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Buying The Right Suspension Parts For Your Car

It may seem like an obviously statement, to buy the right suspension parts, but as these components tend not to fail very often, mistakes can be made.

Any car’s suspension needs to be robust, with the exception of the tyres, it is the only thing between a comfortable ride and a safe one. The steering for example in an integral part of the suspension, wheels need to turn and go up and down at the same time. So repairing any suspension system, has to right not just for comfort but for safety too which means buying the cheapest suspension parts may not always be the best option.

So lets start at the beginning, Accident Or Usage

Are you replacing suspension parts because of accident damage or high usage? It does make a difference, especially if your car is not that old and has a long life to go. In this instance considering only using genuine parts form a dealer ship or OEM versions should be the way to. You can still buy these off eBay and other outlets but make check they are the genuine parts.

With an older car that is worth less, it may not be cost effective to get genuine parts and in this case, aftermarket may be the way to go, or used in some cases. However, there are some suspension parts that should never be purchased as used, these include suspension bushes, ball joints and rear shock absorbers. The truth is, you can often buy aftermarket versions of these cheaper than used from a breakers yard anyway.

Larger more robust items like form suspension struts, springs and steering racks can often be bought reconditioned or used, from eBay or breakers yards and will be suitable for many years of driving.

Using A Garage Or Going Yourself?

Of course the above is all considering that you are doing the suspension repair project yourself, when using a garage they may have their own non-negotiable opinion of where parts should be sourced, as their reputation may depend on that decision. Doing some research should help you decide whether it is better for a garage to do your suspension work for you, bearing in mind sometimes specialist tools are needed and with front suspension, tracking and other measurements need to be adjusted.

If you are doing it yourself, then with the right suspension parts in hand, you should consider how you are going to work, with safety as your primary concern. It is obvious, that the vehicle will need to be jacked up and then supported correctly with axle stands, lift or similar. Never do suspension work with jacks alone, many people have died of suffered horrendous injuries doing just that.

The good news is aftermarket suspension part are much better than they used to be and the days where you needed to hit the part a bit harder with a hammer have gone. Always replace the bushes even if they are in good condition as chances are the part you are replacing will last longer than the rubber bushes and it will save a job in later years, maybe for the rest of the vehicle s life.

Instructions can come from the many youtube videos and online sources that are available. Haynes manuals are used less these days. With a video you can see, the relevant bolts and suspension parts being removed and exchanged, so the understanding is clearer.

Suspension Part Availability

Well of course that depends on the make and model of the vehicle, but unless the vehicle is an import or a rare classic, most suspension parts are available from major retailers, such as Eurocarparts, Carpartsforless and as mention Ebay. Remember Ebay, is not just an auction site but the shop window for many auto parts factors.

Mercedes-AMG GT 

The Mercedes AMG GT is a new luxury sportscar presented in 2014 to replace the older mode, the SLS AMG. This new model is 2 doors, 2 seats coupe with an amazing design, but unfortunately for the mercedes lovers it doesn’t have gull-wing doors like the SLS. It has a lot of dynamics and mechanical improvements to take it to the next level and make it one of the best vehicle in its segment. Mercedes announced also a cabrio version n the late 2016 featuring an electrically-controlled convertible roof.

First of al let’s talk about engine and mechanics. The new AMG model was made following the traditional architecture which includes the longitudinal front-central engine. The Mercedes AMG Gt comes with RWD (rear wheel drive) and a the transmission placed on the rear axle. The chassis amd bodywork are made of casted aluminum, while the hood is made of another metal, magnesium, making it more expensive. The trunk is steel-made instead, all these characteristics make its driving style absolutely unique. The new GT made by Mercedes AMG is provided with a powerful V8 4.0 liter engine with twin turbo but different versions come with different engine versions. The basic version was provided with a 463 horsepower engine which produce 443 lb-ft of torque. Today it has 475 horsepower that produce 466 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful version instead, the AMG GT Roadster R has an incredible power of 585 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Its gearbox is a 7 speed double-clutch. The AMG GT goes from 0 to 100 kmph or 0-60 mph in exactly 4 seconds.

The Mercedes AMG GT interior is a piece of superlative luxury, it was used only the top quality of material with high quality details care. On the first hand we can appreciate the amazing seats made, such as the rest of interior, in premium leather mixed with alcantara and carbon fiber. The control panel offers three different drive settings created by AMG: classic, sport and supersports. It also feature a 10’ hi-tech multimedia display. On the right of the steering wheel, in the lower part, there is also a tip to choose the driving mode and another one on the left side to adjust settings for the suspension and the ESP and the stability control.

The Prices of luxury cars is amazing, and sportscar made by Mercedes-AMG start at 220.000$ for the base version, the most expensive version instead, the GT Roadster R, is priced at 300.000$.

Range Rover 2020

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover sits at the top of 2020 luxury large SUV rankings. It is a class leader when it comes to off-roading, and it boasts a refined ride and spacious seats than other of its classmates.

Specs of the 2020 Range Rover Model

In terms of spec, the new 2020 Range Rover has everything it takes to win a place in your garage. The ride feels floatier and less composed than others in the class, and the seats are comfortable for long drives. 

Its standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

Range Rover Expenses

The cheapest option available starts at around USD 55.000. Not exactly what you can call a cheap ride. But of course, the range Rover also looks and feels everything but cheap. Maintenance of this vehicle is also said to be quite costly. According to Siqandar’s top 10 overviews, Land Rover is the most expensive car brand to maintain in 2020.

Safety Features

Its active safety features include a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, high-speed automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, parallel, and perpendicular park assist, 360-degree parking sensors, and a surround-view parking camera system.

Extra Equipment for this Land Rover

You can also equip the Range Rover Sport with a clear exit monitor, which helps you avoid opening the car door when traffic is approaching.

The 2020 new Range Rover ranks 5th base on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently, it has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on the evaluation of 40 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Conclusive

The 2020 new Range Rover is a good luxury large SUV. Much of its appeal stems from its roomy cabin and comfortable seats, as well as class-leading off-road proficiency. It rides gently on the pavement and has a lineup of powerful powertrains, including a thrifty diesel. 

Overall, the 2020 new Range Rover’s appeal depends on how you are going to use it. It is an obvious choice if you want something that can handle both pavement and trail as well as luxury and comfort.