K&C Testing

In a single test session, our 4-wheel station K&C test machine can exercise a vehicle and measure a large number of critical suspension parameters. After viewing real-time measurements during a test session, all results are provided to the customer electronically (on CD) and/or in a hard-copy report. All customers leave with measurement data in-hand. Reports are provided in compiled, bookmarked, PDF documents that are easy to read and navigate.

A large number of suspension measurements may be evaluated. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Suspension wheel rates, ride rates and friction
  • Bump & Roll steer and camber
  • Anti-dive & anti-squat angles
  • Roll stiffness and roll stiffness distribution
  • Roll center heights & offsets
  • Lateral jacking forces
  • Lateral camber compliance
  • Longitudinal/Lateral steer compliance
  • Braking & Traction stiffness
  • Steering system characteristics (caster angle, kingpin inclination angle, scrub radius, mechanical trail, Ackermann, friction, etc.)

Our K&C test facility will not only provide you with otherwise inaccessible suspension measurement data, but it will get your results to you fast. We take pride in our report and data formats – they are comprehensive, easy to understand, and we go out of our way to make sure they are useful to you.

Because it takes place in a controlled lab environment, K&C testing provides the necessary accuracy for proper suspension development work. K&C testing allows multiple suspension component and set-up changes to be investigated and quantified in a very short time. This reduces the guesswork (and costs!) associated with on-road/track test sessions. K&C measurement results can be used to:

  • Understand suspension behavior
  • Quantify suspension behavior with component changes
  • Assess vehicle build quality
  • Assess repairs and/or durability
  • Investigate part changes
  • Identify friction, binding and other suspension issues
  • Feed computer simulations

To see some examples of typical K&C test sessions, check out our K&C Test Session Examples document. If you’d like to learn more about the details of specific K&C tests, our Description of K&C Tests or the PDF version of Description of K&C Tests document will answer many of your questions. And as always, feel free to Contact Us at any time.