Damping Technology

Keeping the rubber on the road – or dirt.

Multimatic’s race-proven spool valve dampers are featured on select high performance production vehicles.

“(We have) the best of both worlds with Multimatic DSSV, I think it is a competitive advantage for us for sure.”

Jaclyn McQuaid
General Motors Executive Chief Engineer – Full Size Trucks

High-performance applications include:

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The ZL1 1LE is a track-focused road car that has proven its worth as spiritual successor to the (also Multimatic DSSV equipped) 2014/2015 Camaro Z/28.

“The combination of ride quality and performance provided by the DSSV dampers is simply unrivaled by any other passive unit on sale today.”

Lucas Bell
Road & Track

Whatever their configuration, DSSV’s hardware/software approach and precisely configured spool valves offer clear-cut advantages over traditional shim dampers:


Highly configurable for a wide range of applications.


Highly repeatable and consistent damping characteristics with enhanced damper tunability.


Reduced development time due to great flexibility and speed in damping characteristic selection.


Very high resistance to cavitation in valve-in-body applications.


High temperature insensitivity.


A complete vehicle dynamics solution to support damper development.

Multimatic Ride Dynamics Facility

Our damper technology has been proven in the uncompromising world of motorsports.