Ohlins Road and Track Coilover suspension kits – all models
£1,555.00 – £3,315.00
The Ohlins Road & Track kit has been designed with DFV technology (Dual Flow Valve), to give a ride smooth enough be used on the road whilst retaining the ability to offer competent performance on the track. Ohlins have decades of experience in building high end performance dampers and the road and track kits have been developed to bring some of that technology to the road at a reasonable cost.
The damping rate on the Ohlins Road & Track units is fully adjustable and ties compression and rebound together as a matched setting. In 95% of cases the Ohlins dampers will suit the customers needs straight from the box, although further assistance can be provided if required.
The DVF Technology Advantage
Compression Flow: Figure 1 & 2
At low shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the shaft jet bleed (lower dotted arrow). At higher shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the compression ports in the piston (upper dotted arrow). At very high shaft speeds, or during sudden shaft accelerations, oil can also escape through the compression ports in the DFV, increasing comfort.
(Rebound flow) At low shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the shaft jet bleed (lower dotted arrow). At higher shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the rebound ports in the piston (upper dotted arrow). At very high shaft speeds, or during sudden shaft accelerations, oil can also escape through the rebound ports in the DFV, maintaining tyre contact with the road.
Vehicle – no DFV: Figure 3
Without DFV the oil can not flow through the piston quickly enough on the rebound stroke after hitting a bump, so the tyre is not able to stay in contact with the road. This results in a harsh and jarring ride quality which many coilover brands are known for.
Vehicle – DFV technique: Figure 4
The DFV valve opens, letting the oil flow quicker through the piston on the rebound stroke after hitting a bump, enabling the tyre to stay in contact with the road.
Thermal expansion: Figure 5
These kits all work well ‘out of the box’, but there’s still plenty of adjustment for you to set things your way. Too much low speed rebound damping can have an adverse effect on grip, so the easily accessible adjuster at the base of the Öhlins units allows small, but positive increments of fine tuning, so you can take into account every single parameter. Just a few clicks either way from factory settings will soon have your car responding precisely to your inputs and driving style.
Perfection in performance has been the Öhlins way since 1976. They have achieved this through an obsession with detail and quality. Every part of the manufacturing process sets new standards for the automotive industry, whether it’s material choice, design, manufacture or even a small detail like packaging. Only when it is perfect can it leave the factory. The new R&T range finally puts Öhlins incredibly high standards of research, development and manufacture within the reach of the discerning enthusiast. This range is pure Öhlins, but the good news is – you won’t need a race team budget to afford it.
Öhlins have supplied many of the top teams in motorsport, but also thousands of genuine enthusiasts. They only manufacture to one quality and every new client is as important as the last. In their view, the relationship doesn’t end with that initial sale. They see their role as providing support and back up thereafter, for as long as the client needs it. That way all Öhlins units are fully serviceable and adjustable, making sure that they give faithful and dynamic service for years to come. The fully trained and approved service centers can make your old Öhlins units perform like new and even make changes in damper characteristics to suit your set-up preferences. Remember that the road and track range was born out of their motorsport programme, where the impossible has to be made possible, so you can expect the same level of care and attention to detail on the R&T rang