7 Steps To Finding Your Perfect Shock Setting

Racers: Did you install new adjustable shocks and now your lap times are slower? Do a "shock scan"! Note current adjustment settings Set bump and rebound full soft Do an out and in lap Add bump in two click increments until "feel" improves Now add rebound in two sweep (or click) increments until car "feel" [...]

Bilstein Adjustable Shock Rods for Motorsport

Can we convert your Bilstein shocks to high quality, repeatable and easy to adjust shock rods? Call us or use our contact page form... here to help!

I need help with my suspension baseline—Tuning Shocks at the Track

Lance writes: Need help with an SCCA EP 240Z with custom Moton 2 way remote shocks on all four corners. McPherson front so motion ratio = 1? 350# front springs 225# rear. Would like the car to turn in better and it is loose on exit. First year with car could not get the shocks [...]

Wheel Rate, Motion Ratio and Frequency

"Why are Ferrari's so "soft"?" is a question I get all the time, given my experience with the beautiful red cars... This term is relative, IMO. Ferrari's are no softer than most other road going cars, even other sporting automobiles. Suspension design is all about compromise with a road car. The environments change, the market [...]

Manually Adjusting Ferrari/ Bilstein Active Damping System

Manually adjusting shocks: Ferrari F355, 550, 456, Mondial T This likely applies mostly to the F355 crowd (due to popularity) but technically also applies to the 550, 456 and Mondial T as the shocks have the same active damping system.... I have a number of customers that have disabled the OE Ferrari/ Bilstein active damping [...]

Lowering Ferrari 512TR, 348, F355, 550, Mondial T…

By Rob Schermerhorn Sometimes the least expensive modification is the most rewarding. Certainly, lowering your car not only improves appearance, but also performance, especially at the racetrack. You may not know this: your Ferrari is already built for ease of ride height adjustment, that's where the low cost comes in. The procedure is straightforward. Before [...]

Set-Up F355 Challenge for Racing

(Conversation with Peter from Australia) By Rob Schermerhorn   The Inquiry Hi Rob, Since everyone is giving you such a good rap, I was wondering if you have basic setup information for a 355CH. No one in Australia knows a damn thing about them, and I'd LOVE to have a basic starting point for spring [...]

Why should I invest in high-performance shocks?

"Why in the world would I invest $3,000 or more on one set of shock absorbers for my car? If I can get ______ shocks, which are marketed as performance shocks, for $100 each, what's the difference?" Of course, the real answer is not so simple; its foundation is in market factors, which drive engineering [...]

Chassis Tuning Ferraris for the Racetrack

By Rob Schermerhorn This is but a very brief introduction and limited advice to a very complex subject. Disclaimer: The following information is used at your own risk, for off-road use only! Please follow manufacturer specifications for tire pressures and wheel alignment. On to the recommendations: Tires have the greatest influence on the dynamics of [...]