Originally Posted by BigHemi2
This strut really is beautiful, and would be a great addition to any WK2 SRT, but does it add anything to stiffness and handling? My 2006 SRT with rear axle does have a strut as OEM, but my 2012 SRT with four wheel independent suspension does not have a strut. I read somewhere that because of geometry, physics, flex and all that Newtonian stuff, the forces do not exist that have to be counteracted with a strut. That why Jeep did not provide one. Could someone please explain the need for one now. I'm not trying to be difficult, I'd just like to know. Thanks.
Good Question not difficult at all I understand completely we will be testing and showing all the proof weather it be a fully functional part or a performance part and make that very clear no smoke and mirrors here.
IMO and my engineers opinion we firmly believe their IS strut flex in the front of the truck since most are "not stock any more" I will get more in depth of what that means below but hey lets face it even we will not be able to tell until we see the proof.
We have a few methods of testing this that we plan on instilling in the tests.
On another note their are a lot of OEM's that say things are not needed from the factory but as we raise HP things are 110% needed. OEM parts may be not be needed as tested on the engineering side at the factory but as things change the overall dynamics of the Jeep changes.
Ex. Lets look at the Position of the OEM rear Swey bar after lowering this is why we initially developed the Endlinks shorter to put it back to OEM position and to stiffen things up a bit more. So where they needed at the OEM Level not necessarily but we went and changed things up on the truck.
We are building a better suspension with all the Parts combined and with added HP I'm 100% sure we will defiantly notice a really solid Driver without loosing the comfort of the Truck this is our goal.
More to come progress is being made on all fronts of this project and the New Cold Air intake.
I noticed a comment after typing all of the above that I'm kinda confused by unless I misunderstood the question I will explain how I understood it cool? And please correct me if I misunderstood you incorrectly cool?
The Front of the 06-10 had a Strut spring setup in the front same as the 2012+ and a Separate Spring Perch and Strut in the rear. We developed the BC Racing Coliovers for 3 years with BC Racing for that truck and know that suspension better than anyone unfortunately LOL.
This brings us back to the stiffing of top of the front strut towers they will flex in the front same setup as the 05-10 even if they don't at the OEM level we are sure they will be needed later (Explained Above)
Yes I agree there will be less flex on the rear independent rear when compared to the 06-10 yes you are correct.