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
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
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.
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.
Accounting for Tyres So far in the process we have ignored the effects of tyres for calculating our spring rates. One aspect of the tyre to consider is the grip generated due to the normal force being applied through the tyre. This is the grip generated due to the mass