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Spax Shock Absorbers

SPAX has been making suspension for the past 50 years, we are one of the best known manufacturers in the world. SPAX were the first company to produce on car adjustable dampers and patent the idea.

Manufacturing has been in Jersey, West Midlands, London and in the 1990’s it was moved to Formula 1 country in Oxfordshire. By the 1970’s SPAX was the market leader in performance road car suspension in the and by the mid1980’s SPAX was the market leader in suspension for racing and rallying also. In the early 1990’s export orders started to grow worldwide.

SPAX are heavily involved with racing at all levels and supplied the land speed record car, Thrust 2. So successful was this project that Thrust SSC chose SPAX to break the land speed record at 771 M.P.H. (1.231 Km/H).

In 2001, SPAX became one of only a handful of British manufacturers to be granted the German TUV seal of approval for quality – A tribute to all the hard work put in the factory.

SPAX has recently been appointed the official and sole supplier to Cooper for the Mini Cooper Challenge race series.

Quality Control

Because Spax have their own factory with latest kanban techniques, quality can be assured at ever stage.16 quality inspectors monitor every stage of the production process.

Every SPAX manufactured unit is tested on a computer controlled Dynamometer to certify quality and performance. All SPAX manufactured dampers are powder coated and oven baked to guarantee “second to none” quality of finish.

Each SPAX manufactured damper is hand built to the same meticulous standards as the motorsport dampers to produce winning performance straight from the box.

European components are used to ensure top quality, performance and reliability.
Every SPAX product is backed up with a 2 year warranty giving peace of mind (excludes motorsport products)

Product Range 

CKK Lever Action Conversion Kits

A kit that will transform the handling of a classic car.

If your classic car had lever arm dampers fitted as standard and if you are serious about wanting to modernise and transform the handling characteristics of your car, you will need a SPAX CKX telescopic conversion kit. The telescopic dampers can be easily adjusted for bump and rebound stiffness, in seconds, with no dismantling. Controlling the damper stiffness allows you to alter the suspension set up to perfectly suit your style of driving. The result is more driver confidence and this means more enjoyment!

Some suspension kits may give your car a sportier ride.

SPAX CKX Suspension Kits deliver SO MUCH MORE

SPAX Gas Pressurised Ride Height Adjustable Dampers

Totally Adjustable Handling

If you are serious about wanting to modernise and transform the handling characteristics of your car, you will need suspension with dampers that can be easily adjusted for ride height and stiffness, in seconds, with no dismantling. Controlling the damper stiffness and adjusting the ride height allows you to alter the suspension set up to perfectly suit your style of driving. The result is more driver confidence and this means more enjoyment!

Some dampers may give your car a sportier ride.

SPAX adjustable stiffness dampers deliver SO MUCH MORE

Custom Built Handling

  • On car, 28 stage Bump & Rebound damping adjustment for precise suspension tuning.
  • Krypton Gas Pressurised for Ultimate Performance
  • Dyno Tested to ensure quality, performance and consistency
  • Epoxy powder coated for dsuperb finish and long life

The new range of dampers has been developed for customers who require custom dampers for special or non standard applications.

The KSX range has over 8000 potential part numbers in its range, the probability is we have a damper for you. The basic principle of the KSX range is to allow you, the customer, to create your own specification of damper. We provide options a standardised range of damper bodies, bumpstops and end fixings.

Each damper is individually hand built to your chosen specification

All dampers are on car adjustable. The adjustment changes damping stiffness via a body mounted adjuster knob. The adjustment changes both the bump and rebound forces in unison. The range of adjustment allows the damper to work in most car applications.

All dampers are powder coated ensuring great cosmetic looks and excellent corrosion resistance.

Totally Adjustable Handling

PERFORMANCE - SPAX adjustable ride height and stiffness dampers are 28 stage on-car adjustable. The dampers are adjustable in both bump and rebound stiffness, giving ultimate adjustability and performance tuning. SPAX engineers have developed these dampers to produce maximum comfort, control and handling. SPAX adjustable dampers are pressurised with Krypton gas. This produces not only superior low speed ride quality, but also high speed performance that is ultra stable, fade free and therefore significantly improved. The result is maximum comfort when you need it or maximum performance when you want it. SPAX adjustable dampers are ideal for all road applications and for track day use, because they have a wide range of on car adjustment with no dismantling. Transform your car’s handling from “Sunday Drive” to “Track Day” in about a minute!

