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.

A traditional, deflected-disc damper only offers two force-velocity curves for tuning. The ZR2 dampers offer six tuning curves for the front, four at the rear. For the driver, this translates to greater confidence and control in a wider range of driving experiences.

Mark Dickens
Executive Director, Performance Variants, Performance Parts and Motorsports Engineering, Chevrolet

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.

No more technicians, no more dynos to sort the characteristics, because it is all defined by a mathematical equation that fully predicts the response: give us what damper curve you want, and we’ll give you a spool!

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.