Unity Suspension Basics You Need to Know

Unity suspension kits and struts

Installing your very own Unity car suspension is designed to be seamless. All of the parts you need are either included or assembled. In years past, assembling your own custom suspension system meant finding all of the parts individually and then piecing them together. There is no need to do that any longer. A Unity suspension provides everything you need to upgrade over your factory shocks and struts while maintaining OEM accuracy. The components are engineered specifically for your car so there are no fitment issues. Plus, each kit is built to accommodate your vehicle’s own driving characteristics.

One of the most common additions is the Unity strut setup. This gives drivers the ability to replace their previous system with pre-assembled units, greatly reducing installation time. Unity struts are the full assembly including the steel bearing plate, the strut, spring isolators, replacement car shocks, and pistons. A big bonus is the spring. Because the spring is already set up in the kit, you will not have to use a coil compressor to decompress the spring. Bypassing the compression of the spring alleviates the risk involved and also, cuts installation time in half for most vehicles.

You do not have to wait until your OEM parts fail to replace them. If you start to notice an increase in bumpiness or excessive leaning during turns, that could be a sign the factory components are starting to go. A lot of drivers will search around for a replacement as soon as they realize it might be time. Waiting for parts to lose their effectiveness can lead to damage in other areas. Alignment issues, brakes, and tire wear are all symptoms to pay attention to. Once your improved strut assembly is in place your car will be back to performing smoothly.

It is always a good idea to not re-use worn suspension parts. New shocks work best when installed as a whole unit. There are two primary reasons for this. The first is to keep track. Marking the date you installed the shocks will allow you to keep track of the next time you need new ones. It is recommended that if no symptoms are evident to replace the dampers every 50,000 miles.

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