What is a strut rod on a car?
A strut bar is a stiff metal bar that connects your front and/or rear strut towers with the purpose of adding more rigidity to your car. Its effectiveness, however, all comes down to your car. We’ve seen strut bars make a big difference on older cars that are prone to chassis flex and/or body roll issues.
What do strut rods adjust?
When you change the length of the strut rod, you change the angle of the rod to the mount point and lower control arm. Along with the solid mounting of the rod end, this new design keeps the active center and caster in place on the car, keeping your race car in place and your street car in its lane.
What is AK brace in a car?
THE K-BRACE® > The main role of bracing is to increase rigidity and stability of a vehicle by preventing body roll, therefore improving grip, steering feedback and response. The K-Brace® is an adaption of a strut/tower brace, but provides the same solution with significant enhancements.
Do strut rods change camber?
Yes, most definitely. The strut rod bushings will definitely affect caster and indirectly affect toe. Camber would be the least affected by the strut rod bushing change… Get that front end aligned!
Is the strut rod the adjustment point for caster?
On most classic Ford cars, the front strut rod positively locates the lower control arms. In addition to keeping the lower arm in place during vehicle movement, it also provides for adjustment of vehicle suspension caster, a critical factor of a correct frontend alignment.
What is a strut arm?
A strut is really just a shock absorber that is attached to structural components. Fully loaded strut assembly. Older cars used an upper and lower control arm. These triangular shaped suspension components connected the steering knuckle to the frame of the vehicle.
What is a strut mount?
As the name (strut mount) implies, it’s a component that attaches the suspension strut to the vehicle. In addition, it insulates the tire noise & vibrations from the vehicle. Many (front) strut mounts also contain a bearing or bearing plate that serves as the steering pivot. A strut mount is like a sandwich.
How do I know if my strut bushings are bad?
When bushings wear, they allow more movement. The driver may feel a shimmy from the front of the vehicle, or hear clunking or rattling noises on rough roads, when turning the wheel or in hard braking. Drivers may also experience poor handling or loose steering.
What is a bushing Rod?
A bushing or rubber bushing is a type of vibration isolator. This movement allows the suspension parts to move freely, for example, when traveling over a large bump, while minimizing transmission of noise and small vibrations through to the chassis of the vehicle.