Imagine two cars. Both of these cars are track-focused supercars with sticky tyres, carbon fibre body panels and carbon ceramic brakes. One car has 789bhp and weighs 1197kg, and the other has only 513bhp and weighs 1430kg. Working with these numbers you’d expect the first car to be much faster
If you haven’t already heard, we’ve undertaken an ambitious project, here at Suspension Secrets – to make a BMW 330Ci (E46) faster around a circuit than a clubsport spec E46 M3, for half the price! In this build update, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the weight saving measures
It’s ambitious challenge time here at Suspension Secrets. We have decided to take on a new project to see if we can achieve an ambitious goal laid out before us. We regard the BMW E46 M3 to be one of the all time great track machines! With 338BHP, front-engine inline
We here at Suspension Secrets are big fans of the Toyota GR Yaris. With all-wheel drive, a short wheelbase, and engaging handling, the GR Yaris has been a performance car hit since it was released in September of 2020. However, there have been some recurring issues that have been reported
Suspension Secrets Toyota GR Yaris Seat Lowering Plate Kit – A New Perspective A favourite of the automotive media and with an extended order waiting list to boot, Toyota’s GR Yaris homologation-special is one of the most talked about ‘real world’ performance cars in recent years. It has received rave
We are proud to announce that we now supply, sell and install Surface Transforms’ revolutionary carbon ceramic brake discs. Our assistance in Surface Transforms’ extremely rigorous research and development programme makes us the UK’s leading distributor of these class-leading discs. We supply discs that will fit cars from the following
“It just makes the car feel so much tighter and weight transfers are so much easier, so naturally you can just lean harder everywhere!” – Leyton Clarke One car we are extremely familiar with here at Suspension Secrets, is the 991 Porsche GT3RS. Last year, we spent months at the
The BMW F80 M3/F82 M4 is a very capable machine from the factory. It is equipped with a powerful, tuneable engine, and a good handling package. Despite this, there is still plenty to be improved upon in regards to the suspension system as a whole, regardless of whether the car
The BMW F87 M2/M2C is a very capable machine from the factory. It is equipped with a powerful, tuneable engine, and a good handling package. Despite this, there is still plenty to be improved upon in regards to the suspension system as a whole, regardless of whether the car is
Have you ever received a fresh set of coilovers and seen the graphs in the box? Perhaps you have come across them online and wondered what the graph is actually trying to tell you. Despite looking quite complex they are quite a simple graph to understand and can help in
Simulation racing is a growing sport and the increasing complexity of the games means that they are now very close to real life racing. They offer multiple set up alteration options which change the vehicle dynamics as they would on your very own car. They are a great way to
Tyres are a very important feature of vehicle set up. This is because they are the only point of contact that your car has to the surface it is driving on. Therefore, all of your set up, corner balancing, driving techniques and coilover choices come down to the four contact
We are proud to announce that Suspension Secrets is now the title sponsor of the Vision Motorsport Engineering Novice Racing Driver Competition. It is very rare within Motorsport for an opportunity to come along that allows someone with potential, but without the funding, to compete in a full race series.
We caught up with Paul O’Connell recently, a driver in Ireland taking the racing scene by storm in his awesome Red Bull liveried Dallara World Series Nissan V6 single seater race car. Being a long time Suspension Secrets follower he was keen to share some technical information on his extremely
You’ve probably seen the World Time Attack Audi R8 from team R8 1:1 in Finland on social media by now. It has become quite a hit due to its huge aero and the incredible suspension system that has been designed into it. We had to find out more so organised an interview with the team manager of Team R8 1:1; Mikko Ahola.
We spend a lot of time writing about suspension and different tips and tricks to achieving a great set up to make you and your car as fast as possible around the track. However, a suspension set up can often only be as good as the tyres used. This is because the aim of a perfect set up is to deliver excellent dynamic feedback to the driver as well as getting the most out of the tyre in order to generate the highest amount of grip as possible.
For those that are not familiar with drifting, it is a motorsport in which the car must maintain constant and fluid oversteer between a series of corners on a circuit whilst hitting certain clipping zones on circuit and having as much proximity with the other car as possible. A good set up can go a long way in keeping the car sliding and providing a fluid, predictable transition.