Steering, Linkage & Suspension

Steering and Suspension systems

At TRW we design, develop and distribute almost 4000 Steering and Suspension parts, from shock absorbers and steering racks, and from bushings to ball joints. With coverage that encompasses 90% of the European vehicle parc, we can supply your business with precisely the aftermarket parts that you need to satisfy your customers, every time.


Car shock absorbers, steering pumps and more, shaped by innovation and history

The highly professional TRW innovation team are completely focused on creating the most advanced products on the market, always engineered and tested to the highest possible standards. This means that we are able to deliver the most efficient, safe and durable Steering and Suspension products to you and to your customers.

When you fit front or rear shock absorbers or critical steering components from TRW, you are working with parts that we developed closely with the world’s leading automotive vehicle manufacturer, who acknowledge and respect us as a premier Original Equipment [OE] supplier.

As one of the world’s largest aftermarket suppliers of vital original equipment parts, we have a heritage that goes back one hundred years. With a wealth of diverse experience, we have fine-tuned our manufacturing processes and concentrated on satisfying customers much longer than most, so you can trust us to deliver, whether you need a simple car shock absorber or the latest cutting edge system.


Support inspires confidence

When you work with TRW, you get more than confidence-inspiring quality. You also benefit from our thorough aftermarket support. We are with you every step of the way. From diagnostics to the successful completion of a complex repair, you will appreciate the ‘all in one box’ simplicity and commercial benefit of our fitting kits. Nothing is left to chance: everything is about tried and tested quality and cutting edge technology.


Control is everything, from steering rack to shock absorber

Steering and Suspension parts such as rear shock absorbers, track control arms, and steering linkages are absolutely fundamental to safety, control and balance in every vehicle. Secure cornering, braking and handling responses will be severely compromised and inefficient if parts are worn or substandard. TRW takes testing and quality control to peerless heights, and our in-house test facilities mean that we never rely on third party processes for this critical phase of production. The importance of products such as shock absorbers should never be underestimated, and at TRW we estimate that a quarter of all vehicles are potentially risking occupant safety by running at least one defective unit. Together, by supplying and fitting the finest Steering and Suspension systems we can work to correct this balance, through seamless, cost efficient quality.


Precision perfected. A range without compromise

TRW parts are more robust than many competitor products. This is because we engineer in longer lasting performance using the best materials and innovative ideas. It’s also because of truly meticulous in-house testing. Whether you’re fitting a steering rack, pump or full set of car shock absorbers, you will be fitting components recognised around the world for their superior function and safety.


Remanufactured steering racks,  pumps and column drives

We have matchless knowledge of the remanufactured steering rack, pump and column drive industry and supply no fewer than a quarter of all vehicle steering racks, pumps and column drives in the world. With a factory based in the Czech Republic, TRW has a top quality, all-makes programme, remanufacturing steering gears,  pumps and column drives for the European market.

  • With our column drive portfolio, TRW is the market leader on European vehicle coverage in the independent aftermarket [IAM].


Shock Absorbers

Covering 98% of the European vehicle parc and with 960 part numbers, TRW can rightly be seen as a major specialist for front and rear shock absorbers. Vital to both braking and handling, shock absorbers should be inspected and replaced regularly.  TRW car shock absorbers are of outstanding quality and rigorously tested, and have a longer life span thanks to the polish process on the rod, giving a 20% smoother surface when compared to the standard specification. This means greater efficiency and safer performance. TRW shock absorbers are always supplied in pairs to help you manage your repairs, and feature the very latest technology, such as over-moulded Teflon piston rings and advanced valve discs calibrated to 1/100mm.

  • TRW shock absorbers, both front and rear, are tested to the extremes. They are taken to some of Europe’s coldest regions and across Africa’s most challenging roads.


Stabiliser Links

Fit TRW Stabiliser Links to your customers’ cars and the beneficial effects will be quickly felt. Compared to a worn part, driving comfort and stability are enhanced, fuel economy is better and emissions are lower, too. The stabiliser link performs an important role, connecting to critical suspension components such as shock absorbers for the best possible performance. TRW models can be supplied in tried and tested steel, aluminium and corrosion resistant glass fibre reinforced plastic and every variant makes full use of the latest methods and technology.

  • TRW Stabiliser Links engineered with glass fibre reinforced plastic are exceptionally light and so minimise damping vibration. They also resist corrosion.


Steering Linkages

The safety critical nature of the steering linkage cannot be over stressed. With the right components correctly fitted, a vehicle will deliver superior performance and stability, resisting roll, maximising tyre function and minimising vibration. TRW Steering Linkage components, like our shock absorbers and many other steering and suspension parts, are built to the highest Original Equipment standards, are corrosion resistant and lightweight. From Stabiliser Links and Tie-Rod Ends to Front and Rear Toe Links, Idler Arms, Pitman Arms and Bellows, we have the aftermarket covered.

  • TRW offer a choice of more than 4800 thoroughly tested, high quality parts. No one offers a more comprehensive, carefully designed range of steering linkage elements.


Track Control Arms

The TRW Steering and Suspension department offers you the most thoroughly tested, high quality Track Control Arms on the market. Their advanced design enhances performance and safety and there are more than 1000 types in our range. Using finite element techniques, TRW Track Control Arms are lightweight, optimally shaped and temperature resistant.

  • TRW Upper and Lower Track Control Arms are made from forged and cast aluminium, and forged or stamped steel. The range includes advanced lightweight and proven types for a vast range of vehicles


TRW: Keeping your customers happy, keeping your customers safe

As one of the worlds most respected and established aftermarket Original Equipment [OE] companies, we can deliver the best Steering and Suspension products, from the smoothest and most durable shock absorbers, to the lightest and strongest Track Control Arms. We’re here to save you and your customers’ money and to keep vehicles across the world driving safely and efficiently. It’s all about quality, experience and trust.