Bilstein Adjustable Shock Rods for Motorsport

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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 [...]

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 [...]

What is Critical Damping of Shock Absorbers?

guest post by Brian Hanchey, Hanchey Vehicle Technology © 2012 HVT USA Introduction This write up shows how an adjustable shock can achieve 0.5 to 1.2+ critical damping ratios with a turn of a rebound knob. The other day I was experimenting with the Evo’s spring rates and setups. While I had the fronts off, [...]

Do Your Guts Look Like This?

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 track miles. Here you are looking at the underside of [...]