14 best manufacturers of silent blocks

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Silent blocks solve several important tasks at once in the suspension of a modern car. These rubber-technical parts provide mobility of the joints, while guaranteeing reliable protection to the mating metal elements. Depending on the car model, the number of silent blocks is significantly different. They are found both in the front suspension and in the rear. The variety of sizes and shapes is striking, which causes additional difficulties when choosing. Our experts will help you find the right parts that combine affordable price and good quality.

How to choose the right silent blocks for a car

  1. The composition of the silent block. Among the rubber-metal hinges, collapsible and non-collapsible structures are distinguished. Silent blocks belong to non-separable hinges, they consist of metal clips and an elastic sleeve. The joining of two different materials is done by vulcanization or compression. The glued parts run smoothly, but do not have the necessary rigidity. The best option for car suspension is a combined structure, where fixation is carried out using an interference fit and vulcanization.
  2. Used materials. For the manufacture of silent blocks, various elastic materials are used. Traditional rubber based rubber is used less and less. At an affordable price, the part is not very durable, especially when driving off-road. Most manufacturers have switched to polyurethane. This material is somewhat tougher than rubber, but the service life of the silent block is significantly increased.
  3. Sizes of silent blocks. It is very important to choose the right size of the silent block. Today, the easiest way to do this is through online selection by entering the basic data of your car. But sometimes there are several versions of suspensions, so you have to arm yourself with a caliper and measure the outer and inner diameters, as well as the length of the hinge.
  4. Service life of silent blocks. Many original parts are capable of defending more than 100 thousand kilometers without replacement. But the cost of such parts is very high, so many car owners are looking for a more affordable alternative. The silent blocks of some manufacturers are able to approach the coveted hundred (subject to correct replacement). When driving on domestic roads, budget parts can last 30-50 thousand km.
  5. Features of installation. Some novice motorists face serious problems when replacing silent blocks. Even squeezing out old parts is not easy. Before installing a new rubber-metal hinge, it is necessary to clean the seat of rust and dirt, apply a thin layer of grease or soap, take into account the orientation of the part according to the marks applied. Only then use the pressing tool. Bolts and nuts are finally clamped only after lowering the car onto the wheels.

We have selected 14 of the best manufacturers of silent blocks for our review. All of them are supplied to the Russian automotive market. When distributing places in the rating, the opinion of experts and reviews of domestic motorists were taken into account.

Rating of the best manufacturers of silent blocks

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of silent blocks 1 Lemforder 5.0
2 RBI 4.9
3 VTR 4.8
4 Febi 4.7
5 SWAG 4.6
6 MASUMA 4.5
7 CTR 4.4
8 SIDEM 4.3
9 Febest 4.2
10 KATSURO 4.1
11 STELLOX 4.0
12 JIKIU 4.0
13 Fulcrum 3.9
14 TRIALLI 3.9

Lemforder

Rating: 5.0

LEMFORDER

The undisputed leader in the auto parts market is the German brand Lemforder. A brand owned by ZF Friedrichshafen AG specializes in the production of undercarriage parts. Lemferder has been known since 1947; throughout the entire period of its activity, the company uses the most advanced technologies. The raw materials supplied to the plant are carefully selected. The most popular products on the Russian market are silent blocks. They withstand tough off-road tests, maintaining serviceability for many years. The experts took into account the huge range of rubber parts, giving the laurels of the rating winner to the German brand.

Lemferder is praised by Russian car owners for its high quality and durability. The only drawback of the brand is the large number of fakes.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • reliability;
  • durability;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.

RBI

Rating: 4.9

RBI

At an affordable price and good quality, the Thai company RBI is trying to win the hearts of Russian motorists. Founded in 1972, the company produces a wide range of spare parts for Asian and European car brands. The entire catalog of silent blocks is divided into two categories: for passenger cars (RBI) and for commercial vehicles (Ritco). At production sites located in China, innovative equipment and modern technologies are used. The manufacturer has its own research centers, allowing timely identification of defects in products. Experts gave the brand second place in the ranking for affordability and accurate dimensions.

Most often, RBI silent blocks are bought by owners of Japanese cars. The disadvantage of the brand is the limited range and short service life.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • exact dimensions;
  • elasticity;
  • modern production.

disadvantages

  • modest assortment.

VTR

Rating: 4.8

VTR

The young manufacturer of spare parts VTR started its activity in 2007. Within a short period of time, the production of spare parts for famous car brands was established. The production facilities are organized according to European standards, which allows us to produce quality products at affordable prices. Strict quality control is carried out at each stage of production. The silent blocks have been certified in all countries where rubber products are supplied. The experts highly appreciated the brand's desire to collaborate with potential customers.

