|See our new
web site on suspension set up: www.suspensionsetup.info
Our Weight Transfer Worksheet is explained in
detail. You can now do a WTW yourself on-line. Very latest technical know-how
on suspension set up and testing for racing and performance road cars.
Handling or Horse Power?....
When you want more car speed and faster
lap times, it's best to work on chassis and suspension development, set up and tuning -
improve the chassis dynamics.
At Racing Car Technology, our engineering
procedures and suspension products are developed and race tested to meet your needs -
amateur & club racing categories, performance and classic cars, tarmac rally. We
have developed the procedures needed to work out a set up for your race or performance
We have new technology for race and performance car
You get fast, accurate set up info for your specific
vehicle with the
" Weight Transfer Worksheet" (WTW).
We email you an Excel spreadsheet that does all the calculations. The input data
needed is quite easy to measure in your own workshop. We have the experience to
interpret the results with you. You'll get a good base line set up, and ideas
for the direction you might take with on-going development of your set up. The cost
is A$295, including on-going email support for test sessions and your next race meeting.
Basically, we'll be able to confirm the springs and anti-roll
bars you need, make some suggestions for your shock absorbers and agree your initial
"workshop" set up.
Read more, and then email
or phone us to get started.
It works for all cars - open wheeler, sports or touring car,
front or rear wheel drive, improved high performance road car, or racing. On a
road course, you might expect a lap time improvement of 1 to 3
seconds assuming you are a currently some way off front running lap times. If you
are already a front runner, without a development
program for your set up, surprise yourself with how much pace is left
in your chassis.
If you want to work out what springs or anti-roll bars to
run on your car,
you need the Weight Transfer Worksheet (WTW). We
can get springs and bars manufactured for you. For some classic cars, we have
specifications already done for complete handling kits, improved road, or race (see side
bar at the top, for your model.).
Or Use Our Workshop and Trackside Services.....
We can design, manufacture, set up and test a
complete suspension package for you......OR..........
Work with you to develop the car set up on a consulting basis.......... OR........... Any
arrangement in between.
Then we recommend a Track Test day, to refine the set up.
We use data logging, the DL1 from Race
Technology, for cars currently without that facility.
have achieved a number of first time wins and top three finishes after suspension
development and setup by us.
Our Products and
What is a good baseline set up (eg what springs and anti-roll bars) for my race car?
The "Weight Transfer Worksheet"
gives you the answers quickly and easily.
We sell QA1
Motorsport Shock Absorbers. We build and re-valve specifically for your
application. Spherical bearing mounts, or "stock" mounts (as pictured
opposite). QA1 double adjustable, seperate compression and rebound adjusters, now
available. Truly excellent valving for racing and road performance and
We'll work with you on your race car shock
absorber development, whatever brand you are using.
We can dyno and report on any shocks
you are using. Just the knowledge of what the shock valving is like is worth the
exercise. For adjustable shocks, we can give you some suggested settings and match
the shocks side to side.
Coil Overs - Production Racing,
Club Motorsport, Performance Road Car......
We can supply full conversions.
Road or Race Shocks...
Speedway, HQ Holden, Saloon Car Challenge, Historic Racing, etc.. As Pedders Authorised
Dealers, we can supply your requirements for Pedders categories. No matter what your
brand, have us graph and match your shocks. Then we could re-check them
periodically, to confirm they are still within spec.
Lever Shocks for Historic Cars...
Lever race shock re-valving and dynoing. Lever shock dyno force velocity graphs are
used to fine adjust the valves. We have designed valving that provides something
like twice the control of a new standard lever shock, and similar to valving for a good
Springs & Anti-roll bars
You'll Need Springs...
A huge range of coil overs are available straight out of the catalogue. For
springs located as per the original production car we can design and supply made to order,
or out of the catalogue for specific models. We also specialise in the design and
supply of single leaf springs.
You'll Need Anti-Roll Bars...
Your anti-roll bars have a spring rate in roll, just like your springs. We
can help you work out how much your anti-roll bars contribute to roll resistance.
Huge catalogue of performance road car bars. For racing and road high performance,
we have many anti-roll bars already designed and tested. Contact us with your
Analyse Suspension Geometry
For weight transfer issues eg calculating springs and anti-roll
bars we'll use the Weight Transfer Worksheet.
For analysing suspension geometry we use Susprog 3D ie roll centres, camber
curves, scrub etc. Roll steer, bump steer, anti-dive and anti-squat.
Corner weight scaling, ride height adjustment.
4 wheel wheel alignment
Bump steer adjustment, and much more.
Assistance with baseline set-up to balance the car.
Data collection and analysis to optimise/get the tyres working.
Test programming and planning. Data logging with our loggers or help with yours.
If you'd like to discuss any of your requirements for your
race or road car, please contact us at Racing Car Technology, Batemans Bay.