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:

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Highly configurable for a wide range of applications.

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Highly repeatable and consistent damping characteristics with enhanced damper tunability.

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

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

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High temperature insensitivity.

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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.