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  • Suspension Tech Information - Understanding Basic Suspension Terminology

  • …the tires' contact patches to better stay in contact with the road surface. Can have a major affect on the vehicle ride quality and handling balance anytime the vehicle suspension is moving through its range of motion. Bump Stop: In its basic form, prevents the vehicle's suspension or tire from…

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  • You say rim, I say wheel; you say tomato...

  • …use the correct terminology when discussing parts. The rim is the outer barrel portion of the wheel where the tire is mounted. The term wheel applies to the entire assembly so anyone who says they are going to purchase some rims for their car is not using the correct terminology. If they intend to…

  • Shock Absorbers: Buying Made Easy

  • …decision-making process. At Tire Rack, we appreciate the learning curve. We do our homework, testing products and compiling articles to help you along the way. So when it comes to shock absorbers, we like to start at the very beginning with basic suspension terminology. And that leads to more…

  • Hotchkis Competition Anti-Roll Bars

  • …via a more aggressive rear bar set. One advantage of running a thicker rear bar vs. stock is added over-steer, which maximizes the vehicle's race tires for on-track performance. The Hotchkis bars can also be used if your vehicle currently has lowering springs or a coil-over kit. Popular Applications…


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