One of FAI’s key Core values is best quality. In order to achieve this there are many quality processes in place with the manufacture of the parts that FAI supply. Let’s consider the aluminium parts. The aluminium is tested for the correct hardness and tensile strength to meet the requirements for the application and challenges of our roads and terrain . All wishbones and control arms are measured during machining at regular intervals to ensure dimensions remain consistent and in line with a detailed technical drawing. The swing angle of the ball joint is checked along with a torque test.
Matching OE specifications and strength is key. A push/pull test of the ball joints on link rods and tie rod ends is performed on both the FAI part and the matching OE part to ensure that the results and quality are both the same. Link rods also experience a vibration test with a minimum of 1 million cycles to replicate the performance of the link rod on a vehicle.