What is the best plastic for bushings?

Plastic Bushing Solutions

  • UHMW polyethylene: UHMW-PE can serve as an excellent low-load bushing, 500-800 PSI is at the top of its limitations.
  • Nylon 6: Cast nylon (nylon 6) is a widely used bushing material and can handle up to 4,000 PSI.
  • Acetal:
  • Industrial laminates:
  • Redco 750 and 750 XL.

Is Delrin a good bearing material?

4) Acetal (Delrin): Delrin is a popular material for inexpensive bearings in a wide variety of automotive, appliance, and industrial applications. Delrin is particularly useful in wet environments because of its stability and resistance to wet abrasion.

Is nylon good for bushings?

Nylon is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings often eliminating the need for external lubrication. Other benefits include a reduction in part weight, less operating noise, and decreased wear on mating parts.

Is polyurethane bushings better than rubber?

Ride Quality: Because rubber is softer than polyurethane, it’s much better at warding off road noise and vibrations. This means that rubber bushings make for a much smoother ride. They’re also a lot more prone to damage from oil, UV, road chemicals, and heat.

Is Delrin tough?

Delrin works as an excellent replacement for metal because of its high-tensile strength, low-friction and high-wear resistance, creep and warp resistance, and overall durability and toughness. Delrin exhibits low moisture absorption and it is chemically resistant to hydrocarbons, solvents, and neutral chemicals.

What are the advantages of nylon?

Benefits of using Nylon plastics

  • It has excellent abrasion & wear resistance.
  • It has high tensile and compressive strength.
  • It’s known for its low coefficient of friction.
  • It’s a lightweight option that’s 1/7th the weight of conventional materials.
  • It makes for easy machining.

Is nylon expensive to produce?

One of the primary benefits of nylon fabric is its relatively low cost of manufacture. While this fabric was more expensive than silk when it was first developed, it rapidly dropped in price, and it is especially inexpensive when mixed with other fabrics.

What’s the difference between delrin and polyurethane bushing?

Polyurethane is “sticky” much more so than delrin. Rubber suspension mounts typically work in a totally different way to the aftermarket ones. The physically rotate on an inner steel bushing.

Are there any coilovers that have Delrin bushings?

There is company that sells coilovers that have all delrin bushings. One day on track the welds holding the bottom mounts ripped off both rear shocks. I’m not saying this will happen, but I think it’s a pretty good rule of thumb that basically all suspension systems need at least some room for deflection.

Do you run Delrin or poly bushings in Miata?

We’ve been running poly bushings in the Miata for a couple years without issue. Our new car came with delrin bushings. Does anyone run delrin? Has anyone had durability issues since they are harder and technically more susceptible to cracking? I’m a little nervous about it but don’t want to swap them if I don’t have to. More sharing options…

Which is the best material to use for bushing?

Solid Aluminum is the stiffest and strongest material used for bushings. It offers almost no vibration absorption and is not recommended for daily driving. Unlike both polyurethane and Delrin, aluminum offers no deformation.