Users are satisfied with the quality of the silent blocks, their elasticity, resistance when driving off-road. Motorists attribute a high price to the disadvantages of products, and it is not possible to find spare parts in the catalog for all cars.

Advantages

  • European quality;
  • strict quality control;
  • good feedback;
  • modern equipment.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Febi

Rating: 4.7

FEBI

One of the most famous companies in the world that produces silent blocks is the German company Febi. The brand got its name from the merger of FERDINAND and BILSTEIN. Parts are supplied to 130 countries of the world. To meet demand, the concern has built a number of factories in different parts of the world. The demand for Febi products is largely due to the introduction of an advanced integrated system that is responsible for planning and managing production. The range of the company includes more than 9 thousand items. Silent blocks are supplied not only to retail chains, but also to conveyors DAF and Mercedes.

The brand is included in our rating for its high quality and rich assortment. But it is difficult for Russian users to buy original spare parts because of the large amount of counterfeit products.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • high quality;
  • deliveries to conveyors of auto giants;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • a lot of counterfeit products.

SWAG

Rating: 4.6

SWAG

Another German manufacturer of auto parts made it to our rating. SWAG has been operating on the European market since 1954. During this time, it has accumulated rich experience in the manufacture of silent blocks, shock absorbers, mufflers, steering parts, etc. Among the brand's partners are such auto giants as Mercedes Benz, Porsche, BMW. SWAG products meet all the requirements of international quality standards. At the same time, the manufacturer manages to supply silent blocks to Russian stores at affordable prices.

Many users have appreciated the good quality and availability of SWAG parts. It is possible to find the right silent block for most cars. Among the disadvantages is the peeling of rubber from the metal base.

Advantages

  • reliability and durability;
  • affordable prices;
  • rich assortment;
  • availability in stores.

disadvantages

  • peel off the rubber in the silent blocks.

MASUMA

Rating: 4.5

MASUMA

The Japanese company MASUMA has the lowest percentage of defective products (0.6%). The factories of this concern (80 enterprises) are located in different countries of the world. They provide spare parts for Asian, European and Russian motorists. The brand's catalog contains such popular parts as silent blocks, steering tips and rods, elements of the brake system and clutch. The company cooperates with the Japanese automobile factories Toyota, Nissan, Honda. This testifies to the reliability and durability of the products.

The brand got into our rating for a well-thought-out pricing policy, which allows spare parts to be competitive in the domestic market. Of the negative aspects, experts point out the presence in Russia of a large amount of counterfeit.

Advantages

  • low marriage rate;
  • a wide range of spare parts;
  • reliability and durability;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • a lot of falsification.

CTR

Rating: 4.4

CTR

South Korean company Central Corporation has been producing auto parts since 1960. The products are known all over the world under the CTR brand. The range of spare parts is wide enough, from suspension parts to brake system elements. The manufacturer pays serious attention to product quality. The factories have introduced advanced technologies, installed high-precision equipment, and established a quality control system. Spare parts are supplied to the conveyors of Korean car factories Daewoo, Hyundai, Kia, as well as to American enterprises GM and Ford. The experts took this circumstance into account by including the brand in our rating.

Car owners praise the silent blocks for their exact dimensions, affordable price and high-quality manufacturing. But it is not always possible to find the right part in stores.

Advantages

  • exact dimensions;
  • high quality;
  • acceptable prices;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • the brand is modestly represented on the Russian market.

SIDEM

Rating: 4.3

SIDEM

The head office of SIDEM has a Belgian residence permit. But production sites are built in Romania and Hungary. A distinctive feature of the brand is a full production cycle, from the purchase of raw materials to packaging. Perhaps that is why there are no counterfeit products on the market. At the same time, the company is not chasing record volumes, although the range of silent blocks is quite wide. In the catalog you can find parts not only for well-known European cars, but also for the domestic VAZ and cars from the Middle Kingdom. Experts consider SIDEM to be a strong middle peasant, which was the main reason for getting into the rating.

Users who purchase spare parts of this brand should not expect a long service life. Judging by the reviews of motorists, the silent blocks serve 30-50 thousand km.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • wide range of models;
  • no fakes;
  • full production cycle.

disadvantages

  • short service life.

Febest

Rating: 4.2

FEBEST

Oddly enough, but the German auto parts manufacturer Febest specializes in the production of silent blocks for Asian cars. For the manufacture of industrial rubber goods, only natural rubber is used, to which additives are added. The result is the most wear-resistant parts for operation in the northern regions of Russia. The brand managed to get into our rating due to its high dimensional accuracy. The company's policy is distinguished by a balanced price, this factor has a positive effect on demand in our country.

