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

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Adjust Your Damping via iPhone or Android Smartphone – Bilstein iRC video

The BILSTEIN B16 ridecontrol® system now has an exciting new feature: the BILSTEIN iRC – a smart phone adjustable suspension system. The BILSTEIN iRC system allows your suspension to adapt to any type of driving situation automatically. When set to Auto Mode, the three-axis acceleration sensor reads vehicle speed and adjusts suspension damping in real [...]

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 Big is the Range of Adjustment on Bilstein Shocks?

How large of a range of adjustment is available from a Bilstein? A question I get all the time; here's a quick shot of force vs. velocity data from an original equipment Ferrari F355 shock: This data shows four shocks set full stiff and one then re-tested set to full soft, which opens the adjuster [...]

Use Canister (Nitrogen) Pressure to Tune Shocks?

Hi Rob, I have Penske doubles. I vary bump and rebound to suit the track, but I always set my canister pressure pre-race weekend at 150 psi. Are there reasons to change canister (nitrogen) pressure? [Always asking questions....] Peter You can use it as a tuning tool but first must wrap your mind around what [...]

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 [...]