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coilovers vs springs

By Todd Schafer on April 6, 2014

The suspension is a crucial part of every vehicle that has to be decided on with care if you truly want to optimize your vehicle’s performance.  The wrong suspension, or a badly installed one, can tear a car apart and make the hard work you went through tuning everything else for naught.  There are a lot of different types of suspensions parts out there, but today we’re going to focus on the difference between coilovers and lowering springs.

coiloversA coilover is a shock absorber encircled with a coil spring that is installed and replaced together.  It’s basically an all-in-one package of the traditional spring and shock combination that cars come stock with.  Springs, or Lowering Springs as they are often called, are shorter and replace the cars original springs resulting [...]

Megan Racing Headquarters

By Todd Schafer on Feb 5, 2014

Megan Racing started in 2001 and has been fighting the status quo since day one.  The company has focused on trying to provide quality automotive parts at affordable prices, but has had to work through many challenges to get to where it stands today.  Despite these trials, the company has come a long way to make a name for itself in a competitive performance auto parts industry in just over a decade.

Finding a manufacturing source that make high quality parts at a low cost was the first challenge Megan Racing faced when it tried to get into the market.  Aftermarket Auto parts aren’t cheap to make to begin with, and quality materials are often difficult to come by.  However, Megan Racing was started by motor sports enthusiasts who knew that you either race with the best or not at all.  After searching for quite a while, the [...]

Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Coilovers

If you own a Germany made car you probably have heard of Bilstein.  Bilstein is a high end manufacturer of shock absorbers and coilover systems used on BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche vehicles.  Their reputation as a quality aftermarket performance suspension company has garnered them fame and a loyal consumer base worldwide.  What you might not know is how they became so popular.  This article will detail the humble beginnings of August Bilstein beginnings in Germany to the global mega company Bilstein has become.

Bilstein was started back in 1873 by August BilsteiAugust Bilsteinn, who grew the company out of the Westphalia region of Germany.  During its early years the company made metal window fittings that were sold under its old name AUBI, which were the first two initials of August’s first and last name.

The company quickly became known internationally for its quality products and slowly [...]

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