All MCS damper kits are built to order so expect an estimated 2-4 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.
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 Internal Double Adjustable (18 adj, Rebound, 15 adj. Compression) Monotube Struts
- 2 Rear MCS Internal Double Adjustable (18 adj, Rebound, 15 adj. Compression) 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.
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
- Vorshlag E82/E9x 60mm Rear Ride Height Adjusters
- Vorshlag's GT package is 450 #/in Front / 800 #/in Rear
Vorshlag's GTS package is 600 #/in Front / 900 #/in Rear
- We stock Hyperco 7" (front) springs in 350, 450, 550 and 600 #/in rates, other rates can be special ordered.
Rear Shock Mounting: :The E9x/E8x Non-M cars have a "Pin to Pin" style rear shock while MCS's are a "Pin to Eye". MCS has done this for a reason, "pin to pin" shocks are prone to failure, while a "pin to eye" shock improves strength and allows for better suspension articulation. All of this means that in order to install these shocks in the rear of your Non-M E9X/E8X car, you are going to need a few extra components. One of these two options shown below needs to be selected for proper installation.
The first option is the use of a MCS's lower clevis mount, shown above. This mount bolts to your OEM Non-M lower arms which in turn allows for the rear shock to be mounted correctly. These bolt into the lower arms and convert that stock "pin" end to an "eye" style, which is more like most shocks. This still has a "pin" upper shaft.
The next option is to upgrade your car to M3 / 1M lower control arms, shown above. Vorshlag has assembled all the pieces you need to convert your E9x/E8x Non-M to M3/1M spec (but its a real PITA to get the dozens of pieces, and we don't mind if you go find these on your own!) The advantages to converting to M3 lower arms are 3-fold. The M3 arms are aluminum and much lighter, they have better camber adjustment, and they have the correct provision for the MCS "eye" lower shock mounting.
Rear Shock Mounts: For the E9x M3 and 1M you have a few options for rear shock mounts. First option is to modify your OEM upper shock mount by drilling it to the correct size for the MCS shock. This can be tough to do without proper tools. The other option is a rear shock mount from Powerflex which already has the correct insert for aftermarket shocks, and has the added benefit of getting rid of the soft rubber OEM piece. THESE SHOCK MOUNTS CAN BE FOUND HERE
There is also an option to convert the top pin to an eye, then use the ping-eye clevis adapter shown below.
This is an expensive option that has some downsides - we would rather discuss with you before letting you just pick that eye-to-clevis upper option.
SIGNATURE DELIVERY : Orders over $2400 require signature delivery. Please plan on that when ordering.