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VIDEO: The De-Evolution Of Suspension Parts

Lightweighting is having a big impact on the quality of OEM suspension parts.


One of the strategies the automakers have been using to make vehicles more fuel-efficient is called light-weighting. Just as the word implies, this strategy involves using advanced materials to make vehicles lighter, since it requires less energy to accelerate a lighter object than a heavier one. 

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When we look at vehicle suspension systems, the OEMs’ increasing use of plastics and other light-weight materials is creating a situation where, in many cases, the aftermarket replacement parts are stronger and more durable than the parts that come on the vehicle. 

This video is sponsored by the Automotive Distribution Network.

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