For the RideTech crew, hot rodding comes as second nature and it shows in their dedication to provide quality suspension components to their customers. But RideTech doesn’t just want you to have a high-quality suspension system, they want you to have the RIGHT quality suspension system. That’s why for the last couple seasons, the company has offered to weigh and perform ride quality analysis on street rods at shows across the country.
So far this year RideTech has performed these services on over 250 vehicles at national Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the company has also published all their findings on the RideTech website so you can compare your current setup to the cars they’ve weighed and make an educated decision for your own spring rate selection.
RideTech defines ride quality as “the ability to minimize the effects of road irregularities to the vehicle passengers.”
What this means is that regardless of make, model and model year, your vehicle should be able to travel across an obstacle, such as a pothole, with as little movement in the body as possible. Your vehicle’s springs, shock absorbers, tires and suspension bushings can all affect ride quality.
That’s where RideTech comes in. It can be very confusing trying to optimize your ride quality, so RideTech offers its services and suggestions to hot rodders at shows across the country all season long. At the special ride quality analysis tent, you can have your car weighed and looked over by a RideTech crew member to give you an idea if your current suspension setup is good for your car, or if should be trying something else for the best ride possible. They will also be able to tell you if there are any problems with your setup, such as broken or bent components, inadequate suspension travel, etc.Even if your car won’t be making it out to events this year, you can still benefit from RideTech’s findings. The company is constantly updating their Weight Database to reflect weights, weight distribution and specifications of the vehicles they have tested. By searching through the database, you can potentially find vehicles similar to yours and use the data to help in your decision for upgraded suspension components.
RideTech has been helping automotive enthusiasts improve their ride for years now, and this is just another way that they are committing to excellence in the hot rod, street rod, muscle car and performance vehicle markets. Check out RideTech’s show schedule for your next opportunity to have a ride analysis done and browse through the Weight Database for similar vehicle information.