Video: RideTech Offers The Ultimate Musclecar Shock Absorber

Have you been trying to find a shock absorber for your car that can not only deliver a great ride, but adapt to the harsh abuse of racing? We just heard about a complete shock absorber system from Ridetech, that can do just that.

Ridetech shock absorber

This image shows two active coilovers, the controller, sensors, and wiring.

Instead of using a magnetorheological fluid like you’ll find in the Chevrolet Corvette, RideTech has developed a shock absorbing system that operates in a similar fashion, but uses normal fluid with a high pressure, quick reacting bypass solenoid that’s set for 100-percent pressure, then bleeds off appropriately in mere milliseconds. According to the RideTech website, Instinct Shock Absorbers electronically adjust from luxury-car comfortable to super-car aggressive in mere milliseconds.

What You Get

  • Four electronic RideTech coilover shock absorbers with remote reservoirs
  • DSC Sport electronic control module
  • Sensors: including three-way G-load sensor, TPS, brake pressure, and VSS
  • Wiring harness and sub-harnesses
  • Comfort/Performance mode select switch
  • RideTech custom Instinct calibration
  • Tuning software and technical support
Instinct adaptive technology is easy to install and includes a custom calibration which can be fine-tuned with laptop to suit your specific vehicle dynamics and driving style. In most instances, however, Instinct will adapt instinctively to vehicle dynamics in real time such that calibration revisions may be unnecessary.

How does this system react instinctively? Stay tuned for an in-depth article in the near future, but in a nutshell, the RideTech Instinct system uses a fast-processing ECM that analyzes and adjusts dampening forces based on real-time inputs from a three-way G-load sensor, brake pressure, vehicle speed, and throttle position sensors. All four shocks work as a unit, and adjust within milliseconds to keep your car sure-footed during any driving scenario.

To learn more about this new musclecar technology, check out RideTech, and you can call to set an appointment for consultation. Be prepared to provide specific vehicle details such as corner weight, shock installed height, tire selection, suspension details, and intended usage.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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