Moog 8-poster system
One of the services that VIPER (Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research) which specializes in providing vehicle testing services to motorsports, automotive, and military customers, offers at the VIR RacePlex is “suspension tuning” using a Moog 8-post test rig.
The 8-post rig optimizes suspension setup primarily by maximizing the grip of the tires and by improving vehicle pitch behavior.
VIPER (Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research) 8-post Shaker Rig
VIPER’s 8-post Shaker Rig applies forces to the chassis of a test vehicle that allow a twist to be applied that is not possible with 7-post test rigs.
Synergy Racing car on 8-post rig (photo by Christopher M. Boggsr, 2009)
One popular alternative to track testing that can be used to better understand the vehicle’s dynamics is shaker rig testing, such as 7-post or 8-post rig testing.