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My 3 yr old Hyundai no longer has a firm suspension. It hits road bumps (I usually avoid) harder than when I bought it. Is this normal?

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  • My 3 yr old Hyundai no longer has a firm suspension. It hits road bumps (I usually avoid) harder than when I bought it. Is this normal?


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Answer #1 | 23/07 2014 16:35
Yeah its ok here many factors as noted before play a role in a cars suspension. tires play a small role but over time the shocks, springs, bushings, and rubber mounts all begin to wear they usually are not gone or needing repair but compared to new the suspension does loosen up which in good in these types of cars. a stiff suspension rattles the entire car and put more force on parts not made to handle all the weight of a moving car. allow the suspension to take that abuse. Also its a Hyundai they really are not known for having a smooth suspension regardless..
Answer #2 | 23/07 2014 16:00
A firm suspension hits bumps harder than a weak suspension, so you have me a little confused. But besides high tire pressure, if you switched to large diameter rims with low profile tires, that will be a much harsher ride. The higher the rubber profile, the softer the ride.
Answer #3 | 23/07 2014 15:57
While it's normal for suspension components to wear down and get less functional with age and miles, I wouldn't expect it to happen in just 3 years. A harsh ride can also be caused by too much air in the tires. Check your tire pressures and make certain you have the proper inflation when the tires are cold.
Answer #4 | 26/07 2014 08:05
I had a 2007 Getz for 5 years and I improved the ride quality by fitting better shocks and a set of Khumo tyres. What air pressure are you running? It would be highly unlikely for a 3 year old car's suspension to collapse, even a Hyundai. If you run lower profile tyres you'll have to go a bigger rim size anyway or you run the risk of throwing the speedo out. Motorhead is correct about the profile and the rims.

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