QUALITY - SPAX adjustable dampers are designed and manufactured to the strictest German TüV quality standards, using the latest technologies and methods. Each and every SPAX adjustable damper is fully Dyno Tested to ensure you get 100% performance, 100% quality, 100% guaranteed. All SPAX adjustable dampers are Epoxy Powder coated and oven cured for second to none looks and extra long life.

SAFETY - Dampers are safety critical parts of your car that can save your life. Optimal handling results in better driver control and shorter stopping distances and this leads to a safer and more enjoyable drive.

VALUE - SPAXS massive buying power, commitment to value and “Factory Direct” pricing allows you to buy this premium product at second to none value. 100% quality, 100% guaranteed. All SPAX adjustable dampers are Epoxy Powder coated and oven cured for second to none looks and extra long life.

Adjustable Handling


If you are serious about wanting to modernise and transform the handling characteristics of your car, you will need suspension with dampers that can be easily adjusted for stiffness, in seconds, with no dismantling. Controlling the damper stiffness allows you to alter the suspension set up to perfectly suit your style of driving. The result is more driver confidence and this means more enjoyment! 28 Point Adjustment – true on car bump and rebound control.

Some dampers may give your car a sportier ride.

SPAX adjustable stiffness dampers deliver SO MUCH MORE

  • CSX-     Individually Hand Built & Calibrated
  • Fully Rebuildable by SPAX Technicians
  • On car, 28 stage Bump & Rebound damping adjustment for precise suspension tuning.
  • Krypton Gas Pressurised for Ultimate Performance
  • Dyno Tested to ensure quality, performance and consistency

The CSX damper range is specifically designed for the Clasic and Custom/Kit car user.

The CSX range has over 5000 potential part numbers in its range. The basic principle of the CSX range is to allow the customer (you) to create your own specification of damper from a standardised range of damper bodies and end fixings.

The CSX damper has a CNC machined body with integral external thread for the use of adjustable spring platforms. CSX dampers have adjustable damping stiffness via a body mounted adjuster knob. The adjustment alters both the bump and rebound forces in unison. The damping characteristics have been specially designed to be ideal for fast road and competition use.

The adjustable spring platform allows easy ride height and corner weight setting. This is done without removing the damper from the vehicle.

Each damper is individually hand built and tested on our in-house factory Dynamometer Test Machine. This assures quality, performance and consistency.

Each damper is epoxy powder coated assuring superb long life of finish.

The CSX range has been designed so it can be serviced, re-valved and repaired if required. This allows a long and economic damper life.

So Why Spax?

1. Everybody at Spax are mad … about performance!. All of the team that works at SPAX are all confirmed petrol heads, whether they are into racing, classics, modified cars or even bikes, everyone is passionate in one way or another and the products and company reflect this.

2. Spax only make performance suspension for cars, that’s all, they don’t make parts for ships, buses or shopping trolleys, which means that their existence depends upon how well their suspension products perform on your car.

 3. Spax test every kit meticulously before it is launched. SPAX are not just a manufacturer. All of the suspension kits developed are tested on the cars they were developed for before they  start to sell them. In addition, Spax test every damper on a computer dyno before it leaves the factory.

4. All of Spax suspension comes from theU.K.The parts are sourced in mainlandEurope. We do not import from Africa,Indiaor any other well known car producing region!

5. Spax are located right in the heart of Formula 1 country. This helps Spax ensure that the  best designed and produced components go in to your suspension.

6. Spax powder coat all products. This is the longest lasting coating available for suspension today.

7. Spax spring kits are made of Chrome Silicone, the same as formula 1 and world rally championship vehicles use.

8. Spax have a wealth of design experience (50 years making suspension) as well as practical performance experience (thousands of race wins, world land speed record holders).

9. Spax are constantly looking for ways to improve the product. A SPAX product bought today is completely re-designed compared with one bought years ago. You don’t always see the improvements, but they are always happening.

10. Finally, Spax are German TUV approved. This is possibly the toughest type approval anywhere in the world. It means you get the safest, best produced.

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