Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released details of its damper upgrade for Renault’s latest Clio range-toppers, the RS and RS Cup. The Mk IV Clio, with its sophisticated rear suspension design and balanced chassis, will benefit from the B8 damper package, according to Bilstein, with enhanced dynamic abilities working in harmony with either the OEM springs or any quality aftermarket offerings. The suspension supplier’s B14 kits, meanwhile, offer OEM levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with a significant improvement in handling, Bilstein claims
Following finishes in tenth in its 2013 debut appearance, and fifth last year, suspension supplier Bilstein and the Aston Martin Racing works team are to partner again at the 43rd edition of the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (14-17 May 2015). The blue and yellow Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will be equipped with the new Bilstein four-way MDS motorsport suspension. Bilstein will also appear with partner, Black Falcon, and the Subaru works team.
Bilstein’s Modular Damping System (or MDS) is designed to be a comprehensive solution for all manner of competition machines. Many applications are available, in both coilovers and struts for many popular road race and cup class vehicles.
As the name suggests, the system consists of modular components, which means it can be built in a wide array of configurations to suit any competition chassis. The types of connections range from standard uniball-bearing to pin connections and through to all manner of fork alternatives. In the strut variant, the outer tube is available with a clamp or a bracket. Each unit can be dimensioned and configured to each team or builder’s precise request.
The First Line Group (FLG) has launched the latest version of its steering & suspension catalogue. The 7g edition covers applications for both car and light commercial vehicles. FLG calls the 1,551-page publication “more than just a catalogue,” with a buyers guide and thousands of part numbers for hundreds of applications included. A leading steering […]
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released an OEM replacement for the non-turbocharged Porsche 997. The replacement part maintains the character and comfort of the original car, integrating with the factory PASM system. Bilstein’s B4 damper package helps to significantly enhance the dynamic abilities of an older 997, working in harmony with either the OEM springs or any quality aftermarket parts.
According to research carried out for Kwik-Fit, as many as one in eight motorists claim the steering on their car pulls to one side or the other. If the ICM Research survey of 2,024 adults is representative of the wider British motoring public, this means that almost one million drivers are experiencing significant steering pull.
Bilstein has released details of a range of adjustable damper upgrade for BMW’s E92 M3. The German firm, which has many solutions for this platform, now offers full plug and play compatibility with the factory EDC system, keeping full functionality with the factory switchgear. The EDC-compatible unit is based on the Bilstein B6 unit and […]
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein says that shock absorber damage remains “underestimated”, and suggests that the change of season gives European drivers the ideal opportunity to inspect the state of their car’s suspension. Technical inspection organisations in Germany, like TÜV Süd, work on the assumption that up to 15 per cent of all vehicles have defective shock […]
Tuning parts supplier JMS has launched its 2014 Mercedes Tuning & Styling catalogue. Coinciding with the start of the new season, the catalogue includes: aerodynamic parts, car alarm systems exhaust systems, spacers, suspension kits, chiptuning, speedpedal, strut braces, headlights, taillights, spacers, windstops, floor mats and sport seats within its 48 pages. JMS says the catalogue […]
On 6 January, six U.S. International Trade Commission commissioners unanimously voted not to revoke the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain off-the-road tyres produced in China. The ITC says the decision was taken to retain the orders as their repeal “would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.”
Hankook has won an SUV original equipment fitment deal with BMW. The tyre manufacturer will supply a newly developed SUV version of its flagship ultra high performance tyre, the Ventus S1 evo2, to the third generation X5. Hankook plans to launch the tyre, which will be manufactured mainly at its Hungarian facility, on replacement markets in spring 2014.
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released an extensive range of damper upgrades for the Honda NSX. Bilstein’s range of B6 Sport units are available to fit both 3.0 and 3.2 litre 24v variants in manual, automatic, coupe and convertible guises.
Since the start of August Dr. Ralf Cramer has been headquartered in Shanghai as head of Continental China. Replacing him as chairman of the Management Board for the Chassis & Safety division is Frank Jourdan, who has also joined Continental’s Executive Board. Jourdan’s appointment to the board was confirmed at Continental’s Supervisory Board meeting on 25 September, together with the renewal of Dr. Elmar Degenhart’s tenure as Executive Board chairman for a further five years.
Winter is a dangerous time to be on the roads even for the most experienced of drivers. However, TTC, the truck and trailer component distribution arm of the Unipart Group, says it has the essential winter products and tips to help you stay safe. The company advises that, before you drive, you should ensure that you have the essential winter products in case you get caught in the snow. Some of the products that TTC offer include: high visibility jackets, rock salt, and traditional brown rock salt for winter de-icing, heavy duty snow shovels – both small and large, salt bins in 110ltr and 130ltr sizes and snow chains.