We believe in education based on facts. Truthfully, 'sporty' cars are designed to create a 'brand experience,' whether German brand P, Japanese brand L, or others.
None give you an advantage for putting up with the harsh ride. When you learn about 'The 3 Keys to Ride Harmony' you can ask questions before you buy, whether a new car or aftermarket components.
We encourage you to be wary of advertising - TV, commercials, magazines, sponsorships. You need to evaluate a product based on sound principles, which is part of our educational approach. Much of what we've learned in the real-world about optimizing ride and handling comes from 'decoding' what the factory did then making changes that give you real improvements.
We can hear some racers thinking: 'I don't care about ride, I just want to win!' Guess what: your tires care! Those narrow rubbery balloons will only be at their best if the suspension treats them with respect. For a race car driven at its limits, we absolutely must apply the '3 Keys to Ride Harmony' first, then we integrate a second set of principles we call 'The 3 Secrets of Race Synergy.'
You must be even more careful if you buy aftermarket parts, which either focus on being cheap (and poor quality) or expensive (and over-hyped). Neither will satisfy or last. Simply paying more for 'knobs' and a name doesn't guarantee a better result, just a lighter wallet. Every aftermarket product we've 'decoded' falls short of our FCM Elite solutions.
Thinking long-term? Most shocks are not serviceable. Those that are usually have short rebuild cycles and many fail in short order. For nearly 20 years using Bilstein technology, we've proven it's possible to "have your cake and eat it, too." You'll savor a smooth and capable suspension that's long-lasting and rebuildable if the need arises. Otherwise, just turn the key and enjoy!
Next Steps FAQ
All Elite builds are tailored to your needs and required a min non-refundable 50% deposit. Please watch this video to learn about general Elite cost structure and features.
Check out our informative 'How Shocks Work' series, hear Elite testimonials and get deeper into ride and handling.
A new version is in the works, but this will give you an idea of some history and our growth from 2006 to now!
Help us help you by sharing your experience and desires for a smoother ride, or better handling without harshness.
Please read about the uniqueness of being Elite, or explore our Elite Design Q&A. Then submit an Elite Inquiry form or ring the shop. We typically respond within 24 hours. To request a shop visit or demo ride, please contact us first.