Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Springs, shock absorbers, swaybars,
Brakes, Wheels and Tyres

Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 4:51 pm

Hi guys,

As some of you already know I am currently in the development process of some "next level" (thanks BBB) coilovers for the BL/BP chassis.

A little bit about the company -
Shockworks provides custom damper tuning for road and race cars. Shockworks also consults to vehicle manufacturers, tuning vehicle suspension for both high performance and passenger vehicles, including small volume concept vehicles. Fully equipped damper tuning workshop, including full dyno report and data. “On track” race team support during practice days. As with our partner Techracing we also have many years testing suspension systems and new technology components and perform ride and handling testing at proving grounds and race tracks to meet and exceed target vehicle attributes. Shockworks can advise and support OEM damper manufacturers on how to improve valve design, warranty issues, production line repeatability and consult for ride tuning sessions with vehicle manufacturers.

Our experience and technology gives us unique tools and expertise to solve your road vehicle ride and handling issues. And incidentally, we have a lot of road vehicle experience. Shockworks has consulted for several prominent vehicle and shockabsorber manufacturers, tuning their chassis for both high performance driving and passenger vehicles, including small volume concept vehicles.
But that’s not the only experience we have. Prior to starting Shockworks Pty Ltd, Brett O’Brien, our Technical Director, spent 15 years in the OEM automotive industry. He was a damper tuning specialist at Delphi Automotive Systems, and global driver trainer for chassis engineering staff. Also consulting to Prodrive Automotive Technologies Asia Pacific for various chassis related projects.
Brett has developed and tuned standard and electronically controlled suspensions on all types of vehicles from small cars such as the Suzuki Swift to sports and luxury cars. This includes local vehicles such as FPV and HSV. He has tuned cars for most of the major manufacturers either working for the company or as a Tier 1 supplier. Brett has also tuned Armoured Land Rover Discovery for Government diplomats and concept vehicles like the FR-1 for the Automotive centre of excellence in Melbourne. He still supports car manufacturers in Asia and Australia so understand current chassis and tuning trends.

A little bit about what I'm doing with them -
I'm acting as a dealer and assisting R&D. My Liberty is used as a tuning model, on the street and on the track to develop an end product that is better than KW V3, Ohlins DFV, MCA Red and certainly better than any Japanese brand that can be bought off the shelf (they are much too harsh for our roads).
My car will undergo hours and hours of testing through the bumpy roads of Monbulk with Chris & myself testing, then another weekend at Winton with myself driving to achieve the best damping possible. The same is happening with my Golf GTI and we did the same thing with my AE86. I managed to shave 4 seconds off my lap time at Winton with the new Shockworks setup vs the original TRD coilovers I had.

What I want to find out is how many people would be interested in this kit? I'm after a realistic EOI so I know how many kits I should make for the first production run. So far I have 4 people confirmed, with numerous people expressing verbal interest. I would love to avoid ordering 10 sets and have 6 sets sitting in my garage for 12 months.

I'm selling these kits at $2000 inc GST, and ETA for completion is currently aimed at August.

Happy to answer any questions here, PM or via any other way you can contact me.
Attachments
1601014_10200988964804601_5846344593279105126_n.jpg
1601014_10200988964804601_5846344593279105126_n.jpg (70.77 KiB) Viewed 6327 times
10273990_10200988965044607_7295510347768020024_n.jpg
10273990_10200988965044607_7295510347768020024_n.jpg (73.04 KiB) Viewed 6327 times
10329187_10200988963524569_2399048528839519884_n.jpg
10329187_10200988963524569_2399048528839519884_n.jpg (65.65 KiB) Viewed 6327 times
Last edited by owen on Tue May 06, 2014 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 4:56 pm

This is what we're testing on the BRZ86 at the moment with very impressive results last weekend at Winton. 1'39 (new BRZ86 record) on a completely stock GT86 with Shockworks coilovers and BBK. Disregard the caliper and hat colours as they are prototypes.
Attachments
10252058_10201002251856769_5211315249938399152_n.jpg
10252058_10201002251856769_5211315249938399152_n.jpg (82.92 KiB) Viewed 6325 times
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 5:00 pm

Pink line represents Drummond Motor Sport dampers that was used as a sample.

