Replacing a Shock or Strut Shock absorbers (and struts) are a wear and tear component of a vehicle’s suspension system. Whether it’s the oil breaking down from rapid heat and cooling, or the internal valving wearing down after tens, or hundreds of thousands of cycles, the shocks will need to be replaced someday. And when […]
Learn more about symptoms of bad automotive shock absorbers and struts, why they go bad, how to extend the life of your shocks, and replacement options.
Identifying the symptoms of bad sway bar links and bushings is key for knowing when to replace them to reduce body roll during a turn.
A bad tie rod actually means that the tie rod ends are loose or damaged causing a loose steering wheel, a clunking clicking sound from the front end, among other signs. Discover more symptoms and what to do about it here!
Bad U Joints can make squeaking noises at low speeds and cause vibrations or more serious symptoms. Understanding the causes for premature wear can help you find the right replacement.
Body and suspension lifts both offer a taller ride and room for larger wheels and tires, but they do have differences like cost, center of gravity and handling changes, and ground clearance. We’re going to take a look at some of these characteristics in-depth and hopefully give you a better idea of which lifting method you need.
A loaded strut is a complete, easily installed replacement for every part of the strut assembly and can offer a cheaper replacement than a bare strut that reuses some original components, but also requires tool rentals or professional installation. We’ll help you decide which option is best for your vehicle.
Are you looking to give your RZR a little extra edge out on the trails, without a costly suspension replacement? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, I am going to tell you why rubber is not a reliable bushing material, the ‘creative’ (yet dangerous) fixes for them, and how longer-lasting polyurethane UTV bushings will save you money and upgrade the suspension of your RZR.
A bad control arm really means there’s a bad ball joint or worn control arm bushings. When they fail you can experience symptoms ranging from clunking noises to steering wander. This article will highlight the symptoms along with the reasons for control arm failure and what to do about it.
We’re going to explore what durometer actually is and what it means for suspension bushings. Simply put, durometer is the hardness of a material and describes how it will react to force. We will cover the shore scales and their relevance, why durometer is important and how it affects certain suspension components, the role it plays in different bushing materials and how certain things affect durometer.