Soft v/s Hard Suspension-Which one will give you a comfy ride?

There have been debates about whether the hard suspensions are preferable or are the soft ones? Both the types of suspensions are useful in their own types. Let us understand which suspensions are suitable for you.

SOFT SUSPENSION :

Soft pair of suspension springs.(SOURCE)

Soft pair of suspension springs.(SOURCE).

The basic use of any kind of suspension is to keep the vehicle on the ground. As long as the vehicle’s Tyre are in contact with the ground, your vehicle can do whatever you want it to do. Soft suspensions are much preferable and happen to be widely used in the automobile industry. Soft suspensions are flexible to a greater extent. In simple words, the spring can elongate and contract more as compared to hard suspension. So if you are approaching a depression on the road, then the soft suspension will let the wheels fall down and touch the ground and hence give you 100% vehicular control in your hand.

Soft Suspension Mods.(SOURCE)

Soft Suspension Mods.(SOURCE)

Soft suspensions come with regular cars and bikes, used for day to day use. These suspensions are designed for the irregular as well as for the offroading pavements to an extent. These suspensions ensure that your vehicle maintains constant contact with the ground.

HARD SUSPENSIONS:

Hard suspension springs. F1-prototype.(SOURCE)

Hard suspension springs. F1-prototype.(SOURCE)

These types of suspensions happen to be used for straight pavements and on vehicles which have high-performance output. Usually, these type of suspension is used for track vehicles and for testing purposes. Hard suspensions are installed by default in super-bikes and super-cars. These type of suspensions don’t allow movement of the vehicle and hence cannot be used over regular pavements or offloading tracks. Hard suspensions are used in formula 1 races and also in moto GP. Super-cars and race-cars have tiniest of gaps between their body kits and their tyres. The ground clearance of these cars is minimum and can be as less as 1 to 5 mm.

Sports bikes front Fork-Hard Suspension springs.(SOURCE)

Sports bikes front Fork-Hard Suspension springs.(SOURCE)

Hence, using a hard suspension on these vehicles ensures your vehicle’s body to be safe above the ground and still gives you a comfortable ride. Hard suspensions are specially designed for straight/even pavements, racetracks and for heavy-duty vehicles.

Stiff springs for tracks. F-1 prototype.(SOURCE)

Stiff springs for tracks. F-1 prototype.(SOURCE)

Hence, soft suspensions prove to be preferable for regular car drivers.  Where as Hard suspensions happen to be preferred by race-cars owners or by people who are used to regular track days.

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