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" [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How Spec Miata Bilstein Shocks Are Tested Effects The Results

So what happens when your Spec Miata Biltsein shocks are impounded by the technical inspection team, either post qualifying or post race? Here's a primer for what to look for when your dampers are getting tested and you're sweating, not knowing if your championship finishing position will stick or you'll be penalized as there's a [...]