Suspension Selection and Installation
Whether daily driving or at the track, beginning of any proper setup comes from an intelligent selection of components and working with a vendor that makes sense for your vehicle and application. We work with Bilstein, Ohlins, AST, Moton, Ground Control, KW and others and can suggest and install the right setup for your car based on what’s available. Are you just looking to lower your car while still maintaining good comfort on the street? We can help you select the right suspension package to accomplish that and we can work with the budget you provide. If you’re looking to go further we can take the time to inspect your vehicle and either adjust what you already have, or order a new setup. We start by determining the ideal shock length that will provide acceptable compression and droop travel for your application. Some off the shelf suspension kits will just not provide the appropriate dampening or travel for highly modified cars, that’s where an experienced technician is needed. We can also help with spring rate selection and shock valving to match those spring rates. We can also help you select a sway bar package that will work well with the shock and spring package you select. Give us an opportunity to checkout your vehicle and get you started with the right package or adjust what you have until you’re satisfied.
Once we’ve settled on a package, we make sure to install it professionally and get everything setup correctly. Sometimes we find that different aftermarket components just don’t play well together and some clever adjustments are needed. That's where we shine. We utilize our in house lathe pretty frequently to create custom spacers and sleeves to make different components work with each other.
Utilizing our racing background to bring race car performance to our customers daily drivers, or track weekend cars, is one of our specialties. By using cutting edge alignment equipment and extremely accurate laser alignment systems from Hunter Engineering we can get accurate alignments to tighter tolerances than our competitors. We can align your car to your own camber, caster, toe, and ride height specifications. Or we can set your car up based on the specifications we have perfected over the years to dial in our own race cars. While we specialize in european cars we have touched just about every make over the years and can align just about anything with 4 wheels. Every alignment we do is personalized to the drivers specifications, whether you want to change the characteristics of the car from understeer to oversteer or want to give us your latest tire temperature chart and let us adjust your camber using your data, we will do whatever it takes to get the most out of your car. Whether you’re looking for a complete competition setup or just need a 4 wheel alignment in the Orange County area, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have.
Corner Balancing | Corner Weighting
No competition car is really setup properly unless it has been corner balanced as well as aligned. We do this with the driver in the car (or a driver’s weight equivalent) ensuring that our setup is representative of how the car will be during competition. We use our precision wireless Longacre scales to weigh the car while it is on our perfectly level alignment rack. This ensures that uneven surfaces are not giving us inaccurate measurements. Achieving an accurate corner balance and alignment can be a tedious and time consuming process as each change in alignment changes the corner balance and visa versa. Our patience pays off and we think you’ll agree when you drive your car on track after a proper suspension setup including corner weighting and alignment from Lang Racing Development in Irvine.
We recommend that a car be corner balanced whenever weight has been significantly shifted around or removed from a competition car or after any alignment or suspension change. We encourage you to give us a call and get a personalized consultation on your needs. We maintain the most knowledgeable and detail oriented staff in Orange County to assure your corner balance is done perfectly. We aren’t satisfied until you are.
And don't forget, if you're looking for help choosing the right competition suspension for your BMW or Porsche we have a huge selection of AST, HotBits, and Moton suspension kits available on our store and we can help you design the perfect setup for your needs.