Nothing will drive a performance enthusiast crazy like having issues in the front suspension or steering system of a car. These problems can be easy to solve when they’re found, but can be a bear to troubleshoot due to all the parts found within these systems. The team at Classic Performance Products has been helping gearheads upgrade their high-performance vehicles for some time and are here to drop some knowledge on sorting out common frontend-related issues.
If you’re going to push a car or truck to the very edge of its performance capabilities, having a front suspension and steering system that functions correctly is a must. It doesn’t matter if you’re drag racing, dodging cones on the autocross course, or having fun in a wicked street car, everything has to be correct. Problems like excessive steering play, wheel shimmy, wobbles in the front wheels, and other issues will compromise a car’s ability to perform when being used at high speeds.
To assist customers with trying to diagnose the various issues that can plague the front end of a vehicle, Classic Performance Products compiled a huge list that covers virtually every issue you will see. Each of the major problems is broken down further to its possible cause to help speed up the process of finding the issue.
According to James Ferguson from Classic Performance Products, this list has been created to help customers narrow down potential problems easier, so they can assist with getting them the correct parts. “The best way to troubleshoot is to isolate what it could be since there are so many moving parts. You have to take the time to research it to make sure you’re addressing the correct issues. Taking the time to troubleshoot from the start will help the process of repair go much smoother.”