2019 Toyota Camry (XV70) launched in Malaysia
The eighth-generation of D-segment sedan – The new 2019 Toyota Camry (XV70) has been officially launched in Malaysia. The Toyota Camry is powered by a 2.5 litre with 16-valve DOHC, Naturally Aspirated with Dual VVT-i.
There’re enhancements of interior and exterior for the new 2019 Toyota Camry which improved the stability, agility and safety all at once. The suspension is made up of front MacPherson struts and rear double wishbones with OEM rear anti roll bar, replacing the previous rear multi-links.
How many bars available for Toyota Camry (XV70)?
In Ultra Racing, the bars available for Toyota Camry (XV70) are Front Strut Bar, Rear Anti Roll, Front Lower Bar, Mid Lower Bar, Rear Lower Bar and Rear Lower Side Bar. All these bars are able to fit on Toyota Camry (XV70) Hybrid as well!
The functionality of each of the bars after installed on your Toyota Camry are explained below.
STAGE 1 (Front Strut Bar & Rear Anti Roll Bar)
Stage 1 which includes Front Strut Bar and Rear Anti Roll Bar, is the primary set to enhance the performance of your car.
Front Strut Bar / Front Tower Bar
The Toyota Camry doesn’t come with the OEM front strut bar from the car manufacturer. For Toyota Camry, Ultra Racing has developed a 2 points front strut bar, located at the top of the absorber (left and right) in order not to affect the normal procedure of service and maintenance.
The car chassis will affect the left and right strut tower and suppress changes in body distortion that occur during running. Furthermore, continuous stress will cause distortion little by little. As known by majority, tire friction, suspension forces, defects from rain water and old car with age will affect a car’s life span. Aftermarket suspension and modifications will also increase the burden of the car chassis.
One of the methods to deal with such a situation is to install a front strut bar/front tower bar, by connecting the left and right strut towers to increase rigidity. Apart from being easy to install, it is the most effective reinforcement part that demonstrates high performance.
Rear Anti Roll Bar / Rear Sway Bar
Rear Anti Roll Bar in 24mm for XV70 & XV70 Hybrid
The OEM rear suspension setups of Toyota Camry come with a double wishbones system and OEM rear anti roll bar in a hollow 24mm. Ultra Racing decided to develop a solid 24mm OD (outside diameter) rear anti roll bar, as it significantly improves the handling performance and maintains the comfortability of the car.
A normal road is not flat as a race track, it is often uneven and bumpy. When the left and right suspension alignment are different such as during cornering, the stabilizer twists the bar and suppresses the roll by its restoring force. This will result in an understeer or oversteer and also there’s a risk to lose control if over body roll.
By installing the suitable size of anti roll bar, it is possible to suppress the roll of the vehicle’s body without stiffening the suspension and improving cornering and traction. In addition, since the left and right wobbling is suppressed and the posture is stable, there is no discomfort and the risk of motion sickness is reduced.
STAGE 2 ( Lower Arm Bar )
Front Lower Bar 4P Middle Lower Bar 2P (1)
Middle Lower Bar 2P (2) Rear Lower Bar 2P (1)
Rear Lower Bar 2P (2) Rear Lower Side Bar 4P
Stage 2, comprising Front Lower Bar, 2 types of Mid Lower Bar, 2 types of Rear Lower Bar and Rear Lower Side Bar are able to reduce the car chassis flex and strengthen the main chassis platform. It is highly recommended for heavy load vehicles such as SUV or MPV as it helps to enhance the stiffness and handling during higher speed and cornering.
So, there you go, Ultra Racing’s bar for Perodua Ativa. What do you think? Come and experience it by yourself!