The Engineering Behind the Signature Strutmasters Ride Quality
Since 1999, Strutmasters has been helping customers replace their troublesome air suspensions with sturdy, made-in-the-USA coilover suspensions. The main challenge for the company is in providing the same ride quality as the air suspensions that are being replaced. Air suspensions make for a very smooth ride and most people don’t want to give that up. That’s where Strutmasters’ Glide-Ride Technology comes into play. Here’s a little insight into how the company can make a coilover suspension still ride so smooth.
High Quality ManufacturingThe first and most important step to achieving that signature Strutmasters ride quality is producing kits with high-quality components. The springs in these kits are made of high grade steel and manufactured right here in the USA. Strutmasters works closely with manufacturers to ensure every spring in every kit meets stringent quality standards. As a testament to the manufacturing quality, each kit comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. This ensures that if there is a quality issue, it will be fixed at little to no cost to the customer.
Accurate TuningThough the end result of a Strutmasters coilover strut looks simple from the outside, there’s actually a lot that goes into engineering it. There are many variables between cars that determine how its shocks should be tuned. Tuning is basically calibrating a suspension to handle the job for an individual car. A poorly tuned suspension will provide a terrible ride. Each Strutmasters kit takes any and all variables into account when it is being developed. Cars of a different weight or wheelbase, for example, have drastically different needs from one another.
Proper Spring RatingIn a passive suspension system, the springs do most of the work. They ensure that the wheels are making contact with the road. The springs also absorb the majority of the force of road travel. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure that the springs used in our kits are properly rated. Too soft and your car will bounce and scrape. Too stiff and you’ll be suffering through a really uncomfortable ride. Strutmasters works out the exact rating needed for each of its kits, ensuring a happy medium fit for every car.
Ease of Installation as Part of Ride QualityA suspension does you no good if it’s not installed properly. That’s why the installation process is a major part of the Strutmasters engineering workflow. It’s in everyone’s best interest that installing the new suspension be as clear and simple as possible. Engineers work to ensure that every component fits perfectly and is a breeze to install. This not only ensures the comfort and longevity of the new suspension, it also saves costly labor time. When you’re ready to see check out the signature Strutmasters ride quality for yourself, visit our website to find your kit or call one of our suspension experts at (866) 985-0387.
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