The Truth About Cars » Suspension Truth http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Suspension Truth http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/editorials/suspension-truth/ Supension Truth #4: Once Upon a Bump http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/supension-truth-4-once-upon-a-bump/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/supension-truth-4-once-upon-a-bump/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:12:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464036 A comment several articles ago on quantifying ride evaluation (the ‘ass-o-meter’ as one commenter put it) lodged in my brain. It reminded me that I never expanded on the additional data acquired during this magazine test three summers ago. I’ll do that here, add a few words on the timed track testing and then give […]

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A comment several articles ago on quantifying ride evaluation (the ‘ass-o-meter’ as one commenter put it) lodged in my brain. It reminded me that I never expanded on the additional data acquired during this magazine test three summers ago. I’ll do that here, add a few words on the timed track testing and then give […]

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Suspension Truth # 3.5: The Danger of Paying Top Dollar for Big Name Shocks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suspension-truth-3-5-the-danger-of-paying-top-dollar-for-big-name-shocks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suspension-truth-3-5-the-danger-of-paying-top-dollar-for-big-name-shocks/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:16:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461718 Apologies for the delay in getting the next article to ‘press,’ a few matters including a misbehaving back were needing my attention! Too much sitting, not enough exercise! Now that most of the national championship races are over, people are starting to bench race on what setup to get for next year, what’s ‘best’, etc. […]

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Apologies for the delay in getting the next article to ‘press,’ a few matters including a misbehaving back were needing my attention! Too much sitting, not enough exercise! Now that most of the national championship races are over, people are starting to bench race on what setup to get for next year, what’s ‘best’, etc. […]

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Suspension Truth # 3:What Makes A Car “Fun To Drive”? Factors In Suspension Dynamics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suspension-truth-3what-makes-a-car-fun-to-drive-factors-in-suspension-dynamics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suspension-truth-3what-makes-a-car-fun-to-drive-factors-in-suspension-dynamics/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:25:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460023 In the last article, we explored what influences a suspension to ‘feel sporty’ vs. actually deliver better performance. A great car rewards us with a sublime driving experience while many (most?) let us down in a various ways. As part of that article, I dove into fairly technical terms without much introduction, so I’m taking […]

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In the last article, we explored what influences a suspension to ‘feel sporty’ vs. actually deliver better performance. A great car rewards us with a sublime driving experience while many (most?) let us down in a various ways. As part of that article, I dove into fairly technical terms without much introduction, so I’m taking […]

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Suspension Truth #2: Sport Suspensions – The Illusion of Performance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suspension-truth-2-sport-suspensions-the-illusion-of-performance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suspension-truth-2-sport-suspensions-the-illusion-of-performance/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:26:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459039 Edit: Now with updated graph So, what the heck does a manufacturer mean when they offer a ‘Sport Suspension’ and is it something you actually want? While I haven’t examined every version available, themes have carried through various makes/models, so what follows are safe generalizations. I even throw in a dyno chart! OEMs give us […]

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Edit: Now with updated graph So, what the heck does a manufacturer mean when they offer a ‘Sport Suspension’ and is it something you actually want? While I haven’t examined every version available, themes have carried through various makes/models, so what follows are safe generalizations. I even throw in a dyno chart! OEMs give us […]

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Suspension Truth #1: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – The Psychology of Suspension Tuning http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/suspension-truth-1-planes-trains-and-automobiles-the-psychology-of-suspension-tuning/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/suspension-truth-1-planes-trains-and-automobiles-the-psychology-of-suspension-tuning/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:11:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457801 Our newest segment, “Suspension Truth”, comes to us courtesy of Shaikh J Ahmad.  An engineer by training, Shaikh is the owner of Fat Cat Motorsports, and a self-styled “Suspension Wizard”. Shaikh creates custom suspension components for a variety of cars, including the Mazda Miata and RX-8, the Nissan 350Z, Mini Cooper and Honda S2000. Back […]

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Our newest segment, “Suspension Truth”, comes to us courtesy of Shaikh J Ahmad.  An engineer by training, Shaikh is the owner of Fat Cat Motorsports, and a self-styled “Suspension Wizard”. Shaikh creates custom suspension components for a variety of cars, including the Mazda Miata and RX-8, the Nissan 350Z, Mini Cooper and Honda S2000. Back […]

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