Parts Bin: Cure ‘Carthritis’ with Nolathane Suspension Products

Nolathane bushing


Ride quality is something every driver wants to improve. But how?

There are many components that contribute to achieving this goal, so it can be challenging to know where to begin.

Starting with the basics, like aftermarket bushings, can make an immediate impact.

Nolathane was founded in 1974 in Sydney, Australia with a suspension-enhancing product line that includes bushings, sway bars, control arms, and more.

Stock suspension products are produced to provide a cheap, good-enough suspension solution. But, the cheap and weak materials ultimately deteriorate—which creates a condition that Nolathane has dubbed ‘Carthritis.’

Similar to the human body, your car is made up of a series of joints and parts that work together to move smoothly. When these joints and connections wear, your car experiences symptoms similar to arthritis of the human body.

Most notable are your bushings—these are essential ‘joints’ within your car’s suspension system that wear down over time.

Symptoms of Carthritis include:

  • Vibration
  • Shudders
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Irregular steering
  • Poor braking

Fortunately, it’s an easy problem to solve. Upgrading to aftermarket, higher quality bushings helps reduce deterioration of ride quality.

Nolathane bushings perform effectively because of their polyurethane construction.

Most OEM or competitor bushings are crafted from rubber, which can’t stand up to the heat and rigors of everyday driving. Nolathane’s polyurethane offers the trifecta—they’re softer, stronger, and smarter than rubber.

And, each one is made application-specific, so it’s designed for optimal performance in specific vehicles.

Nolathane touts their products as being for everyone—from daily drivers to performance seekers, and mod-lovers to regular maintenance DIYers, and leverage top-grade materials and construction to ensure great performance for many years.

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  1. Are there companies make available a kit to supply all bushings for a specific vehicle at once without having to look up each individual component?

    • Some vehicles do have kits that will provide bushings for the entire vehicle. Nolathane also offer some kits that are for front only and rear only. If you let me know what vehicle you are looking for, I can help look it up.

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