With regard to durability, based on the reviews of motorists, you can deduce the average mileage in the region of 40 thousand km. The relocation of production facilities to China negatively affected the quality of rubber.

Advantages

  • budgetary cost;
  • resistance to low temperatures;
  • quality base;
  • reliable assembly.

disadvantages

  • narrow specialization;
  • fragile rubber.

KATSURO

Rating: 4.1

KATSURO

The Japanese company KATSURO was founded in 2002. The head office is located in Nagoya, and the production of parts is carried out in Malaysia. The range of spare parts is limited only by the suspension and steering. Silent blocks are made for passenger cars and commercial vehicles of such famous brands as Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, Kia, Hyundai. The manufacturer manages to maintain the high quality of products due to the 8-stage control, which is carried out by Japanese specialists at the Malaysian plant. All spare parts are certified according to the international standard ISO 9001.

Judging by the reviews of domestic consumers, they have little contact with the brand's products. Therefore, the manufacturer is on the 10th position in the rating.

Advantages

  • modern production;
  • 8-step quality control;
  • availability of certificates;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • only for Asian cars;
  • low popularity in Russia.

STELLOX

Rating: 4.0

STELLOX

STELLOX is one of the most popular Chinese auto parts manufacturers in our country. The manufacturer has won the recognition of Russian motorists due to its affordable price and stable quality. The assortment includes silent blocks for front and rear suspension of different car brands. Experts note the desire of the Chinese to improve the quality of their products, even though they have passed ISO and PCT certification. The brand cooperates with a number of enterprises, conducting regular audits with them.

After analyzing the reviews of motorists, we can come to the conclusion that the company has something to work on. Discontent is caused by the appearance of silent blocks, low quality of rubber. For affordability, the brand gets into our rating.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • certified products;
  • striving to improve quality;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • not durability;
  • poor quality rubber.

JIKIU

Rating: 4.0

JIKIU

The Japanese brand JIKIU belongs to the largest Asian concern RMP NAGAMOCHI Technology Co. Its history begins in the distant 60s, when there was a rapid growth in the automotive industry in Japan. The manufacture of spare parts is based on a special technology. It is based on innovative equipment and strict quality control. Experts note the brand's competent pricing policy, a wide range of silent blocks (2500 varieties). In 2017, the brand participated in the Expocentre exhibition, the products have a Russian quality certificate.

Users note the elasticity of the rubber, the silent blocks fit well in the levers, they resist off-road for many years. Just buying JIKIU spare parts in the store will not work right away, the waiting time for an order ranges from 1 week to 1 month.

Advantages

  • Japanese quality;
  • quality certificate;
  • a wide range of;
  • affordable prices.

disadvantages

  • long wait for the order.

Fulcrum

Rating: 3.9

POINT OF SUPPORT

The launching pad for the Russian brand Tochka Oporiya became an ordinary car service, which was created in 1998. The company did not limit itself to car repairs, starting the production of spare parts. The brand was officially registered in 2006, and after another 10 years the company reached an annual production of 3 million parts. When installing silent blocks in the front suspension of the VAZ, the control becomes more precise and sensitive. Rigidity is increased in the rear suspension.

The original silent blocks are distinguished by exceptional survivability. But unscrupulous manufacturers offering cheap fakes became interested in the trademark. So far, the manufacturer has not found reliable protection for its products from counterfeit products, which affected their place in our rating.

Advantages

  • durability;
  • better road handling;
  • affordable price;
  • good quality.

disadvantages

  • rear suspension stiffness;
  • a lot of counterfeit products.

TRIALLI

Rating: 3.8

POINT OF SUPPORT

Another Russian brand was included in our rating. The TRIALLI trademark began its activity in 1995, when 6 Italian companies began to sell their products under a new brand. Further, cooperation was established with the Russian company “Karval”, which in 2012 became the owner of the trademark. The company's catalog contains a wide range of spare parts for VAZ, GAZ, KAMAZ, etc. In addition to silent blocks, motorists are offered parts of the chassis, transmission and engine. All products have a manufacturer's warranty.

Experts appreciated the quality of polyurethane silent blocks, which are distinguished by their reliability and long service life. But spare parts have risen in price, you can not buy them in all stores.

Advantages

  • reliability and durability;
  • good quality;
  • a large assortment;
  • manufacturer's warranty.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • shortage of spare parts in stores.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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