Performance Suspension Parts Explained

Performance Suspension Parts Explained

If you're a Performance car enthusiast, then you know how important your car's suspension is to achieving optimal handling, balance and ultimate performance. Your car's suspension system controls how the car feels and behaves as well as how quickly it can corner and how much traction it can achieve when accelerating.

Pedders partners with motorsport teams and categories including the Supercars Championship to develop bespoke motorsport components. We apply the same principals of design and engineering to our street car products to take your ride to the next level in handling and performance.

In this guide, we’ll discuss what are the common Performance suspension parts and how they effect a vehicle's handling characteristics. 

Performance Lowering Springs

A common performance enhancement is lowered Coil Springs which not only enhance the visual appeal of the vehicle by providing a more aggressive stance, but also provide a boost in handling performance. 

Pedders SportsRyder high performance coil springs feature precisely tuned spring rates and are manufactured from the highest quality raw materials. With Pedders SportsRyder Coil Springs, the vehicle's handling is substantially improved by reducing body roll and enhancing tyre adhesion – without causing harshness.

How it works: Lowering springs lower the centre of gravity of your vehicle and feature high performance spring rates, reducing body roll and giving the car a more aggressive feel. 

Performance Shock Absorbers

To achieve optimal handling when lowering a vehicle's suspension, it is recommend that the standard shock absorbers are replaced with performance items which are designed with a shorter length.

Pedders Performance Shock Absorbers feature finely tuned valving for precise handling and ride control and include heavy-duty construction engineered for performance driving. Our Performance Shock Absorbers are Nitrogen Gas charged and offer unrivalled ride control. 

How it works: Performance shocks feature a shorter stroke designed to match lowered springs and retuned valving to enhance body control. Generally this gives the car a firmer setup. 

Performance Coilover Kits

Performance Coilover Kits are a complete Shock Absorber and Coil Spring assembly which is fully height adjustable with the added benefit of multi-position damping settings. This allows the driver to tailor their suspension to suit their driving style and achieve their ideal ride heights. 

Pedders offer a range of eXtreme XA Adjustable Coilover kits for many popular performance vehicles. Our coilovers feature motorsport coil springs, a fully-threaded monotube body, and completely tunable damping with 30 positions of adjustment, so the driver can dial in the suspension between soft and hard. 

The eXtreme XA Coilover range is our ultimate performance suspension product and designed for ultimate handling performance and tuning.  

How it works: Coilover kits are a complete shock and spring replacement and provides more setup adjustability allowing the driver to fine tune their handling feel. This is similar to what motorsport vehicles use.

Other Performance Suspension Parts

The Pedders range of performance suspension parts also includes the following products: 

  • Suspension Bushes
  • Sway Bars 
  • Sway Bar Links & Mounts 
  • CV Drive Shafts 

Pedders also offer a range of performance brake products such as our eXtreme Big Brake Kit, Slotted Brake Rotors and Kevlar Ceramic Brake Pads.

Set My Vehicle

You will see parts and services that are suited to your vehicle