£5,320.00 + VAT
The Tractive Suspension – ACE system can run in super compliant supple ride and the moment a sharp or positive action is input whether steering, acceleration or deceleration the damper reacts. Going from full hard to full soft or vice versa in less than 10 milli sec. (Less than 1/100th sec). Its simply unbelievable and for a road and track or just fast road user transforms the car.
The R-ACE system allows on the fly adjustment. Should the track surface change mid race or track session, if your tyres go off mid race or the balance change you can adjust the balance and settings via the remote control.
As with all our Caterham Suspension, we have personally developed and used this active suspension before releasing it to our customers.
It’s a little odd to say this is Plug n Play for a car part but with the Active Suspension taking care of everything this really is an all-round suspension system that will adapt to the driving conditions and driving style.
Our R-ACE kit is exactly the same as the ACE kit but with remote reservoirs for the gas compartment. With the inclusion of the DDA valve, there is simply not the space to run this damper with separated oil and gas at this length.
I have made changes via the remote control nearly every time I have used the dampers and on each occasion, I have felt the change but can 100% say that the suspension has then adapted itself and I have not once felt under or oversteer. (I did once when set to full hard on the DDA – Dynamic Damping Adjustment – experience some oversteer at the very limit of grip in a high-speed corner. Nearing 1.7g the rear broke loose but the damping simply controlled everything along with some steering input. I did not even lift off the throttle.
The TracTive Suspension – R-ACE system can run in super compliant supple ride and the moment a sharp or positive action is input whether steering, acceleration or deceleration the damper reacts. Going from full hard to full soft or vice versa in less than 10 milli sec. (Less than 1/100th sec). It’s simply unbelievable and for a road and track or just fast road user transforms the car. Adjustment can be made to the ride front and rear separately, roll and dive/squat all from the comfort of the drivers seat – whilst on the move if needed.
The R-ACE system offering additional adjustment, wider range and ability to fine tune the car settings due to the presence of high and low speed compression adjustment on the remote canisters.
This is not just some techy type gadget. It really does do what it says on the box!
We specify the correct weight spring for your car and use. Should a helper spring be required for your use an additional £200.00 charge is applicable.
TracTive Road-Track ACE technology (Activity Controlled Electronic) creates the ability to have multiple set-ups ranging from compliant for low grip situations to maximum controlled for sporting events. These settings can be available to the driver with one touch of a button and can be pre-set to 5 memory positions.
Motion of the vehicle is measured using the internal sensors of the control unit. From the motion of the vehicle, the required damping per individual corner is determined and set. The corresponding response time is 6-10ms. In this time of 6-10ms, the damper stiffness can be set fully proportional from full stiff to full soft.
R-ACE takes advantage of the full functionality of the ACE technology. On top of the TracTive ACE technology, conventional compression high- and low-speed adjusters are added. Using these compression adjusters, it’s possible to fine-tune the damper characteristics. R-ACE, as the name suggests, is best suited for race applications.
The compression adjusters can be located in remote reservoirs, piggyback reservoirs or even inline reservoirs.