All MCS damper kits are built to order so expect an estimated 2-6 week build time after you order. If you chose to order online, you will be billed immediately. If you would like to call in the order (we prefer that) we process a deposit for the shocks up front, with the rest billed when they are complete.
The price includes a $300 core charge for the spindles.
Vorshlag Motorsports is an authorized Motion Control Suspension dealer. The MCS TT1 single adjustable damper is far from basic. This damper set features a full 18 settings of rebound control over a wide range, unique to each vehicle model's specific requirements. Dampers are more than just a number of adjustments and click count – the shape of the resulting curves is specifically engineered to give your car the most grip through the range of surface conditions and dynamic inputs your vehicle experiences.
A really nice feature of these ‘entry-level’ TT1 single adjustable non-remote dampers is that they are upgradeable to a reservoir type damper at any time. “We decided to design a modular damper system with interchangeable parts to make it possible to upgrade these ‘entry-level’ dampers to a 2-Way adjustable reservoir damper system down the road. Many customers will benefit from this and will be able to upgrade without the need of investing into a complete new damper set when upgrading their program,” according to Lex.
All the MCS dampers are built in the USA. They are fully rebuildable, serviceable and can be custom valved and upgraded any time here in the USA.
- Adjustment range of 18 different settings for rebound control
- Monotube design front and rear
- Nitrogen pressure is adjustable if required
- Includes standard spring hardware (springs and camber plates are not included)
- 2 Front MCS Single Adjustable (18 adj, Rebound only) Monotube Struts Integrated Into Spindles
- 2 Rear MCS Single Adjustable (18 adj, Rebound only) Monotube Shocks
- MCS Front Spring Perches for 60mm springs and your OEM upper strut mounts (removed when bought with camber plates)
Unique to Vorshlag: We include the 1.5mm allen wrench used to tighten the rebound knobs onto the adjustment shaft.
Choose the appropriate options and model alterations from the drop down menus below. These options will affect the final price as shown for each option. All optional packages and parts include significant discounts when purchased with shocks rather than buying the parts separately.
CAMBER PLATES : We highly recommend Vorshlag camber plates be used with MCS damper kits. You can easily adjust camber track side with Vorshlag camber plates. Over-sized spherical bearings are designed to withstand the rigors of street and track abuse. All components are plated for maximum corrosion resistance and long life. Please see the product entries on this website for more information about the Vorshlag camber plates and spring perches. Ordering this option includes the associated Vorshlag upper spring perches made to work with these plates, 60mm springs and MCS struts.
REAR SHOCK MOUNTS : Vorshlag's new and improved Spherical Rear Shock Mounts (RSMs) for the BMW E30/36/46 are back! Optional Rear Shock Mounts include Vorshlag Spherical design or Heavy Duty rubber E46 M3 style. We recommend the spherical RSMs for most users that see any competition use, such as autocross or track events. If the car is a daily driven vehicle only and/or the user is worried about bad roads and any additional NVH transmitted through a rear spherical mount, then choose the HD rubber style instead. Our HD rubber RSMs will be machined (by Vorshlag) to fit the 12mm diameter upper pins on the MCS rear shocks at no additional charge (BMW mounts are made for a 10mm diameter upper pin). The advantage to spherical RSMs is their ability to transmit reactions to shock forces instantly and direct - something that shows up on a shock dyno plot.
VORSHLAG RSM REINFORCEMENT KIT : Many BMW models are prone to cracks near the rear, upper shock mount bolt holes from both street/track use with higher cornering loads (and higher damper forces) as well as normal street use over extended time periods. Bolt these steel reinforcement plates on top of the rear shock tower sheet metal to strengthen this known weak area and prevent these cracks. Can be used with OEM style rubber RSMs or spherical RSMs. Can be bolted or welded in place. To install just place above the shock tower, underneath the RSM top nuts, as shown below - takes mere minutes to install. Our RSM kit can be found HERE.
SPRING RATES : While MCS provides you with the dampers only, Vorshlag offers the unique option for racers to pick their own front and rear spring rates at a reduced cost. These options will include new Hyperco or Swift springs from our recommended packages. The spring options listed include our GT package for daily driven cars, the GTS package for street cars that are also used in autocross and/or track events and the GTR package for race cars that predominantly see track use. If you would like to order custom rates not listed here, please give us a call. This can be arranged for typically no extra cost.
All Hyperco springs are measured in inch lengths and rate is in pounds of force per inch of travel (lbs/in). In order to convert the inch lengths to metric lengths, multiply the length by 25.4 (divide by 25.4 to convert from metric to inches). In order to convert lbs/in to kgf/mm, you need to divide the lbs/in number by 56. In order to convert lbs/in to Newtons/mm, you need to divide the lbs/in number by 5.7.
All Swift springs are measured in millimeter lengths and rate is in kilograms of force per millimeter of travel (kgf/mm). In order to convert the metric lengths to inch lengths, divide the length by 25.4 (multiply by 25.4 to convert from inches to metric). In order to convert kgf/mm to lbs/in, you need to multiply the kgf/mm number by 56.
- 2 Front 60mm Coilover Springs
- 2 Rear 60mm Coilover Springs
- 2 Rear Spring Alignment Platforms
- Pair of 60mm ID Rear Ride Height Adjusters - $199/pair, included in price of rear springs option
- Vorshlag's GT Package - 500 #/in Front / 550 #/in Rear
- Vorshlag's GTS Package - 550 #/in Front / 650 #/in Rear
- Vorshlag's GTR package - 600 #/in Front / 750 #/in Rear
SPINDLE CORE CHARGE : MCS rework the original spindles to build these struts. They are not an insert slipped into a cut down original strut tube, or a wet kit built inside the original strut housing. The spindles are machined and a new heavy duty housing is pressed in, then welded in place with an additional reinforcing rib that strengthens the spindle. A $300 core charge is included in the cost, which can be refunded upon receiving a serviceable pair of spindles.
OTHER CONFIGURATIONS : These can be made as rear coilovers, double adjustable, double adjustable with remotes, triple or quad adjustables, or for the E30 M3. Call us for information about other configurations.
SIGNATURE DELIVERY : Orders over $2400 require signature delivery. Please plan on that when ordering.