When it comes to the perfect suspension, it's all about the other parts.
From top hats and spring seats, to coil spacers, bull joints and U-bolts, there's a plethora of other suspension parts which work together to deliver the overall finely tuned performance. And it's very important that you have a good knowledge around what they do and how they work.
The better you know other suspension parts, the better your suspension will be.
Get to know the other suspension parts, then you'll be able to carefully pick the right supplier to give you access to a huge range of quality products... which will result in you achieving the optimum set-up for your vehicle and a truly enhanced drive experience.
The big players in other suspension parts!
The upper spring seat is an important yet often overlooked component in your vehicle's suspension system. The upper spring seat gives a cradle for the top of the
Coil strut spacers are designed to sit on-top of the strut and create lift, without limiting wheel travel or effecting the drive experience.
Ball joints are made with a bearing stud and socket which fits nicely inside a lubricated casing. They connect the control arm to the steering knuckles and allow for smooth and solid movement in the suspension. The front suspension of most vehicles have lower ball joints and, in some cases, upper ball joints too.
A U-bolt provides the force required to clamp the leaf spring and related components firmly together. In addition to the leaf spring, these components include the top plate, axle seat, axle and bottom plate.
Struts are a structural part of the suspension system, attached to the top of the chassis of your vehicle. They provide mounting cradle for the coil spring, and the spring is what regulates the height of the vehicle so there's a plate for the spring.
Bushings, Bearings & Joints
Bushings are cushions made of rubber or polyurethane. They're mounted on car suspensions and steering joints to absorb road bumps, control the amount of movement in the joints and reduce noise and vibration.