Keep it factory! Some manufacturers offer a factory-fitted sports suspension upgrade, but it’s not always an upgrade for the better. This Aston Martin owner found it was the case, unhappy with the ‘upgraded’ ride comfort. What did he do? He contacted Heasmans, the official Australian Bilstein distributor. Many manufacturers trust the famous Bilstein brand to
The owner of this Porsche came to us, because after getting his vehicle fully restored it was driving worse than before! The steering felt terrible, the car felt very unstable and it was pulling to the left quite dramatically. We looked at the alignment, and while it wasn’t perfect, it certainly wasn’t the reason
Driver safety is first and foremost for any good race team so the decision was made to install an on-board fire suppression system. The system is plumbed through the car with nozzles in the cabin and engine bay. While the system comes with a small weight penalty over a traditional extinguisher it will
The HSV Owners Club were in a very special treat as we opened up the doors for a technical night to show them the literal ups and downs of suspension tuning, as well as what suspension services we can provide for them at Heasmans. With a race-prepped HSV amongst the various pieces of eye
What’s the difference between an off the shelf item, and a one off custom order? Where is it built? How is it built? These questions are often asked by enthusiasts around the world, and right here in Australia we’ve decided to showcase just one of the more interesting and insightful projects we’ve taken on. In this
Finish work at 11pm on Friday night. Tow car home. Wake up at 5am. Tow car to track. Drink a coffee. Get car off trailer, scrutineer, sign on, find race numbers because I left them at work. Fuel. Drivers briefing. Put zen sticker on new bonnet. put race shoes on. Get in car. Strap in.
– Words: Ryan Lewis. Photos: Kory Leung. Ask any race driver who is worth their salt and they’ll tell you the same thing: what happens on race day is only a fraction of the full story. Whether your car is a fresh build or a seasoned veteran, there is a process to adhere to before every
– Words: Ryan Lewis. Photos: MJ Digital. If you lined up the crème de la crème of Japanese performance cars past and present, the R35 would come out on top in every test. It’s the most supreme example of Nissan’s engineering prowess, and the flag bearer for Japan at the elite end of supercar territory.