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 designed paths, which together generate changes in direction and multiple forces on the wheel and tyre, making the steering and suspension operate in particular ways. There are many different categories of suspension geometry, the vast majority of which is covered in the “Geometry Explained” category.
The Purpose of Suspension Geometry
The main purpose of suspension geometry is to work the tyre and ensure that the maximum amount of grip is being used from the tyre during all conditions including cornering, acceleration, braking and uneven ground conditions.
The behaviour and movement of all the combined areas of suspension geometry result in a car that handles well and delivers positive driver feedback, resulting in a fast competent vehicle.