Tuning Suspensions

Armed with a good understanding of how the suspension components interact, you can begin to find ways to modify your car for better handling. This begins with examining the problems your car has with its handling and finding ways to correct this. In some cases, you will need to ask yourself why the car left the factory the way it did before making a change. In the case of an older car, this may be because it was designed for tires with much less grip than modern radials. Family cars are often designed with low cost and a soft ride taking priority over ultimate handling. At the other end of the extreme are cars like the NSX, Viper ACR, and Porsche 911, built with a “money is no object and handling is a key goal” mentality. Lower-priced ...

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