All About Performance Categories
Original Equipment suspension is designed to perform in a wide range of operating conditions while maintaining a comfortable ride. Premium suspension components are designed to replace worn Original Equipment parts and return a vehicle's ride and handling to like-new condition. Tire Rack's Premium selection of suspension parts are carefully chosen from top quality suppliers for long life and exceptional performance at an affordable price point.
Automotive engineers have a challenging job when selecting the final suspension calibrations and components for their vehicles. To satisfy a wide range of driving conditions and driver preferences, compromises are made to vehicle ride height, shock/strut valving and spring rates. Performance Street suspension products allow the enthusiast to fine tune their vehicle's performance to meet their specific needs while maintaining a comfortable, but sporty ride on the street.
Whether it's enhancing the look and performance of a vehicle by changing the ride height or increasing its responsiveness and control over less than perfect roads, top quality Performance Street products are designed to help drivers get the most out of their car and their driving experience.
When a passion for cars and competition leads drivers to a local autocross or track day event, Autocross/Track suspension components will help a vehicle reach its performance potential. The selections we offer in this category are designed by enthusiasts who focus on the development of high quality products for those who want a significant increase in performance from their vehicle.
To achieve this performance, a trade-off in ride quality is often required. Higher spring rates, increased shock damping force and reduced ground clearance can negatively impact ride quality, but greatly enhance handling and lap times.