Nov 012012
PERRIN FR-S Build for SEMA 2012

So how does a SEMA car come together? The first thing is coming up with a design for the car, then trying to execute the idea so the car comes out the way you had envisioned it. Execution is the tough part because it involves many people and other companies suppling part. Add to that, most all the parts going on the car end up being brand new parts that may not be ready until the last moment. That is […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on November 1, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Project Builds Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
May 012012
Spring Rate 101 by H&R Springs

Spring Rate 101 by Roland Graef. Suspension customers shopping for aftermarket springs will sometimes resort to shopping for springs by spring rate. While the rate of the spring is a measure of spring performance, it is not the only influence of vehicle performance and handling, especially when the chassis is lowered.  There are many factors that come into play when it comes to suspension tuning. When does a higher rate spring feel softer than a lower rate spring and a lower […Continue Reading…]

Apr 202012
Bumpstops are Not Bumpstops Anymore

Micro Cellular Jounce Bumper. by Roland Graef. Attention – calling all bumpstops.Well, we call them bumpstops because we always have. It is what we are used to calling them. But in the age of specialized tech-talk they are “bumpstops” no more; now they are micro-cellular progressive jounce bumpers. – What? … That was a double decafe Mocha, skinny, no whip! “The song, “Head out on the Highway, look’in for adventure” keeps ringing in my head. Where was I, oh yeah, trying […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on April 20, 2012 Suspension Part Design &Tech Tagged with: , , , ,