Control Arm serves as the key role in the steering mechanism. Strict specifications in tensile strength, material specification and fatigue endurance are required. It absorbs forces from all directions during driving and to maintain stability of the chassis structure. Control arms manufactured by CTE undergo stringent tests such as elemental analysis, life cycle test and etc. The aluminum alloy used in the products and the production process are in accordance with the ISO standards.
The ball joint supports and connects the control arm and rotates in multi-angled directions when the vehicle turns. It ensures smooth steering with minimal vibration. The multi-angled movements allow the vehicle to maneuver in radial and axial directions. In adherence to traditional Taiwan craftsmanship, CTE ball joints provide consumers a safe and smooth driving experience.
Stabilizer link is mounted between the frame and the control arm. It reduces the movement of the suspension system and vehicle vibration and prevents excessive body lean during cornering, a result of the centrifugal force, by countering the torque. The stabilizer link, together with the original vehicle suspension system, ensures better maneuverability and driving comfort.
Bushing insulates the vehicle from shock, noise and vibration. The composition of the rubber compound of the bushing plays a critical role. If the rubber deteriorates prematurely or has poor bonding, the vehicle will be noisy and may not maintain proper alignment during driving. CTE bushings undergo strict quality inspection to ensure high quality standards are met.
The rack end connects the tie rod end and steering rack and can be adjusted via the thread of the tie rod end. The length can be adjusted for toe alignment. As the steering wheel turns, the rack end enables the front wheel to move from one side to the other and absorb the forces generated from the axial and radial directions.
Tie rod end is part of the steering mechanism which pushes and pulls the tire. It transmits longitudinal and lateral forces and absorbs the horizontal, torque and frictional movement to reduce vibrations of the tires during driving due to various road conditions. The tie rod end is connected to the rack end via its thread.