We have always had our G2 Bilstein/Hyperco coilover shock package, but many of our customers wanted an adjustable shock, so we went to work to make a first-class package just the way I would want it for a race car without welding new mounts in place. This is what we came up with and we did it with no compromises. There are other coilovers out there but they are full of compromises. We did our best to avoid the compromises.
We have a spherical bearing set up on our shocks in all mounting locations other than the bottom of the rear shock “Fork” mount. We did this because of the precision that the bearing offers. Precise and smooth operation that does not interfere with the shock function.
Spherical bearings are the best option for coilover mounts. Rubber mounts cause a “Trampoline” effect that must be overcome before the shock can actually work. Rubber also changes the spring rate momentarily until fully compressed. In addition, rubber causes side loads in the shock rod and will eventually damage the shaft.
All four of the C7 GT2 adjustable shocks are now an inverted design to remove as much unsprung weight as possible unlike the C5/C6 versions.
Upper mounts are billet aluminum and have a large base to spread the load on the frame of the car. We spent a complete year of on track and on street testing for durability on both the shocks and mounts without a single issue.
Adjusters are also now located at the bottom of each shock for quick and easy adjustments without raising the car to access them.