Vehicle body lean is a trait of soft suspension setup which is true of almost all passenger vehicles. Vehicle body roll is a distinct trait of a stiff suspension setup however, the sensation to the driver of either trait is similar. Both of these distinct sensations can be, and are often, easily interchanged in diagnosing handling related issues. It is not uncommon for anti-roll bars to be the default recommendation for either. The tables below offer examples of common handling traits and the causes of these, which we hope you find useful in diagnosing handling related issues.

 

There is a difference in the cause and therefore the resolution of these traits, both explained below.

 

  • a vehicle body roll will visually look flatter during the cornering phase and indicates a stiff suspension setup.
  • a vehicle body lean will visually show excessive body movement on one side and indicates a soft suspension setup.

ROLL VS. LEAN

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