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Handling and Suspension

About Handling and Suspension

We are aware that every customer has different demands of their vehicle, and here at JBS we like to think that we can offer performance parts to suit all needs.

This could be anything form driving on public roads, on the track, or even drag racing, so the vehicle would require a completely different setup for each of these areas.

It is important that the vehicle's chassis and suspension are working as well as possible for the car to handle good in any situation. There are various products we can offer to help improve your vehicle handling.

Up-rated Bushes; suspension bushes are some of the most highly stressed components fitted to a motor vehicle. They undergo enormous strain and in the most arduous of conditions with no maintenance or lubrication. The materials they are manufactured from deteriorate with age becoming softer and more pliable, resisting the forces placed on them less and less. Therefore allowing more and more movement of suspension components and offering less and less control over the suspension geometry.

Even new cars will benefit from up rated Bushes because of the superior design and construction; they offer much more effective control of the suspension components to a much greater extent, and over a much greater period of time than normal rubber items.

Performance Suspension;  the choices available when upgrading your cars suspension can prove a bit daunting at first. JBS only supplies the best performance and quality suspension solutions for the VAG range, no matter what chassis you drive.

Educating yourself on some basic aspects of your car's design and gathering a bit of knowledge on simple principles of a car's dynamics can help to clarify what your needs are and how to satisfy them.

For most applications a Coilover package is the best option offering the most adjustability for your money. Coilovers include springs and dampers; where the spring seats can be adjusted offering adjustable ride height and corner weight balance. We also offer fixed height Spring and Damper Kits, as well as Spring only Kits and Damper only kits, for those who want more of a race car feel without the race car budget.

If the vehicle is still suffering adverse body roll even with the fitment of good quality dampers and springs, Anti-Roll-Bars (ARB) can be added to increase roll stiffness.

ARBs change the way the vehicle reacts to the forces generated during cornering, generating more under or over steer depending how you set the car up.

Finally with the aid of Wheel Spacers and Adapters you can change the type and size of wheel that you can use, as well as the track size and stance of the car. Improving the centre of gravity, weight distribution and grip, giving greater handling as well as helping transfer all the power to the road. 

With any chassis/suspension handling products the way your vehicle behaves on the road or track is only as good as the way it is set up and adjusted.


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