Category: Springs, Dampers And Roll Bars

There are many types of suspension systems used within motorsport; the most common being a spring and damper set up. The popularity of the spring and damper set up is mostly due to its compact size and its easy, fast and direct tune-ability.

  • Tyre Performance and Grip – A Deeper Look

    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. 

  • Leaf Springs

    What is a Leaf Spring? A leaf spring is one of the earliest and most simple forms of spring within the automobile and motorsport world. It is simply a length of an iron or steel blade, attached to the chassis and each end and tied …

  • Alternative Springs

    Coil springs and leaf springs are the two most common type of spring within the automotive and motorsport industries. However, other types of spring have been tried and tested to try and get the edge over competitors. Some of the following springs are still used …

  • Coil Springs

    What is a coil spring? A coil springs is a piece of bar that has been twisted to form the shape of a helix (spiral). It works in an up and down motion as a spring by using the vertical displacement to twist the bar …

  • Anti-Roll Bars

    What is an Anti-roll bar? An anti-roll bar is a tube of metal that works as a spring between left and right wheels. An anti-roll bar connects the vertical motions of the left and right wheels and works in parallel with the coil springs. During …

  • Dampers

    What is a Damper? A damper is an oil filled tube with a piston inside. The piston moves through the oil, passing the oil through small precise holes and past a sprung shim, at a certain designed speed. Damper Construction A damper consists of: A …

  • Suspension Systems

    Types of Suspension Systems There are many types of suspension systems used within motorsport; the most common being a spring and damper set up. The popularity of the spring and damper set up is mostly due to its compact size and its easy, fast and …