Category: General

Categories: General

The Need for Quality Suspension

Suspension is a system of connecting the vehicles upper body to its wheels and allows for fluid and relative motion for a smooth ride. This is collectively called as the suspension system. Tires, Springs, Shock absorbers and linkages combine together to carry the whole weight of a car or truck. Each model of vehicle has different suspension to carry its weight all the while keeping the vehicle smooth the entire ride. Even the design of front suspension and rear end suspension of a car can have a different structure. These suspension components are designed in such a manner to support both road-handling and quality which are from each other. 

Purpose of Suspension 

Suspension serves multiple purposes while maintaining the whole balance of the car. While the main aim of the suspension is to protect the vehicle and its inside cargo from any damage, the overall stability of handling, braking, wheel alignment and improves the age of tires as well as internal components too. 

Chassis that holds the cable of the car is attached to the wheel axis and Springs absorbs the weight of the vehicle, simultaneously reducing the excess energy from road shocks. So as the bumps come in your way these suspension parts take all the pressure on themselves, giving a smooth ride to passengers and minimizing the effect of poor road conditions. Suspension brings the stability in controlling the vehicle through wheels by pushing the tire to be in contact with the ground every time resulting in better handling respectively. 

Weight transfer is another technical feature of these suspension systems. When the vehicle makes a turn, accelerate or apply brakes the whole weight of the car changes as per the situation. Distance between wheel centres, the height of the centre of gravity, the amount of acceleration experienced, and the mass of the car or truck are the major factors that define the value of weight transfer. 

Suspensions are different based on the need and requirements of the vehicle. Common passenger cars use strut with single shock absorber, a heavy loaded truck uses leaf springs and pushrod suspension for high speed in case of formulas one cars where comfort is secondary.

Smooth movement of the vehicle along the road prevents the pre-maturing of tires too. Worn suspension can reduce the whole stability of the vehicle resulting in less overall performance. These suspension needs to be replaced with authentic suspension parts to transform the vehicle capabilities to its optimum level. 

What X2 Industries Can offer you?

X2 Industries offers a topmost quality suspension of different type & year models for cars and Truck. We specialize in custom Aftermarket suspension kits & their respective parts for all make and models. Complementary core components like air compressors, airbags, valves, pneumatic airline, brackets switch control boxes, control arms, brackets, air tanks, structs etc are available too. Original Equipment Manufacturer for top models like Audi, BMW, Bentley, Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Hummer, Land Rover, Jaguar, Lincoln, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Nissan and Volkswagen are available too. All of these parts are genuine and offer long term permanent solutions for your vehicle. For any more custom requirement leave us a query and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Some of our customers request information on air bagging there classic cars, trucks or just about anything with a straight axle by mono leafing there leaf springs. This is the process of removing all but the main leaf spring to create a drop in which air bags can lift you back up to an alternate height.. This mono leafing your front or rear suspension, will provide you with the drop that is needed to air ride your application. Unfortunately this is not a good long term alternative to a drop or 4-link kit, as the single rear leaf spring will become weak and break within a year or two assuming this is a daily driver. If this is a show car then aside from the mono leaf approach looking and performing hokey, it may take a couple more years for the ultimate demise of the main leaf spring. To get an idea of what running mono leafs in any vehicle does, take a look at the images below.

The goal here with air ride is to get the suspension down, down, down if you are looking for a slammed look, and then lift the vehicle to your ride height or above with the newly added air spring and bracket kit. Traditionally this is done with a 4-link kit which allows you to completely delete your leaf springs.

The other more cost effective and easier to install option is keeping your leaf springs completely intact and going with a static drop kit, which in most cases is an axle flip kit or a drop block kit. The above links will provide you a glimpse at the hardware that is needed to make this drop possible. Now in no way is this the correct way to do an air ride instillation but is certainly a better approach then running a mono leaf.

Once your vehicle is at a lowered stance you can then proceed to add the air spring to recover the height you are looking for. This is a much more cost effective way to lower and air ride your rear axle without having to jeopardize the integrity of your leaf spring. If a mono leaf is being used, be sure to stay diligent on inspecting this part regularly. You do not want a leaf spring breaking during normal driving speed as it can be catastrophic.

I hope this helps, clarify some of the questions you may have had with regards to being cost effective and safe with your air ride installation involving a straight axle.

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There are various parts of automobiles that need to be replaced from time to time. Now, you could buy these pars online at much decent price and improve upon the performance of your vehicle to enjoy smooth drive.

Automobile performance matters a lot to their owners. It is must to maintain their performance so that the vehicle could perform and driver could enjoy smooth ride. When it comes to performance, people generally think of horsepower, acceleration and torque. However, there are lot more things to consider for the vehicle maintenance. With time, different parts of a vehicle are worn out and hence, need to be replaced for better functioning. Owners need to be aware of the replacement of these parts so that they could get the repairs done timely to improve upon the vehicle’s performance.

Air assisted suspension is a spectacular addition to your vehicles performance parts. It maximizes the friction between road and tires, thus providing good steering ability and smooth driving. Suspension comes into role, when a vehicle drives on road irregularities. A bump in the road causes wheel to move up and down, thus experiencing vertical acceleration. Suspension is useful in safely accelerate and apply brake. Hence, your vehicle should have good quality suspension such that passengers could feel the comfort while travelling. In order to help people make their selection, there are several performance parts online dealers who have brought in almost all types of suspension to make it easier for people to make their choice.

Lightening is another important part of vehicle that is useful in various ways. Though its prime function is to make road and objects on them visible, but it also contributes to the outlook of the vehicle. There are different types of LED accessories that are available to help people enhance the look of automobile. You could seek for these accessories online to know about the number of available options. Whether you talk about projector lights, crystal headlights, corner lights, fog lights or accessory bulbs, there are all sorts of these lightening available to help buyer look for the needed product.

Apart from it, performance part online dealers could help you save upon your pocket, as they offer these products at much decent price. You could easily look for the steel rollpan, grills, gauges, handle kits, etc to improve upon the functionality and performance of vehicle. It is recommended to buy from a reputed dealer so that the authenticity of the product is assured. At one end, where you could take advantage of wide market horizons while at other end, you could easily enjoy various type of offers and discounts that are offered. So give you vehicle a new touch with these performance parts and enjoy the smooth drive.

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X2`s new automotive customization and parts blog is here! This is a space where you can find aftermarket automotive customization installation techniques, procedures, tech notes, specifications, and more. The go to area for new customers getting to know what may need to be done with a coming purchase or an existing customer needing some direction on a project there currently working on. From our complete top to bottom custom air bag suspension systems installation procedures to custom Lamborghini or gullwing door hinge installation fabrication, you can find it here. Get to know your part before it even arrives at your doorstep.

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