We love working on obscure cars here at Suspension Secrets, and towards the end of 2021 we worked on this absolutely stunning 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Flatnose. Considered one of the rarest Porsche 911s ever made, the Flatnose or flachbau takes the chassis and mechanicals from the iconic 930 Turbo, and
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
“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
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
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.
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.
If you have taken your car to a circuit you will be very familiar with understeer and oversteer. The two enemies of good lap times even if one of them is quite fun! Understeer is when the front of your car washes out towards the outside of the corner giving a lack of steering feel and pushing the car wide. Oversteer is when the back of the car swings out to the outside of the circuit, rotating the car and making it slide to the outside of the corner.
Who is Lindsay Rice? Lindsay Rice is a dedicated and passionate 26 year old race car driver, from Mississauga Ontario in Canada. She currently races in the US and Canada in GT racing. We decided to have a chat with her and ask some questions to find out a bit
Two questions we are asked frequently by our followers are:” Is it worth spending more money on coilovers for my track car?” and “What is the difference between cheap, mid-range and expensive coilovers?” They are two very good questions as prices in the coilover market can vary from £200 for
When we left Bobby he had created a custom front suspension system, stripped the car back to its bare bones and lowered the car on some new BC Racing coilovers. Now, a few weeks further down the line, Bobby has been busy with the rear suspension system fully redesigned as
We had a chat with the guys at BAC Mono who, if you don’t already know, create an single seater supercar called the BAC Mono. It is renowned for its handling capabilities and the pure driving pleasure that it delivers due to the lightweight and ultra-responsive chassis. We thought we
Interior Strip Down The first stage of most race car builds when starting with a road car is to strip out all of the unnecessary weight. Bobby’s build was no different as he took to the interior of the Mitsubishi Eclipse, pulling out everything in sight except for the door
Throughout this series of posts we are following an avid enthusiast and Suspension Secrets reader, Bobby Gould, as he builds his first ever time attack car using nothing but his own two hands and online resources to create a competitive race car. A lot of thought and effort has been