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.
Every modern car has a stabilizer bar connected to the suspension struts and a subframe. It compensates for body roll when cornering by leveling the position. During its operation, the stabilizer bar regularly moves inside the two rubber mounts. When these soft bushings start to squeak or even knock is heard, a part replacement is required. Here are the best stabilizer bushing manufacturers, selected based on customer feedback and product quality ratings. This will help you select a verified product for your wallet.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of stabilizer bushings
Rating of the best manufacturers of stabilizer bushings
|Rating of the best manufacturers of stabilizer bushings||1||Lemforder||5.0|
We have placed the German manufacturer Lemforder in the first place. This brand belongs to a concern ZF, which produces suspension elements, propeller shafts, drive belts, engine oils, antifreezes and anthers. The company produces bushings for anti-roll bars with a seal inside (fabric cord insert), which ensures the absorption and retention of lubricant. Judging by customer reviews, these rubber stabilizer mounts do not creak for a long time. They are easy to put on, since the material is elastic and freely spreads to cover the bar. On the side of the bushings, there is always a clear designation of the manufacturer's logo and the country of manufacture, but recently the number of fakes has increased, so you need to buy goods for attaching stabilizers only from trusted suppliers.
The manufacturer leads the world market in terms of the quality of its products, including bushings for stabilizers. Rubber and other products of the brand are so reliable that they were chosen as the basic installation on their cars by such concerns as Mercedes, VW, Audi, BMW. A new part can leave the factory up to 170 thousand km, only after which it will need to be replaced.
- rubber does not have an unpleasant odor;
- the form is molded correctly;
- gluing the friction material inside;
- well-readable labels and markings.
- there are many fakes on sale;
- high price;
- production was partially moved to Malaysia, which reduced the quality of these particular goods.
The second place is also behind a German manufacturer that manufactures spare parts for cars and trucks. The company produces more than 37,000 parts and has offices in 70 countries around the world. Bushings and other products are available in 150 countries. The concern has its own factories that produce spare parts labeled Made in Germany. The brand is part of the Bilstein Group, which places high demands on quality. In the reviews, car owners like the soft rubber of the bushings, a perfectly smooth cut and the correct shape of the product. Once installed, the suspension gently works out bumps, including speed bumps.
This manufacturer was recognized by us as the best, since it produces bushings taking into account the wear of the stabilizer. The shaft of the part gradually wears out in the place of fixation, which leads to a strong backlash. To eliminate this phenomenon, the concern manufactures rubber bearings with a smaller diameter (for example, the rod is 20 mm, and the bushing inside has a diameter of 16 mm), which allows the axle to be tightly compressed and eliminate the runout.
- no irregularities in the shape;
- the car begins to gently drive bumps;
- body roll is eliminated;
- long service life – up to 200,000 km.
- difficult to put on the stabilizer;
- the first time after installation, there may be a creak.
Further, a manufacturer from the UK. The company has existed since 1903 and now produces primary parts for assembling Hyundau, KIA, Proton. Parts for the aftermarket are also manufactured under the same brand. The assortment includes about 6,000 articles and 23 product groups. In the company's catalog you can find: elements of the brake system, silent blocks, clutches, ball bearings, stabilizers, shock absorbers, steering levers and rods. Buyers in the reviews share that when replacing bushings, there are no difficulties, even with self-installation, even in service.
In our opinion, this manufacturer is the best due to the production of reinforced bushings for vehicles with a rear anti-roll bar. For such machines, the company makes rubber hinges with an additional stiffener in the middle, which prevents the stabilizer bar and metal shell from chewing on it. There is also a protrusion on the body of the sleeve, which is convenient to rest against with your fingers when separating a tight part.
- well-readable markings on the case;
- no scoring on the side parts;
- even shape of rubber products;
- there are no problems when replacing parts.
- high price;
- few anti-counterfeiting elements.
And here is another good manufacturer of suspension elements, but from South Korea. The CRT company was founded in 1960 and now supplies parts to the conveyors of all cars produced in their country. The company's catalog contains 20 product groups, including more than 15,000 spare parts. The range includes: brake pads, ball joints, rods, stabilizers, pistons, steering racks, shock absorbers and bushings. Drivers have reported in reviews that the rubber mounts fit 'like they were native' without undue effort. It is only necessary to hang out the front wheels so that the fastening of the hinges does not experience pressure. Customers also like that the supports are supplied in paraffin so that the rubber does not dry out during storage. The bushings are stiffer to the touch, which contributes to a long service life between the two metal parts.
We consider the manufacturer to be the best in terms of the versatility of the bushings produced. Many rubber products for stabilizers for the KIA brand are suitable for Hyundai and vice versa. If you cannot find the required bushing from the spare parts catalog for your Korean car, take the old part with you to the store and simply pick it up according to its shape, regardless of the article for another model.
- products comply with ISO 9001/9002 certificates;
- supplier of spare parts for auto concerns KIA, Hyundai, GM;
- hologram for product protection;
- there is no unpleasant smell of rubber.
- there are fakes;
- sometimes the original boxes contain spare parts from other companies.
The TRW brand, formed in 1901, also entered the TOP-5 manufacturers. The company originated in the USA, but in 2015 it was absorbed by the concern ZF and now operates within it as a car security system development department. Therefore, the goods are marked Made in Germany. Suspension elements, calipers, steering tips and rods, pumps, technical fluids, power steering continue to be produced under the brand. Reviews show that the bushings are distinguished by clear shapes and moderately elastic. Most often they are universal and fit a variety of models. For example, some of the Opel rubber hinges are identical to the SAAB.
