New Product Interest Check - SCCA LEGAL BWR Penske Double Adjustable shocks
Every now and then, we get interest in SCCA legal version of our Penskes. To be legal in SCCA street classes you have to run the stock springs AND run the perches at the stock height.
We've been doing class-winning Penskes since 2006 or so. The problem is the standard Body is too big to fit the narrow stock springs. Additionally, special drop-perches are required to hit the stock ride-height. Most people don't care and rightfully so.
However, I've been working with Penske on a narrower body version to maybe do a special run of double adjustable dampers with Canisters for folks that want to play at the pointy-end and be SCCA legal.
A couple of notes:
1. These will have our latest A street / SS valving that is optimized to run with limited stock spring rate and make maximum use of our stiff front bar to make the car rail through transitions and plant the inside rear on corner exit. This is proven valving to work with LSS springs(the best choice) If you are wondering about track-pack, they are variable-rate and awful, just do a search....
2. The Valving will have enough range to be used with race springs later for whatever you want to do.
3. They will be better than stock ride on the street.
4. Larger diameter spring seats will be available if you want to use with more common size springs such as 2" or 2.25"
5. Given that these will be custom machined and have canisters & hoses, chassis mounts, and special machining they will likely be more expensive than our current double adjustable Penske, but hopefully not too much.
Now the the Elise is in A-Street and the Exige 220/240 is in SS, there is an opportunity for these cars to be winners in true, arrive and drive fashion.
In order for this to be cost-effective, I am looking to do a "group buy". Not a huge savings(see point 5 above), but the reduce the custom machining cost to manageable levels for everyone participating.
Please note your interest below and how serious the interest is.
Attached is a reference pic. Shocks will appear a bit different, but the concept is the same.....