Ferrari 456 Load Leveling Shocks (How/ What/ Why)

We rebuild the rear load-leveling shocks found on Ferrari 456's; the system co-developed by Ferrari and Bilstein. It's a unique application in that one unit performs both the load level function, also dampens motion like a conventional shock absorber and has the Ferrari-Bilstein active damping system found on other Ferrari (and Corvette) applications from the [...]

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 [...]

Ferrari F355 track alignment recommendations

The following is what I recommend as a starting point when tuning your F355 for the race track, this set up is optimized with either F355 Challenge suspension or my "sport" system for road cars or my "track" system for dedicated track cars: When setting up the F355 with the new (revalved) shocks and springs [...]

Why Does My Ferrari Ride Rough?

By Rob Schermerhorn Have a few miles on your car? Are you a maintenance fanatic? Here is some more oil that should be changed, though depending on how you drive, perhaps only once every ten years. If you take your car to the track regularly, change the shock oil every couple of years or 2000 [...]

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 [...]

Ferrari F40 Track Preparation and Modifiction

Ferrari's 40 year tribute to the company's founder is my personal favorite. While the F50 may certainly be easier to drive, with superior cockpit ergonomics and wide, flat naturally aspirated torque curve, the F40 rewards the steady and practiced driver. F40's do not simply submit to any driver; drive without respect, and it will bite. [...]

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 [...]