Springs, Dampers And Roll Bars

Geometry Explained

How To Adjust And Tune

  • Roll Centre and Roll Moment

    The roll centre positions of your front and rear suspension geometry are key features affecting the lateral load transfer rates of your front and rear axles. Their position and difference in height front to rear can be used to tune the roll stiffness distribution of …

  • Lateral and Longitudinal Load Transfer

    Two main types of load transfer exist; lateral load transfer and longitudinal load transfer. In this article we will cover the basic equations for both to provide an understanding of what each is and how it works dynamically. Lateral Load Transfer Lateral load transfer occurs …

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The Fundamentals

  • Geometry

    What Is Suspension Geometry? Suspension geometry is the positioning and angular movement of the suspension arms and the effect that they have upon the movement of the wheel and tyre. It is caused by the different components of the suspension system all moving in their …

  • Suspension

    What Is Suspension? Suspension in the automotive industry is a system of shocks, springs, uprights and arms that together keep a vehicle suspended above ground on its wheels. A suspension system is usually made up of the following components: Spring – This can come in …

  • Tyres

    What is a tyre A tyre is a rubber coated construction that is often inflated and surrounds a metal wheel to form a soft contact with the ground A tyre is a complex mixture of many materials and layers that form a rubber tyre. The …

  • Grip

    What Is Grip? Grip, put basically, is the force generated between the tyre and the surface. The amount of grip generated and maintained is influenced heavily by the mass of the vehicle; the acceleration of the vehicle, the compound of the tyre, the compound of …