When it comes to off road truck suspensions, most modifications to the suspension are doing so to improve traction, increase ground clearance, and lessen damage to the vehicle’s body structure. These modifications may be made to fit a specific vehicle, or they can be general modifications for use on any truck. Most common additions to the suspension system are air suspensions, which are used on light duty trucks and SUVs for general use. Air suspensions allow the weight of the vehicle’s bed to be spread out more evenly, improving its handling characteristics and overall handling. Air suspension systems also help trucks handle off road by reducing the amount of unwanted torque, so the vehicle pulls along the track better.
On the other hand, an automatic truck drivetrain transmission (ATA) improves truck performance and also minimizes mechanical problems. The ATA is designed to counter the unevenness that a pickup truck driver experiences when driving off road. Because the ATA moves the engine into the neutral position when the vehicle starts, all the tires on the truck will be contacting the ground at the same time. This allows the tires to wear at a uniform rate, and the axle is locked into place, thereby eliminating break downs. Also, the ATA transfers all vehicle weight towards the rear wheels in order to maximize fuel efficiency and overall drag.
Customizing the truck suspension to fit your particular vehicle is the best way to improve off road ride quality and functionality. By modifying the suspension, you can make small changes that may not make a huge difference on the road but will make a big difference when it comes to the suspension system itself. Improving your vehicle’s suspension system not only makes your vehicle safer but can also improve its ride quality and efficiency.
Did anyone see the story about the Biggest Street Legal truck on 4x4OffRoads.com? If not, here is the link.
The lift was fabricated in Orlando, Florida and will fit 53″ tires. The truck can go anywhere and is looking to get into the Guinness Book of Records. The crazy thing is that this lifted truck actually gets 8.5 miles per gallon. Not great, but not bad compared to a truck this size.
We’re not a huge fan of the paint or black fender flares, but overall, this is a pretty amazing truck. The best part is that you can drive it on the road. Most trucks with 53″ tires are not street legal, so props to the Glen Harris team. Go big or go home!