The 4x4 Suspension Handbook by Trenton McGee is published by CarTech Books.
Off-roading and rock crawling are very popular hobbies, and most off-roading enthusiasts are upgrading their 4x4 suspension systems to meet the demands of those activities.
In addition to improving the off-road capabilities of any 4x4, improved suspension systems can be beautiful and used also for show purposes.
However, as you probably are aware of, 4x4 and off-road suspension systems can be complicated so having a solid understanding of the basics is crucial, before you start making modifications and upgrades.
In this book, author Trenton McGee, a 4x4 suspension expert, explains 4x4 suspension systems in an easy-to-understand way, and covers many types of such systems, from all major manufacturers, ranging from early to modern systems.
COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING LIFT SYSTEMS
A Lift System Stiffens The Ride
"While this statement may have been true 20 years ago, today nothing could be further from the truth. The goal for the vast majority of the suspension companies is to maintain factory ride quality at an increased ride height. They use factory spring rates as a goal, not a starting point.
The springs are often sourced from the same companies that build them for the original equipment manufacturers, as are the shocks (springs and shocks are rarely manufactured in-house but instead sourced from an outside supplier)."
Subject: Transportation: Off-Roading: 4x4: Suspension systems. How-to modify, repair and upgrade.
ISBN-10: 1613250827 | ISBN-13: 9781613250822 | CarTech SA137P
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