What is a Suspension System?
A suspension system is made up of many components that work together, to assist in softening the undesirable effects of the surface that a vehicle is travelling on. It works by delicately balancing these effects, whilst still providing the driver with the necessary road response for driving, steering and braking safely.
The two main aspects of a suspension system include the springs and shock absorbers that help control the suspension movement and the network of control rods, linkages and bushes that connect the wheels to the vehicle. This network is intricately designed to be rigid, whilst allowing vertical movement for the wheels.
Suspension gives all the wheels of the vehicle more chance of making contact with the surface especially when driving over bumpy uneven tracks. When you travel at speed, these effects are amplified and driving over smaller track imperfections could now be quite noticeable. A good suspension system will dramatically help suppress these effects.