Blue and green represent Shockworks dampers during tuning. Personally I'd rather be spending that extra 3 grand on other things.
Attachments
10308344_10200988964004581_7652783609803898315_n.jpg
10308344_10200988964004581_7652783609803898315_n.jpg (69.23 KiB) Viewed 6324 times
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 5:33 pm

A video of day to day in Australia
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=760941420613210

A video of BMW stunt car testing, pay attention to stabilty during jumps and handbrake turns
http://youtu.be/b_k6cS8ttps

A video of Brett setting up Indigo Genesis Race Team in Korea, pay attention to stability during big bumps down the main straight.
http://youtu.be/GZ-KLZ3Se-s
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue May 06, 2014 6:14 pm

I'm IN! ;)

Love local development and know-how with local support, backed by an industry giant: best of both worlds...
User avatar
bigBADbenny
 
Posts: 8247
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Location: Collingwood, Melbourne
Car: MY07 GT-B 6MT OBP Wagon
Real name: Ben Richards
Profile URL: http://tinyurl.com/agvbzop

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby Kekotic » Tue May 06, 2014 6:18 pm

Looking forward to getting my set Owen. Thanks for setting all this up, these coilovers are going to be amazing! And for that price you would be stupid not to buy them!
User avatar
Kekotic
-stickered-
 
Posts: 6436
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:46 pm
Car: MY07 Liberty GT Spec.B
Real name: Kieran
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=13066

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby dja » Tue May 06, 2014 6:46 pm

Those are some big claims.
Look forward to seeing the coilovers real world.
User avatar
dja
 
Posts: 374
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:43 pm
Location: Wollongong NSW
Car: Many
Real name: Dan
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22837

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 6:52 pm

dja wrote:Those are some big claims.
Look forward to seeing the coilovers real world.


I know it sounds too good to be true. I was skeptical at best when they were installed into my AE86. I refused to believe a local startup company could develop a product far superior to TRD.

I already have real world experience with them, and seen enormous lap time differences (multiple examples here in Australia and with the Genesis racing team) hence I'm not afraid to make these claims.
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby jaydece » Tue May 06, 2014 7:20 pm

Goodluck Owen with this development and research.....really keen to see the final product(s) and see what it brings to the table for the liberty group.

So far all the information discussed sounds pretty good and hoping the results and further testing will take it that much further! Keep us posted and updated :D

Chin up and focus.....your almost there! :wink: bring it on shock works! :bb:
JZN~TME

** Our Turbo Lag Gives Those v8's A Chance **

past - MY07 Liberty TBSTI 6SPD Sedan
265kw atw on P100
290kw atw on E85(fuel pump limited)


present - MY16 Audi S3 S-tronic Sedan (His)
present - MY17 VW Tiguan 162 R line (Hers)

Future - Only time will tell....
User avatar
jaydece
 
Posts: 1618
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:21 pm
Location: VIC, Berwick 3806
Car: Audi S3 8V 2016 6SPD DSG
Real name: Justin
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11864

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby xyz » Tue May 06, 2014 7:50 pm

Interested
User avatar
xyz
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:59 pm
Location: Melbourne
Car: 08 GTB
Real name: George

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 7:53 pm

xyz wrote:Interested


Noted. Long time no see George :)
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue May 06, 2014 8:46 pm

I understand Shockworks has quite a different approach to damping and spring rates.
Could you elaborate, and give us an insight into the CV of the man behind Shockworks, that ultimately led to this strategy?
User avatar
bigBADbenny
 
Posts: 8247
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Location: Collingwood, Melbourne
Car: MY07 GT-B 6MT OBP Wagon
Real name: Ben Richards
Profile URL: http://tinyurl.com/agvbzop

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 8:54 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:I understand Shockworks has quite a different approach to damping and spring rates.
Could you elaborate, and give us an insight into the CV of the man behind Shockworks, that ultimately led to this strategy?


The general approach is softer spring rates, more damping and smaller/no sway bars. This formula mixed with their custom valve coding (which is too complicated for me to even begin to understand) gives the car grip never felt before.

This exercise was recently demonstrated at Korea Speedway where the race teams laughed at Brett's instructions to lower spring rates. Team managers and drivers just wanted stiff, no movement, rigid as possible. That's why in the video I posted there was a Genesis with no livery. Brett set that one up and lapped 2 secs faster than the race team drivers. They stopped laughing and started listening pretty quickly after that.
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby owen » Tue May 06, 2014 9:01 pm

BBB, I would need your pimpmachine for minor tweaks to adjust for extra wagon weight. Please get some decent tyres fitted by then :)
User avatar
owen
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: Eastern Creek
Car: VAB STi // VARIS 86
Real name: Owen
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17407

Re: Shockworks Coilovers & BBK

Postby Bezzza » Tue May 06, 2014 9:35 pm

Big claims indeed and I'm definitly interested.

Sounds like the company knows there stuff in regards to shocks!
August should give me enough time to save my golden dollars too :)

Questions:
Camber adjustable fronts?
Adjustable damping?
Height difference achieved?
Wagon vs Sedan available?
(Did see you will possibly be testing for wagon in this thread)
mod -> tune -> drive -> get bored -> repeat...
User avatar
Bezzza
 
Posts: 721
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:08 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Car: MY08 tb STi Wagon, 5AT
Real name: Ian
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17319

Next

Return to Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests