At KPS we are constantly developing our product range offering and we are proud to announce that genuine OE ‘ZF (Lemfoerder) TRW – steering & suspension – linkage, stabiliser links and tie rod ends are now available from KPS Automotive Parts Ltd. Steering linkage is a crucial part of the steering system, connecting the front wheels and enabling them to move in a functional way. Given the importance of the steering linkage, it is critical that all cars are fitted with high quality parts. For this reason KPS offers only premium quality parts from ZF TRW.
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With ZF (Lemfoerder) TRW – steering & suspension offered by KPS you get: –
- Improved performance of tyres which lowers the chances of vehicle-roll
- More than 4,800 parts to choose from
- Corrosion resistant stabiliser links made from glass-fibre reinforced plastic
- Reduced weight and damping vibrations
- Two-seat design for tie-rod ends which means no spring and therefore longer life
Huge selection of high quality steering linkage parts.
ZF TRW’s standing as an industry leader in steering systems is highlighted by their huge product range, covering more than 4,800 parts and 92% of the European vehicle parc. This means KPS delivers exceptionally high standards of performance and safety with the ZF TRW range. The benefits of choosing a ZF (Lemfoerder) TRW – steering & suspension includes:
- Guaranteed safety improvement
- Continuous advancement through outstanding research and development
- Original equipment (OE) quality
- Extreme testing process
The importance of steering linkages If the steering linkage in a vehicle isn’t working properly then the occupants could be in danger. The chances of vehicle-roll during cornering are increased by a failing stabiliser link due to possible over steer, while a broken stabiliser link can also knock out or tilt away. As well as generating an annoying noise while the vehicle is running, a damaged steering linkage could affect the performance of the tyres or braking, which also has the potential to be dangerous for the driver.
Full range of steering linkage products: The wide and varied product range covers a huge selection of requirements, which is why KPS should be your one-stop solution in the aftermarket. Manufacturing all sorts of linkage products from Tie rod ends to control arms and ball joints, ZF TRW have developed forged aluminium, forged steel, nodular cast iron and stamped steel to provide lightweight parts for efficient and flexible performance. You can find out more information about our steering linkage portfolio below.
Stabiliser links: Corrosion resistant stabiliser links made from glass-fibre reinforced plastic, give drivers safe, efficient and strong performances at all times. The use of such high-quality materials allows a reduction in weight and damping vibrations of the stabiliser links. And where glass fibre material is unsuitable due to space restrictions, ZF TRW supply proven steel steering linkages.
Tie-Rod Ends and Assemblies: Tie-rod ends use a two-seat design as standard, which means there is no need for a spring, which will extend the life of the part. A 24-hour Salt Spray Test means that they can be trusted at all times, but to be sure of the quality ZF TRW also perform Dynamic and Elasticity Tests as well. ZF TRW Tie Rod Assemblies are all adjustable to the needs of each individual chassis, and with a large selection available, KPS provides a full ZF TRW Original Equipment standard repair kit to go with them. Other products in the portfolio include:
- Front and Rear Toe Links – offering better straight-line stability
- Centre Links – ensuring an efficient, straightforward connection with the idler arm
- Idler Arm – providing pivoting support for the steering linkage
- Pitman Arm – converting the angular motion of the sector shaft to linear motion
- Bellows – allows expansion and compression of a joint
The highest steering linkage standards imaginable: ZF TRW promise all customers that they will produce parts of the very highest quality. With an independent institute carrying out tests on the steering and suspension parts you can have peace of mind that the experts trust our products as much as we do. And with tests carried out by the FKA in conjunction with the IKA, you can have complete confidence that ZF (Lemfoerder) TRW – steering & suspension, supplied by KPS, will be the very best on the market.
Practice makes perfect The key to producing such market leading products is all in the intense testing process that is carried out on all steering linkage parts. Visual checks help to assess quality variances where the parts are examined for physical performance for the following:
- Break away torque
- Rotational torque
- Radial elasticity
- Pull out force
- Endurance test
Advanced research for continued improvement: More than 80% of parts sold by KPS from ZF TRW into the aftermarket are made in ZF TRW plants, which means we have the experience and knowledge to produce performance-enhancing parts. This experience can also be used to develop and improve the steering linkages, and we set ourselves the target of being the first to market with all new parts. We have achieved this, for example, with steering linkage parts for the following models:
- Ford Fiesta VI
- Ford Kuga
- Fiat Linea and Bravo
- Vauxhall Insignia and Meriva B