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How Do You Improve the Best Car in the World?

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Posted March 26, 2018 in suspension modifications

Auto mechanic with working tools For repair and diagnostics of carsPorsche® owners already know they drive a powerful, first-rate vehicle with considerable aesthetic and functional advantages. However, even the best car in the world can be improved upon when it comes to handling, enjoyability, and safety. Certain suspension modifications, including alignment and corner balancing, springs and shocks, and sway bars and suspension bushings, can significantly enhance the handling performance of an exceptional specialty car.

Alignment and Corner Balancing

A vehicle’s alignment affects all the mechanical aspects of the car, from the tires to the steering wheel. Corner balancing distributes an automobile’s weight evenly, which is especially important for turning corners. Both alignment and corner balancing are essential for optimal vehicle handling and overall driving performance, including:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Vehicle control
  • Tire wear

Springs and Shocks

Depending on the kind and amount of driving done on a given vehicle, shocks should be changed roughly every 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Springs can last longer, but heavy use can wear them out prematurely. Routine maintenance of springs and shocks is essential for:

  • Safety
  • Steering
  • Alignment

Sway Bars and Suspension Bushings

Sway bars connect the front right and front left suspensions, as well as the rear right and rear left suspensions, to help prevent the body roll of an automobile when going around sharp corners. Suspension bushings are the components of sway bars that help minimize noise and road bumps, creating a smoother driving experience. Additionally, sway bars and suspension bushings help maintain:

  • Vibration reduction
  • Alignment
  • Vehicle control