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Prothane makes bushings in both colors. But is there a difference in them? Is one harder than the other? There are a lot of misconceptions about the color difference in Prothane's bushings, so let us at DST clear that up for you.
Aside from the actual color, there isn't really a difference at all between the red and the black. They are the same durometer, or hardness, so they will perform the same and both should last the life of your vehicle.
The black bushings do have a small amount of graphite mixed in with the polyurethane which has the potential to help with squeaking. But really, the best way to prevent Prothane bushings from squeaking is to use the supplied pre-lube and grease them properly at install. So whether you choose the red, or the black, just be sure to grease them properly to avoid any squeaking.
Special Order Details
"Prothane - In Stock in Red Only"
This part is currently only in stock in Red. However we can have the part shipped directly to you from the manufacturer Prothane in the color Black if you would like. Special orders from Prothane typically arrive within 2 weeks.
We will pay all special order fees. Purchasing a special order part will not cost you any more than if we had stocked it.
For all orders shipping to the United States - the part will ship directly to you from the manufacturer. If you've purchased other parts along with a special order part, we will pay the additional shipping costs to ship the rest of your order immediately. Essentially we will give you combined shipping despite the fact that we will be making 2 shipments.
For all orders shipping outside the United States, this part will be shipped directly to our forwarding office. We will fill out the necessary paperwork and forward the part on to you via your selected shipping option. If you've purchased other non special order parts - your entire order will wait to ship until this part has arrived.
Special Order parts do not qualify for returns. If you purchase a special order part we will not be able to assist you with a return. If your special order part is damaged, or missing a piece we will assist you in promptly receiving the correct order.