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From their web site:

Conventional suspension systems exhibit a significant compromise between ride comfort (bounce and single wheel stiffness), vehicle handling (roll stiffness) and wheel loading during articulation (articulation stiffness).These systems do not allow for decoupled roll and bounce damping modes, further hindering the ability to tune a well balanced, safe and capable suspension system for all driving conditions both on and off road.

Kinetics suspension systems are unique in that they can provide reduced articulation stiffness, increased roll stiffness, high levels of comfort and mode decoupled roll and bounce damping all in a passive system. All these parameters are independently tunable. Kinetic systems are not active, they typically require no motors, pumps or computers. Nonetheless can readily be provisioned to provide load levelling and ride height adjustment and can also be adapted to include active or semi active control features to enhance their inherent passive functionality.

Apparently its good enough to get banned from the WRC, according to their news page.

Any idea how it works, and what applications they've got for it? If it works as well as advertised and is available for my car, I'd be interested in their RFS swaybar setup and possibly pull out the Teins for their X System.

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i seen these guys at a 4wd show about 15 years ago.

suspension they had for 4wd's was awesome. from memory that was running on air.

From their web site:

Apparently its good enough to get banned from the WRC, according to their news page.

Any idea how it works, and what applications they've got for it? If it works as well as advertised and is available for my car, I'd be interested in their RFS swaybar setup and possibly pull out the Teins for their X System.

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These blokes are from down south in West Oz, so pretty local!

A few weeks ago they were advertising for suspension engineers in Motorsport News.

Their stuff is very good because it allows you to decouple the suspension ie what happens in roll doesn't affect what happens in a single tyre bump/rebound. It is explained on their website better than that.

These guys work for many of the big car companies - I don't think they will be selling sway bars for your 'line any time soon! :P

Anyway it is good to see an Australian, particularly a West Australian company out there doing well.

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I've done some work for these guys in the past, and they even let me take one of there 4WD's out on there test track. All I can say is that it was awesome, and yes I can imagine it would get banned from WRC for giving too much advantage. No idea if they make stuff for regular vehicles though.

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