We're a couple of weeks from unveiling the all-new United Speed Shop independent front-end, but we wanted to give you guys a sneak peek at some of the engineering work that has been done to ensure they make your cool old car drive like a brand new one.
Check out these steering arms we designed! They’re precision-machined from a billet of steel to our exact specifications, having done hundreds of hours of research and development to find the perfect arm specs.
These USS arms have been designed to keep the steering rack low in the custom cradle, but also allow for both large and smaller wheel diametres plus a properly slammed ride height that still has a full range of travel.
Not liking the off-the-shelf options available, Ryan hit the SolidWorks engineering program on his computer hard to work out a prototype.
ROUGHING INTO SHAPE
This was then water-cut as a rough blank before Ryan finessed it further during mock-up stage of the whole front-end.
KILLING BUMP STEER
Ryan cut a tie-rod used in the front-ends in half to find the accurate bump steer profile. He found the exact pivot centre of ball joint, which is vitally important to stop the steering wheel jerking over bumps, or following road imperfections.
THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST
Once he had the USS arm refined to a point of perfection the first batch have been machined to our exact specs locally from billets of steel.
We will bring you more info on the revolutionary new USS independent front-ends in the next few weeks!