240 Rear Axle Spherical Bearings
- 6061 T6 Billet Aluminum Construction
- CNC machined
- Black Anodized
- Aurora brand PTFE lubricated spherical bearing
- Improves performance of the rear suspension.
$195 per pair + Shipping.
Tired of replacing the rear axle to trailing arm bushings that never seem to last long enough and make the rear suspension feel sloppy and have a tendency to wheel hop? These rear bushings are arguably the worst job to do on a 240 and are also the weakest link, if you are sick of replacing them we have a solution for you!
In order to get proper articulation and to not over constrain the rear axle Volvo put voids into the rubber bushings, while this works to allow the axle to rotate back and forth with travel it makes the bushing weak and prone to ripping and destruction. Our competitors offer a polyurethane bushing to replace this Volvo bushing. While this bushing is much more durable it is also very poorly designed product that is not well suited to is installed application. The polyurethane bushings will deal with vertical travel reasonably well but they do not respond to body roll or one wheel bumps correctly. They do not pivot in the body roll direction! What this does is it causes the rear suspension to bind. When the rear suspension binds it lifts the rear wheel off the ground and reduces grip levels, reducing traction accelerating out of corners, and causing a shift in handling balance to over steer.
Enter the 240 Spherical Rear Axle Bushings: We CNC machined a billet aluminum housing that presses into the stock location. In that housing is a durable, teflon lined maintenance free spherical bearing, retained with a snap ring. If the spherical bearing ever needs to be replaced just remove the snap ring and slide the spherical out and replace it.