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WATCH: 'Power is nothing without control' - Here's how car suspension systems works

2018-08-19 12:30

Robin Classen

Image: iStock

Suspension systems are the core ingredient of every vehicle, determining how well a car  handles on the road and its overall driveability. 

Components such as shock absorbers, shafts and coil springs are some of the key parts that form part a vehicle's suspension.

Different applications

In racing, tuning the suspension is a non-negotiable. Navigating corners at high speeds puts incredible strain on a vehicle and poor suspension could be the difference between life and death.

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Companies like Eibach, Tein and Bilstein are the household names regarding aftermarket suspension to raise and lower the suspension as you want.

Ever heard the saying 'power is nothing without control'? Your engine can produce insane amounts of power but that means nothing if it cannot be transferred to the road.

Check out this cool video by Donut Media on suspension systems:

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