Turbo spools and more
Owners of turbocharged vehicles experience boost differently when they step on the gas. For some, it involves suspenseful anticipation as boost slowly builds up-then all of a sudden propels their car forward. For others, it's a predictable gas-and-go
You have spoken
Anyone who's been driving since the '90s will tell you that ride quality has come a long way over the years.For most cars, it seems like NVH levels and suspension systems are getting better and better with every
Avoid these
One of the most important things to monitor on your car is how it rides. The system of parts that manages this is called the suspension. This is what keeps your tires on the road, and naturally, your suspension's parts can
Cutting stock springs isn't the answer
Boss, quick question: What are the pros and cons of rubber spring cushions for lowered vehicles?DCHi DC,There are several types and brands of rubber spring cushions available, so it's difficult to give you an answer based on the short
For lowered suspensions
When fitting wider wheels and using a lower suspension setup, there is a possibility that the tires of your car will rub up against the fenders when you tackle corners, or when traversing undulating sections of road. Carrying passengers and heavy cargo
A lot of work goes into it
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.This is how 4x4s survive off-road adventures. A lot of work goes into making sure your trucks don't fall flat on their
Our associate off-road editor weighs in
Happy New Year sir, I just wanted to ask about upgrading the shock absorbers on my 2013 Toyota Fortuner. There are affordable brands like Ridemax, Opposite Lock, Nam-are these brands of good quality? Compared to more expensive ones like Rancho, Bilstein,
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Good day! I need your opinion. I have a Toyota Vios, and I want to lower its ride. I travel out of town once a week, and I'd like to know which is better: lowering springs or coilovers? What are their
With interior and suspension tweaks
It's been a good three years since the Subaru XV hit the market. Since then, brand loyalists and crossover buyers alike have lapped up the car with gusto, based on the number of examples you see on the roads. And with
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Dear Mr. Lao:I was referred by a friend to your column here on TopGear.com.ph. With your expertise in motor vehicles, I am sure that your knowledge is not confined to just light vehicles, such as cars and SUVs, and
In Quebec, specifically
The Canadian city of Quebec has released a regulation banning the so-called hellaflush modification--which includes lowering the vehicle's suspension, installing undersized wheels, and mounting tires that are too narrow for the rim--saying that this is carried out at
What's the big FRIC-king deal?
In the lead up to the German Grand Prix, the big buzz in the paddock is over a new technical directive outlawing interconnected suspension systems. There are a lot of raised eyebrows over the timing of this announcement, as championship leader Mercedes
Our tech guru has the answers to your car questions
Good day! I want to ask for help because my car, a 2007 Toyota Altis, has been having repairs on its suspension and braking system. Broken parts have come one after another in less than a year, even if I already replaced
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Would changing to H&R lowering springs stiffen the ride of my Toyota Innova? It's a single-person car during weekdays, and a family car of five adults and two kids on weekends. Should I also change the stock shock absorbers
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Hi, Ferman!I bought my car last year and I started to get bored with the stock features. I began buying your magazines to know more about cars and went on to upgrading my car's exterior and interior accessories. I already
A crash course from our technical expert
Hi, Ferman.Can you discuss the different types of suspension and their advantages under different driving condition and which better for specific type of vehicle?GeraldHi, Gerald.I\'m assuming that you\'re asking about the differences between modern independent suspension geometries.
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