Spax is the one British Company still manufacturing shock absorbers in England that was working with British Classic Car manufacturers in the 1960's. Our engineers got under the skin of some of the most iconic vehicles on the road to ensure that we could provide our customers with adjustable, upgrade, dampers which greatly inprove the handling and roadholding of their cars, instantly improving their driving experience.
All our dampers are still designed and hand-built, to meticulous standards, in Oxfordshire, England. Everything is built, by our craftsmen, with strict quality control at every stage in manufacture. Our catalogue has thousands of telescopic dampers, coilover and spring kits, specifically designed for the listed cars - every car / component combination has been road tested prior to inclusion in our compatibility guide.
We have a proud history and racing pedigree stretching back over 60 years, having been one of the pioneers in the industry many other companies have tried to copy our successful designs but none can match the attention to detail and experience supplied by Spax with every damper!
We don’t rely on offshore supply chains, all the dampers we produce are manufactured in Britain allowing us to maintain quality and be flexible - reliably quoting a 7 day lead time. Importantly, we have NO minimum order quantity and NO requirement for you to hold stock. Whatever your damper requirements, Spax can promptly deliver!
A network of experienced, talented and innovative dealers and workshops around the world employ Spax to ensure that customers cars perform to the best possible standards.
Our range includes catalogued items proven to upgrade suspension performance in a huge variety of cars, old and new. Choose to fit our proven "swap-out" shock absorbers or from three ranges of suspension coilover upgrade kits or lowering spring sets.
We have a library of Articles and Adverts achieved at Spax H.Q. Our suspension upgrade products have been in demand for years, the Spax Brand known and trusted worldwide since the 1960's
The Spax adverts on the left date from 1991, the article in Hot Car Magazine - extolling the virtue of our adjustable shcoks - from 1971, and the Max Power "Best Suspension" Award from 1996. When buying Spax products you benefit from years of tried and trusted experience, proven designs that have been developed and improved upon year on year - which other damper manufacturer can offer more?
Unlike some of our competitors we have our own factory, in Bicester, manufacturing to exacting TuV standards. We don't sub-contract our production from overseas and can offer industry leading one week production leadtimes. Quality inspectors monitor every stage of the production process. Spax motorsport dampers are manufactured to meticulous standards to produce winning performance straight from the box.
Spax lowering springs will reduce the roll on your car and improve handling whilst lowering it to look cooler! All our springs are made from Chrome Silicon Steel which is lighter and prevents sagging and still provides the best possible corosion resistance.
Most Spax Springs are progressively wound to offer a softer ride a low speeds and stiffer when you need it at higher velocity! The reduced suspension travel caused by lowering requires a stiffer spring rate which is why quality is so important, all ours are made in Europe to the toughest TuV standards.
Whether it's a damper designed specifically from our TrakSpax range, or supplied off the shelf from our catalogue, Spax dampers are all on-car adjustable to provide tuned suspension set-up. It doesn't matter if you use Spax on the road or the track, the quality, performance, roadholding and driver confidence will all be upgraded from original equipment. Drivers can tune handling and suspension response to the prevailing conditions and their driving style.
Our TrakSpax bespoke racing dampers are double adjustable, offering 100% independent adjustment of rebound and bump to perfectly set the exact response demanded for speicif track and driver combinations!
Our lowering springs will reduce roll and provide improved handling, but springs alone are not the answer if you are looking to significantly improve your suspension. Springs absorb much of the intital shock but dampers control the "bump and rebound" forces. A matched combination of Springs and Upgraded, Adjustable, Dampers will transform the look and performance of your car.
Spax offer three types of suspension kit;
Spax provide an exceptional price / performance package for replacement shocks and upgrade suspension kits (e.g. Lever Arm Conversions) and we specialise in solutions for Classics so you'll be likely to find the "swap-out" upgrade for the cars you work on in our catalogue. Our 28 stage adjustable, Krypton gas pressurised, dampers offer users the ability to tune suspension for optimum car configuration / conditions / driving style combination. Gas pressurising minimises damper fade, provides a broader performance envelope & increased low speed response and feel. Suspension set-up can then be quickly and easily adapted to suit changing circumstances and set to feel "just right" for an individual driver. Being on-car adjustable also provides instant wear compensation to offset age related performance degradation that would otherwise demand immediate replacement of other makes. Call Spax on 01869 244 771 to discover more about the perfect dampers to fit all the cars you restore!
Our Compatibility and UK List Price Guide (prices in pounds sterling including VAT) is available here
Choose our catalogued "OE swap-out" shocks to improve the Classics you're currently working on
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Spax patented on car adjustable shock absorbers and have been supplying upgraded suspension to Manufacturers, Race Teams, Restorers and Enthusiasts since the 1960's. Our global network of OEM's, dealers and specialist mechanics supply on-car adjustable dampers to upgrade original equipment and help accurately tune suspension, allowing our customers to drive with increased confidence on the roads, and win on the track. Spax dampers are all designed and hand-built, to meticulous standards, by our loyal and experienced workforce in Oxfordshire, England. We take pride in the fact that everything we manufacture is made by our own craftsmen, with stringent quality checks at every stage of manufacture.
On the track it's winning that counts. There's nothing like the feeling when you've pulled out all the stops to beat your previous best and it's all the sweeter when you're in front of the competition. We help our customers realise their dream season after season, and we look forward to supplying your track competition dampers to improve your personal bests
We are proud to be manufacturing in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Our loyal workforce have been with us for years, honing their skills to design and hand-build the best dampers available for a most competitive price. We don't rely on offshore supply chains and we don't sub-contract manufacture, we can guarantee integrity, and quality, of supply
We can supply dampers to your specifications, please take a look at our Custom Shocks website for further information