There are a number of things required for your vehicle to perform: fuel to make it go, brake pads to make it stop and a strong suspension system to keep the ride smooth. As any auto enthusiast will tell you, the suspension is by far the most important of the three. In fact, there are guys who’d rather walk than ride around with a bum suspension.
The trick to maintaining a suspension system is accepting that it wears down little by little (similar to brake components). Many drivers aren’t aware anything’s amiss until they suddenly notice they’re constantly being jarred by potholes, bumps and other imperfections in the road.
The Benefits of Suspension Systems
Dodge suspension systems and similar performance-grade kits produced by Eibach and other leading manufacturers, allow the tires and wheels of your vehicle to move up and down to minimize the impact from cracks, crevices and other objects that can cause a jarring ride. Supporting the weight of your car or truck, your suspension system also helps to counteract body squat and dive when you hit the brake (or the gas) a little too quickly. A suspension system is comprised of a number of finely-tuned components, like Tokico shocks, that work together to achieve the highest level of balance.
Performance Suspension Component
When it comes to Dodge accessories, few can beat the value and performance achieved through suspension components. Tailored specific to your make, model and year, each kit is designed for your unique vehicle, providing a custom fit and reliable, long-lasting durability. Available in a couple different varieties, including coil springs and air shocks, the air-powered variety have consistently remained the more popular of the two for the ride-quality they deliver.
Air shocks are powered by an engine-driven or electric air compressor that pressurizes air and uses it to replace conventional steel springs. Doing so enables them to soften the contact between the axle and the frame to reduce bottoming out. Air shocks deliver 500 - 5,000 lbs of self-leveling capability, allowing you to adjust each wheel's air pressure individually and even tilt the vehicle side to side or front to back. This feature makes them ideal for those who’ve incorporated leveling kits, lowering kits or lift kits onto their car or truck.
Finding the Right Suspension Kits for Your Vehicle
Most vehicle-specific suspension kits, like Dodge Ram suspension kits, come complete with everything required to effectively upgrade your suspension system including the air compressor, manifold, wiring harness and control box. In addition, many of these aftermarket suspension systems can be controlled via wireless remote, allowing you to adjust your shocks with the push of a button, also featuring advanced diagnostics that provide complete control. Best of all, today’s suspension systems include a user-defined memory that enables you to pre-program a number of preferred settings and instantly switch between them—again, great for those with lift kits!