Optimum race car suspension components must be designed for consistent performance, an infinite fatigue life and absolute minimum weight. At Hyperco, we look at every aspect of design. Is it as light as possible? Is it the optimal design that can be produced? We continue to research and develop materials and techniques to further our product line in the areas of performance and weight savings. Through our research and development efforts, we’ve designed a collection of innovative components. They are designed, tested and manufactured with the same attention to detail that has made our other products winners on the racetrack—ensuring that these components also provide a Performance Advantage.
In racing, tire grip and low wear rate are critical for maximum performance. Unfortunately, one of the common characteristics of coil springs is that they do not naturally distribute their load evenly around the face of their end coils thus generating a lateral load. The lateral force creates a bending load in the shock absorber, significantly increasing its friction; the result is lower tire grip and increased wear. Hyperco/ICP Hydraulic Load Centering Spring Perches substantially improve performance by allowing the spring forces to remain centered on the damper and eliminate lateral loads. By precise shaping of the sealing wall of both the perch and cylinder body, the perch can freely tilt as needed to evenly distribute the load over the face of the perch. The result, a reduction of bending load on the shock absorber of up to 96% along with an enhancement in mechanical grip at the tire.
Racing teams in Formula One, CART, IRL, and Trans Am, along with Formula Atlantic, Midgets, Dirt & Pavement Late Models, Motorcycles...etc., benefit from the winning performance of the Hyperco/ICP Hydraulic Load-Centering Spring Perch components.