Suspension Torture Test Will Make You Think Before Carelessly Modding Your Car

This looks like it's one brutal test

2y ago

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Original Equipment Manufacturer. Three good words to live by when you’re taking care of your car. Choosing OEM parts mean the replacement parts will live up to the design specifications of the designers and engineers that created the car (barring significant recalls and known defects). And those people have gone through A LOT of rigor to ensure all components of the car comes together and performs well. For instance, take a look at this video of a front suspension test rig.

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The rig was used to torture the front suspension of an E39 BMW M5. Judging from the noises, squeals, and massive tire deformation, the test rig was putting the M5 through some serious acceleration and deceleration tests, while being loaded in all sorts of ways. This relatively compact rig allows the engineers to abuse the front suspension design before a prototype hits the streets. Chances are these tests would be run for several hundreds of hours, so they can pick up on any flaws and signs of wear.

So when you’re thinking about modding your suspension with some cheap springs or coilovers, you should wonder whether they’ve put those components to the test. And if you want to slam your car to the ground, you better know what you’re giving up.

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Comments (34)

  • Watched it. Still gonna mod my car like an asshole.

      2 years ago
  • You know, that test torture resembles someone getting off work on a regular Friday and getting his ass home.

      11 months ago
  • I love it when people in baseball caps and shellsuits (with a Halfords socket set and some cheap springs from eBay) think they know better than the thousands of people (and millions of pounds) that the manufacturer throws at their cars...

      2 years ago
    • You say that but some of these people that you describe are innovating and improving things beyond the intended capabilities of the vehicles.

      Budget is a huge factor in car production, the ability to mass produce too so it's not all about...

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        2 years ago
    • Exactly as Stephen put it. Most road cars are developed with driving comfort as a priority. No standard consumer wants a harsh/sharp suspension setup for track use. So here come the Halford sockets into play. :)

        2 years ago
  • Well every BMW I've ever owned has chewed up rubber suspension parts and ballpoints like no other so don't really see what this achieves!

      11 months ago
    • over the many years that we have had many,many BMWs, we have never had any problems.

        11 months ago
    • It allows them to more accurately control the wear rate of the components, i.e. so they don't accidentally make it too reliable as that costs them money not just maintenance cost but in reduced sales due to old cars not being scrapped because...

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        11 months ago
  • it's more like tyre/tire torture test than suspension

      2 years ago
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