Suspension Tuning & Modification
Suspension Tuning is a critical part of getting the ultimate performance package.
To have a more competitive car than a rival, you need superior suspension upgrades and a well balanced set up, which maximises the available grip levels. It all comes down to extracting the best from what components you have and making sure they are well set up for the road or track conditions.
With upgraded suspension components, you have the potential for increase cornering capacities, by fine during the overall suspension balance and even help to eliminate weaknesses in the car chassis or handling characteristics. Suspension tuning can be used to change the way the car behave on different track and road conditions, playing to your car´s strength to gain a competitive edge.
We can reduce understeer and oversteer characteristics with the adjustments of anti-roll bar (sway bars), bump and rebound, ride height, spring rates, corner and static weights. The combinations are extreme and the more adjust-ability you have with suspension upgrades, the more the need to get the suspension tuning correct.
The suspension´s main role is to keep the tyres in contact with the road surface for as long as possible and to optimise the contact patch of the the tyre. We can increase acceleration, braking and cornering forces by manipulating suspension adjustments. Suspension tuning even has an impact on the aerodynamics nature of the car under down force loads. We can increase down force levels with suspension tuning with the adjustments of ride height and spring rates for example.
One key area that you will need to know to maximise suspension tuning, is a good overall picture of your car´s current performance limitations and desired adjustment requirements. When trying to find the right suspension tuning settings it is important to considered a few things about your car and the track conditions you want to drive on.
- Steering knuckle mods (increase steering lock, changing Ackerman)
- Steering rack mods (increase steering lock)
- Hub, rack, sub frame mods
- Coil overs
- Lowered springs
- Performance shocks
- Sub frame bracing
- Pivot point changes to optimise traction
- Adjustable suspension arms, front to rear
- Drift spec wheel alignment
- Custom arms, rose jointing