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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What is Critical Damping of Shock Absorbers?
A Real World Example of Critical Damping 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 [...]
Why should I invest in high-performance shocks?
So, I know what you’re thinking… “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?” Simply put, the difference is in the details. Of course, the real [...]