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The Groundbreaking Hydrolastic Suspension Responsible for the Mini’s Otherworldly Handling

The original Mini was groundbreaking in many ways, but perhaps no more so than its unique “Hydrolastic” suspension.

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Features: How Coil-Overs Are Made | From The KW Suspension Factory

We get a look at how KW Suspension manufacturers its coil-over systems, from initial design to shipped product.

Shop Work: Understanding Shock Absorbers, Dampers and Struts | Handling Basics

Whether they're called shocks, dampers or struts, these pieces are critical for performance.

Suspension & Handling: Suspension Mythbusting: Solid Axle vs. IRS

We often see solid-axle cars keeping up with or even outrunning their IRS-equipped competitors.

Suspension & Handling: How to Execute DIY Track Testing Like a Pro

You don’t have to be Consumer Reports—or even GRM—to conduct your own product tests.

Suspension & Handling: Can You Upgrade Your Dampers by Replacing the Oil Inside?

We decided to put one of our favorite rumored speed secrets to the test.

Shop Work: How to Make Your Own Delrin and Urethane Bushings

You can make your own suspension bushings right in your own garage.

Shop Work: How to Dyno Your Anti-Roll Bars at Home

How to accurately compare one anti-roll bar against another? Measure them.

Shop Work: Is a More Expensive Suspension Setup Better Than a More Inexpensive One?

Conventional wisdom says that a race-tuned, coil-over suspension setup turns faster lap times than a simple spring and shock upgrade, but what does the data say?

Shop Work: Suspension Bushings Are Small Yet Important Pieces of Your Suspension System

Pushing your car to the limit? Have you thought about your bushings lately?

Shop Work: 10 Common Suspension Problems and How to Cure Them

It doesn't matter how much you spent, your suspension can still steer you wrong. Here are 10 common suspension ills and how to correct them.

Shop Work: How To Calculate Spring Rate–and How to Understand Cutting Coils | Handling Basics

Ever wanted to calculate the spring rate of a suspension spring without the use of the internet? Here are the equations you need to figure it out for yourself.

Shop Work: How To Optimize an ND-Chassis Mazda MX-5 for Comfort on the Street and Performance on the Track

Can one car make a great daily while also serving as a competitive autocrosser and a fun track car? If the answer is Miata, then likely yes.

Suspension & Handling: What Is Camber, Caster and Toe? | Handling Basics

As the three most important alignment parameters, it's vital to understand what camber, caster and toe is, as well as how it can affect performance.

Shop Work: What Is An Anti-Roll Bar and How Does It Work? | Handling Basics

The name may give you a basic idea of what it does, but how does an anti-roll bar actually, you know, prevent roll?

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