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Improving The Stability Of Your Car With A 4-Link Suspension System

The geometry of a 4-link suspension plays a major role in how the chassis is affected by the suspension while you are braking, accelerating, and cornering. Heavier springs and shock valving should not be used to correct this problem. While there are numerous ways to design a 4-link suspension geometry to improve the performance of your vehicle, you will need to keep a few things in mind.

Improving the Stability of Your System

When you are improving the power of your vehicle, one of the concerns you might have is anti-roll and the stability of your vehicle. Understeer used to solve many of these problems but would also cause wear and tear for your vehicle. You will want your front and rear suspension to be adjusted so that you will have a neutral condition and there will be a balance between the understeer and the oversteer.

While one solution is to use anti-roll bars to add stability to your vehicle, a 4-link suspension is a better option. Your car will be more stable and this type of system is much more adjustable. You have the ability to tune your suspension to meet your needs. 

Installing a 4-Link Suspension System

You might think that changing your suspension is a difficult thing to do, but there are kits that make the process much easier. Depending on the kit that you use, the swap of one suspension system for another does not have to be permanent and you can use whichever suspension system you want to use at the moment.

You can also have this new suspension system added by contacting a mechanic. Even if a particular mechanic is not able to help you, they might be able to refer you to someone who will be able to.

Choosing the Right Type of 4-Link Suspension System

You will need to choose which type of 4-link suspension system you want to use. There are two types and the first type is the parallel 4-link system. This uses four control rods that all have the same length. The other type of system is the triangulated 4-link system. The two upper links are shorter with this system and it creates the shape of a triangle.

With the triangulated 4-link system, you do not need a stabilizer rod to prevent side-to-side movement. If you are not sure which option is the best for your car, it's best to contact a mechanic for advice. 

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