From our origins Spax has had a tremendous affinity with Jaguar. XK-120 & XK-140 drivers were the first to benefit from adjustable Spax dampers which were immediately adopted to improve handling and roadholding.
When the E-Type was launched, almost from day one customers chose fit Spax as upgrades to OE and this tradition has continued right up to the present, further down this page we show a small selection of the thousands of Spax equipped Jaguars on the road today, many professional restorers utilise our dampers and there are plenty of examples of Concours vehicles shod with "G" shocks, starting with the ubiquitous G841 and, nowadays with our latest developed fixed and adjustable springseat designs.
It took 5 years for Jaguar Engineers to develop their first generation Jaguar IRS, which firmly established the marque's reputation for suspension sophistication, combining as it did smooth ride with excellent roadholding and low levels of noise, vibration, and harshness. Spax engineers immediately further improved the independently sprung wheels, which were damped by employing four coilover spring and damper units, attached to the crossbeam, by making adjustable damping performance units available in order that quick and easy race set-up could be achieved. The IRS design employed smaller springs to save space and Spax, with our exceptional stroke to closed length ratio, was ideally suited to squeeze the maximum performance from the new suspesnion architecture.
Our range includes catalogued items proven to upgrade suspension performance in a range of jags, from the XK-120 to the XJ12. Choose to fit our proven "swap-out" shock absorbers and discover the difference to handling and performance available
Twyford Motors have documented a remarkable restoration of a beautiful XK-140. You can discover the whole story by clicking on the pictures above. Naturally, for the ultimate XK-140 makeover they chose Spax Dampers to ensure this car will handle every bit as good as it looks!
There is a reason why so many Jaguars have Spax Yellow Dampers as part of their suspension and we're proud to acknowledge that it's because our shocks have been chosen by customers over more than 60 years as they seek the perfect set-up for their pride and joy. 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 dampers are manufactured to meticulous standards to produce winning performance straight from the box.
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.
Taking your car onto the track? For serious racing Spax have an unmatched pedigree, if you are looking to be sure footed and need to rely on the best set-up for your car then our Double Adjustable TrakSpax offer fantastic performance and excellent value for money, we'll ask for your Corner Weights and Spring Rates and then valve the dampers to provide a range of damping response to enable you to perfectly set up for track and driver.
We know just how much of an improvement drivers notice once Spax Adjustables have been fitted, the car will drive, stop, corner & handle better than ever! The real pleasure is when customers let us know how happy they are with the demonstrable difference they've experienced, and we can point you in the direction of many documented examples of cars which have been restored and then improved, by the most meticulous mechanics, with the specification of Spax adjustables
We're proud to provide an exceptional price / performance package for replacement, on-car adjustable, shocks which can be tuned to provide optimum car / driver / contitions / driving style configuration. 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.
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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