? DESIGN PHILOSOPHY - Enhance and Strengthening the chassis of the vehicle without altering or affecting the original chassis specifications. Improve driving dynamics and drive comfort.
? SAFETY PHILOSOPHY - Individually designed products to suit to different vehicles. The shape, material thickness and material strength is specially selected and chosen to minimize chassis damage and passengers injuries during incident.
Every materials used are carefully selected to ensure the best performance and safety. The brackets are made of 4mm to 5mm thick steel plates. While the hollow steel tubes and oval tubes are made of 1,2mm to 1,6mm thick steel.
These materials are selected to ensure the bars are rigid and strong to maintain constant geometry at all times, yet safe enough to crumble during an impact for safety reason.
We powder coat all of our bar's surface to protect against the corrosion with an aesthetically pleasing white color.
STEEL VS ALUMINUM
Why we use steel instead of aluminum?
First, steel is stronger than aluminum at the same size and thickness. In order to have the same strength as steel, aluminum alloys have to double the thickness (steel 4mm=aluminum 8mm).
When that happens, weight saving is not so apparent anymore. Of course there are also exotic materials and alloys that can match the strength of steel, but then the cost are astronomically high and therefore not very effectively to bring into mass production.
Is there a need to have our vehicle chassis strengthened?
The answer is YES..!
The chassis of a car is the part which experiences the most of the abuse from the driver. It is particularly due to the weight transfer of the vehicle body during fast cornering, hard braking or hard acceleration.
In some instance, the weight transfer during cornering may cause one side of the vehicle experience as much as 3 times more force than the other side of the vehicle, which causing enormous chassis flex/vehicle body deformity and twist, consequently causing tires to lose grip.
Deformity and twisting of the vehicle chassis during cornering may cause negative handling traits such as understeering and oversteering.
As most modern cars go, car manufactures employ the FF (Front engine, Front wheel drive) setup for improving driver and passenger safety. The natural behavior of FF car is to have a slight understeer, due to its heavier front end. Understeer happens when the front wheels lose their traction and won't turn any sharper, even when steering is being corrected to turn the car more. This will cause the car to go wide instead of following the line.
Understeer can be corrected by stiffening the rear end of the vehicle by adding a REAR SRUTBAR and a REAR ANTI-ROLL/SWAY BAR.
Oversteer happens when the rear tires lose grip and causing the rear end of the vehicle slides out a corner. This phenomenon happens particularly to FR (Front engine, Rear wheel drive) cars. Oversteer can be corrected by stiffening the front end of the vehicle by adding FRONT STRUTBAR and a FRONT ANTI-ROLL/SWAY BAR.