FAQ / TECH SECTION
FEBRUARY 2010 TECH TIP
Guard Rub - The Pitfalls of Wider Tyres and Lowered Suspension.
A common complaint when fitting a lowered suspension kit to a vehicle is that the owner now finds, that after spending a considerable amount of money and effort on Mag wheels and tyres let alone the cost of the suspension kit, he or she experiences the annoying issue of the tyres rubbing on the guards.
Damage to tyres, paintwork and body panels can occur and front wheels can catch on the wheel arches when
In extreme cases the vehicle can be dangerous to drive.
JANUARY 2010 TECH TIP
The Role of the Hydraulic Shock Absorber.
The primary function of the shock absorber is actually not to absorb shocks at all - this role is carried out by the spring. Its ultimate role is to keep the tyre in contact with the road surface.
DECEMBER 2009 TECH TIP
The Importance Of A Correct Ride Height.
Braking, cornering, towing or load carrying ability and ride comfort are just some of the aspects of a vehicles performance and safety that are directly affected by a vehicles height.
NOVEMBER 2009 TECH TIP
New Replacement Coils Springs Can Be Shorter Than Sagged Original Springs.
We get a lot of calls from customers who have ordered replacement coil springs to replaced sagged original ones in a vehicle, who have opened up the packaging and removed the new Cobra coils and then compared the free heights of the new springs with the old ones.
Upon doing this they discover that the new coils are shorter than the sagged ones, yet the reason they wanted to replace the coils in the first place was to raise the vehicles ride height. How can the shorter springs achieve this?
OCTOBER 2009 TECH TIP
The Spring's Effect On Handling.
Handling can be described in a variety of ways, from a vehicles performance under braking and acceleration, to the way it corners.
Ultimately handling is how well the tyres grip the road with the vehicle being driven under different conditions, or the percentage and amount of traction each tyre maintains in contact with the road surface.
A broad description of handling relates to the driver’s confidence in the way the vehicle responds to his or her commands.