According to our experts, the brand is the best because of the large range of products. In total, the manufacturer's catalog includes 31 product groups, including more than 44,000 spare parts. Here you can find bushings for the stabilizer of any car. We conducted an experiment and entered into the catalog search models of cars that have been out of production for a long time, for example Opel Kadett or Vectra, and even the company has bushings on them. If you are the owner of a car for which it is difficult to get spare parts, then take a closer look at the products of this manufacturer.
- no unpleasant odor of rubber;
- various forms of bushings (with and without slots) for different brands of machines;
- reinforced support walls;
- sold in every city.
- there are burrs on the product;
- relatively high cost.
This manufacturer entered the European market in 2001 and is less well known than others. The company itself has existed since 1919 and is based in the United States. In the American market, its products account for more than 60% and are actively bought. For the release of sales in Eurasia, a branch was opened in Germany. For stabilizers, the manufacturer produces bushings with a cloth seal inside, which helps to reduce wear. The fabric material absorbs the lubricant well, so it does not smear on the bar, but remains in place. Some buyers in the reviews believe that the bushings of this brand are the most optimal for Russian roads, since they last for a long time up to 150,000 km.
According to the editors of the magazine, the manufacturer is the best, because it specializes exclusively in the production of parts for the chassis, as well as the suspension of the car. The narrow focus allowed the concern to reach great heights in development. Their stabilizer bushings are distinguished by the optimal combination of hardness and softness of polyurethane. On the one hand, stiffness extends the product's life, and on the other hand, softness reduces vibration from uneven road surfaces when driving.
- relatively low cost;
- exact correspondence in form to the original;
- reinforced side at the place of the girth;
- frost-resistant polyurethane is used.
- if the output on the stabilizer is large, then the new bushings will quickly “jam”;
- there is a slight creak.
This manufacturer was registered in Germany in 1999, but manufactures supports for front and rear stabilizers at factories in China. Dumping prices made it competitive, which made it possible to reach the same level in terms of the number of sales with world leaders. Elements of the braking system, suspension, chassis parts, repair kits and even subframes are produced under the 'Febest' brand. Although the reviews on the company's products are controversial, it is the Febest stabilizer bushings that drivers recommend. Their rubber quality is acceptable, in contrast to silent blocks, which quickly detach from the metal shell.
The manufacturer is classified by us in the category of the best, since its products can be bought in any city and there is no need to wait for weeks for the ordered product via the Internet. This company also has a large selection of analogues for the model range Toyota. If the price of the original is 'cosmic', then it is easy to find a substitute here at an affordable cost. Other firms do not provide such a choice in terms of suspension for Toyota.
- the range is designed for all European, Asian and American cars;
- there are bushings made of both rubber and polyurethane;
- are supplied in individual boxes, and inside are sealed in a film so that they do not dry out;
- produce a complete range for front and rear suspension.
- in frost -10 degrees they creak;
- the goods are manufactured in China;
- little lubricant lingers inside.
This manufacturer specializes in the production of non-original parts for European and Asian car brands. The company was founded in 1988 in Italy and now has several factories in Korea, Japan and China. The brand produces clutch elements, bearings, pulleys, brake pads and discs, rollers, belts, generators, spark plugs, spare parts for motors and suspension. Since there are several manufacturers with a similar name (JapanCars, Jakoparts), there are many reviews on the network in which buyers are confused, evaluating products from other companies as Japanparts. The original packaging of the brand is bright blue with yellow lettering on the diagonal. Although in reality the company acts partly as a packer, and low-grade bushings can be caught in the box, most of the products look decent, although they cost 5 times cheaper than the original.
We consider this manufacturer to be the best due to the affordable prices for the products. At the same time, facts show that the production of bushings for stabilizers and other products are produced on the same lines as original parts for Asian cars, only under other brands.
- rather soft rubber;
- provide quiet suspension operation;
- tightly squeeze the stabilizer bar;
- great price.
- casting is not always even;
- meets repackaged parts of poor quality;
- there may be a slanting cut.
The review is completed by a manufacturer from China called SAT. The company was founded in 2000 and specializes in the supply of spare parts for European, Japanese and Korean car brands. In total, the company's catalog contains 33 groups of goods, including: shock absorbers, high-voltage wires, levers, struts, bushings, stabilizers, lighting equipment, climate systems. All products comply with the ISO 9001 certificate. The manufacturer has both rubber and polyurethane supports. The goods are packed in film without boxes, but they can withstand postage normally. Unlike most other brands, SAT casts yellow rubber stabilizer bushings. This facilitates subsequent control of their condition when entering the overpass (it is easier to see cracks in the material against a yellow background).
We added the manufacturer to our review because we found many positive reviews about the girth tightness of the bushings. Rubber products squeeze the bar well and do not dangle on it, which eliminates backlash and knocks when driving through irregularities. But their service life is 50-70 thousand km, so you need to be prepared for an earlier replacement.
- there is no knocking even after 50,000 km;
- in size exactly correspond to the original elements to the stabilizer;
- rubber of medium hardness is used;
- soft material does not leave fingerprints on hands.
- frankly made in China;
- there is no internal cord;
- there is a specific unpleasant odor;
- less protection against vibration transmission than other brands of hubs.
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.