Corner balancing is essentially exactly what it sounds like. It is a process that balances each corner of your vehicle. During this process the static weight of your car is shifted from corner to corner to achieve balance. You can partially corner balance a vehicle by moving physical parts of the vehicle from corner to corner, but the proper way to corner balance is through modifying the suspension spring height.
What is the Goal?
The optimal setup is for the front and rear weights to be equal for both left and right sides. Every corner balance requires weights to be input into the corner balancing equation. A perfect balance is not ever possible, but there are acceptable and unacceptable limits. When a car has a proper corner balance performed, the car will take left and right turns equally. Turning, braking, as well as acceleration can all be improved after a corner balance procedure.
What is the Process?
At our facility the vehicle is driven onto our alignment rack, and the corner balance scales are placed under each wheel/tire. It can be a meticulous process, but yields worthwhile results. For anyone who does any form of motorsports with their ISC coilovers we highly suggest this beneficial service.
- What is Corner Balancing?
- Written on March 21st, 2016