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CX-3 Ride Quality

qwaq

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So, the CX-3 ride quality has been described in some articles as "jarring." It certainly needs improvement. Where could all the transfer of energy from bumps in the road be traveling from and through until it reaches the cabin and passengers?

Are there any mods or products that improve ride quality?
 
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Freerider

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It's a lightweight SUV. I don't find the ride bad at all. I've noticed slowing down for RR tracks makes it worse. Just maintain speed and float over the bumps. Brand new off the dealer lot she was rough. But the ride has softened somewhat.
 
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It's a lightweight SUV. I don't find the ride bad at all. I've noticed slowing down for RR tracks makes it worse. Just maintain speed and float over the bumps. Brand new off the dealer lot she was rough. But the ride has softened somewhat.
Thank you for replying. So the torsion beams are transferring that energy and there isn't any dampening. The reason for the torsion beams, though, is to give more trunk space. Coil springs would have eaten up a lot of that, but provided a better ride quality. Engineering picked one over the other and I have to agree with that choice. Dampening is missing, though and that could have been solved through improved seat design.

The ride quality certainly needs improvement, so I'm looking forward to see what Engineering figures out for the newer models (Skyactiv-X!!).
 


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