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Author Trenton McGee, 4x4 suspension expert and former host of Outdoor Channel's Off-Road Adventures, explains 4x4 suspension systems in an easy-to-understand manner. He gets specific on types of suspensions available from all the major manufacturers including Jeep, Toyota, Ford, GM, and Dodge. He goes into a great level of detail on every different model, including early and modern systems.

The book covers front and rear solid axle, twin-traction beam, and independent suspension systems, as well as coil springs, leaf springs, shocks, and more. This book has it all. If it's not covered in here, it doesn't exist. Also included is a glossary of suspension terms and a comprehensive source guide.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Author Trenton McGee, 4x4 suspension expert and former host of Outdoor Channel's Off-Road Adventures, explains 4x4 suspension systems in an easy-to-understand manner. He gets specific on types of suspensions available from all the major manufacturers including Jeep, Toyota, Ford, GM, and Dodge. He goes into a great level of detail on every different model, including early and modern systems.

The book covers front and rear solid axle, twin-traction beam, and independent suspension systems, as well as coil springs, leaf springs, shocks, and more. This book has it all. If it's not covered in here, it doesn't exist. Also included is a glossary of suspension terms and a comprehensive source guide.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 263 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250822
Product Code : SA137P

Preface 

 

Chapter 1: Suspension Basics 

Read this First! 

Whaty Lift Systems Affect 

Common Misconceptions Regarding Lift Systems 

Determining Which Lift System is Best for You 

What to Look for in a Lift System

The Domino Effect

 

Chapter 2: Suspension Theory

What Goes on Behind the Scenes 

Suspension Geometry 

Alignment Explained 

Leaf Spring Tech

Coil Spring Tech 

Shock Absorbers 

 

Chapter 3: Solid Front Axle with Leaf Springs 

Basic Anatomy 

Steering

The Specifics 

’69–’91 Chevy Trucks 

’41–’95 Jeep CJs and Yjs 

’99–’04 Super Duty Trucks 

’79–’85 Toyota Pickups 

Other Applications 

 

Chapter 4: Solid Axle with Coil Springs 

Shocking Matters 

In a Bind 

The Infamous “Death Wobble” 

Coild vs. Coil-overs 

Ford Trucks

Jeep Vehicles 

Dodge Trucks 

 

Chapter 5: Twin-Traction Beam (TTB) 

How It Works

Lift System Basics 

Alignment Matters 

Steering Straight

Tire Wear 

Radius Arms 

Choosing the Right Spring

The Bottom Line

 

Chapter 6: Independent Front Suspension (IFS) with Torsion Bars

How It Works

Suspension Basics

The Bracket Method

Knuckle Method 

Control Arms

Differential/CV Axles

Skid Plates

Torsion Bars 

Steering

Controlling Suspension Travel

Other Issues 

Shorter Lift Systems

 

Chapter 7: Independent Front Suspension with Struts

Suspension Basics

Lift Systems Basics 

Traction Control: New Challenges 

Knuckles and Subframes

Strut Matters

Shorter Lifts 

 

Chapter 8: Rear Suspension 

Leaf Springs: The Gold Standard

Coil Springs 

Axle Wrap 

Driveline Vibration

 

Chapter 9: Custom and High-Performance Suspension Systems 

Ready-Made High Performance 

Tube Tech Chassis 

Other Suspension Designs

Racing Inspiration

The Domino Effect

 

Appendix A: Suspension Glossary 

Appendix B: Source Guide 

4x4 Suspension Handbook

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