Adjustable damping is a secret weapon in tuning your suspension. When moving away from the manufacturers original suspension design with harder, shorter springs you will understandably require different damping forces. But what happens when you then remove weight from the car or require a dual-purpose machine, say for the occasional track day or hill- climb and the morning commute?
This is where adjustable damping comes in. The road surface and speed carried on track requires a different damping force to control the suspension movement. In very basic terms, by twisting the adjustment wheel you are opening or closing a valve. This makes it easier or harder for the damper rod to move through the shock absorber fluid, damping the forces with a greater or lesser effect.
Modern cars can adapt damping electronically, at the push of a button too. BILSTEIN are instrumental in the design of several of these systems for the big manufacturers. This puts BILSTEIN at a significant advantage when developing new adaptive damping solutions for their cars too.
Modern dampers can be adjusted electronically, offering multiple settings at the push of a button!
The Clubsport coil-overs feature 2-way adjustment; blue for bump, and red for rebound