Vesconite Automotive

Automotive bushes require regular maintenance and greasing and are prone to wear especially in wet or dirty conditions. Self lubricating Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube eliminate the need for continual greasing and at the same time increases bushing life. Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are tough and durable and perform well under the mechanical stress that occurs on vehicle suspension systems.

Common Automotive Applications


  • Vesconite or Vesconite Hilube do not require greasing.
  • Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube have the advantage of operating quietly, with less wear.
  • Vescoflex, our bendable polymer, is flexible and allows for movement, while Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are suitable as hard bushings.
  • Available as rods and hollow bar for do-it-yourself machining.
  • Stock of Vescoflex ready-to-fit shackle bushes available for various Toyota, Isuzu, Nissan, Ford, Mitsubishi and Mazda 4x4s and 4x2s.


Between the pump impeller and casing wear rings, tight clearances are required. Swelling and corrosion can be an issue with traditional materials.

This is not the case with Vesconite due to its virtually zero water absorption rate and dimensional stability, and no bimetallic corrosion.

Unlike bronze or rubber bushings, fresh and saltwater serves as an effective  lubricant for Vesconite Hilube. This makes it an ideal material for pump bowl bushings and stuffing box bushings.

Vesconite Automotive Case Studies
While most people associate rubber with tyres, ‘carbon black’, which gives automotive tyres their colouring as well as their stiffness, strength and…
No-grease engineered polymer Vesconite Hilube bushings were used as suspension bushings in two of the Colcar racing team’s vehicles in the 2019…
An independent test has shown that a Vesconite left-hand torque-plate bushing, made from a no-grease hard-wearing engineered polymer, shows 35% less wear…
A South African enthusiast imported a Raceco off-road racing car from the United States where it is manufactured and assembled.
To compare the performance of Vesconite and OEM bronze bushings, hanger and spring eye bushings in Vesconite and bronze were fitted to an RE 29 Leyland petrol tanker used in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
South Africa - Mechanical and aeronautical engineering students at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa, are using Vesconite bushings in their…
Asia-Pacific / Australia-New Zealand - Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube bushings continue to be ordered by a large manufacturer and supplier of trailer…
Argentina - Vesconite Hilube bushings were used as suspension bushings in a modified 4x4 vehicle at the Dakar Rally. The polymer bushings…
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