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February '19

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FEBRUARY 2019 THE SHOP 39 The types of vehicles that benefit the most from Polyurethane upgrades are … … limitless, due to the nature of our kits being utilized as both a factory replacement and as a performance upgrade. This allows our kits to be used in all applications. The biggest misconception concerning Polyurethane component upgrades is … … that they will create squeaking or make the vehicle ride rough, typically referred to as NVH (noise, vibration or harshness). Our specially formulated polyurethane allows us to find a happy balance between responsiveness and harshness. Additionally, the purchase of individual kits allows the end-user to custom-tune to his/her preference. An unexpected benefit for shops that offer Polyurethane upgrades is … … it is an inexpensive upgrade in perfor- mance above the stock rubber components that can be an easy add-on sale to tire, wheel, shock and alignment installations and services. REDRANGER USA/NOLATHANE Ontario, California George Hsieh General Manager Our hottest Polyurethane suspension product for 2019 is … … Nolathane REV029.0200 VW Golf Mk7 Front Lower Control Arms with polyure- thane bushings. Its best features include … … geometry gains with -0.3-degrees camber and +2.0 degrees caster improvements into these arms to optimize wheel alignment settings for street and track performance. The types of vehicles that benefit the most from Polyurethane upgrades are … … enthusiast-type vehicles that are driven daily and see the track or canyon roads on weekends. The biggest misconception concerning Polyurethane component upgrades is … … that polyurethane bushings create sig- nificant NVH over rubber bushings and are not suitable for daily drivers. Neither of those are true. With clever engineering and real-world validation, Nolathane engineers are able to minimize NVH by adjusting the poly- urethane formulation and/or cast voids. An unexpected benefit for shops that offer Polyurethane upgrades is … … polyurethane bushing upgrades are the most noticeable/dramatic improvement to a vehicle's ride and handling. They give credit and validation to a shop's work and make customers happy, and in turn make the customers open and receptive to other areas of repairs and/or upgrades. Polyurethane components work well on every type of vehicle, from 4x4s to enthusiast-type rides that are driven daily and see the track or canyon roads on weekends. (Photos courtesy Redranger USA/Nolathane)

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