Art Morrison Engineering (AME) came by to introduce us to their new Multilink independent rear suspension setup and boy, were we impressed. Everything about this suspension setup is top tier. We were able to get a first-hand look at the suspension on a second-gen Camaro that Art Morrison had brought by. This is not your average run-of-the-mill IRS and that’s why you only see it on high-performance luxury cars. We decided to give you some insight as to what you can expect from this suspension, why you would want to look into buying it for yourself, and how it differs from a conventional independent rear suspension setup. You can expect this suspension to release sometime in early 2014. Without further ado, here are the top 10 things you should know about Art Morrison’s new suspension.
#1 -What is the Art Morrison Multilink IRS made from?
“Art Morrison’s multilink IRS is made from mandrel bent 2x4 rectangular tubing.” – AME
#2 - What are some vehicles that use multilink suspension?
“High-performance luxury cars. Plain and simple. This type of suspension is seen on the Ferrari California, Mercedes S-Class, Porsche 911, and BMW series-3,4,6 that are 2007+.” - AME
#3 - What advantages do I have with a multilink suspension setup?
“The suspension is functionally independent with improved load paths and more knuckle support. The driver’s control over the car is much better than other setups. If you are worried about the longitudinal and lateral stiffness being soft; multilink stiffness is way higher.” - AME
#4 - What brakes can I fit on this multilink suspension?
“Art Morrison’s multilink will fit 12.4-inc with floating caliper, Wilwood 14.3-inch with W6A caliper, or 14.4”-inch with OEM Brembo caliper.” - AME
#5 - What is the maximum wheel size I can fit?
“The maximum wheel size the multilink allows for is 17-inch with 12.4-inch brakes or 18-inch with Wilwood brakes.” - AME
#6 - What tire sizes do I have to use?
“That’s really up to you the customer. You can have theoretically any tires size that you want.” - AME
#7 - What are the disadvantages of previous IRS setups?
“Previous disadvantages encountered by other IRS setups are poor toe control under acceleration, very little anti-squat, poor camber control, packaging, and wheel offsets.” - AME
#8 - What are my shock options?
“The multilink suspension will allow STRANGE coilovers and JRI coilovers in adjustable 4-way.” - AME
#9 - Will I be able to use my stock chassis with this suspension setup?
“Currently there are no plans for the Multilink suspension to fit domestic stock chassis at this time.” - AME
#10 - When will this suspension be available?
“Word on the street is that it will be available to the public first-quarter 2014.” - AME