Roll bars are popular for race cars as well as for regular cars that want to improve on their design and style.
For race cars:
An anti-roll bar is a part of many automobile suspensions today. If you like the thrill of fast driving or indulge in an occasional drag racing, a good aftermarket anti-roll bar can make a world of difference to your car.
An anti-roll bar helps reduce the body roll of a vehicle during a fast or sharp corner turn. It helps to keep the car stabilized over road irregularities and uneven terrains.
The roll bar connects the left and right wheels through short lever arms linked by a torsion spring. It forces each side of the vehicle to stick to similar heights and consistent elapsed times during sharp curves and turns.
For pickup trucks and other vehicles:
As mentioned, the roll bar industry caters to vehicles beyond the race cars and sports cars. The aftermarket industry also boasts of roll bars that are designed for Style, Off-Road Use and LED Mounting. These are roll bars that are primarily for non-race cars. In fact, they are very popular with pick-up truck owners. These products do offer some protection, but their primary function is to enhance the style quotient of the vehicle.
A quick look at the benefits of different types of roll bars:
1. Increases performance on sharp turns
2. Provides rollover protection
3. Strengthens the frame of the car
4. Adds to the style
5. Enhances off-road use
6. Allows for easy LED light mounting
7. May help driver reduce insurance rate since they are costly features and makes the car safe
There are many anti-roll bar configurations in the market to choose from. It can be confusing. It’s a good idea to do market research to match your needs first. The construction of the anti-roll bar is significant. Opting for any anti-roll bar system can result in inconsistencies in the launch.
One also needs to consider the mounting location, the bearing material, the arm design, and connection interface among others.
About the author
Fadi Ajam is the President & CEO of Black Horse Off Road. He is a well-known expert on the automotive aftermarket industry. A seasoned professional with over 30 years of managerial experience, he has become an authority on the automotive, off-road and accessories sector. To learn more about him, please visit http://fadiajam.com/blog.