Welcome to the Australian Ford Forums forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and inserts advertising. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features without post based advertising banners. Registration is simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Please Note: All new registrations go through a manual approval queue to keep spammers out. This is checked twice each day so there will be a delay before your registration is activated.

Go Back   Australian Ford Forums > Site Sponsor Forums - In Alphabetical Order > Shockworks

Shockworks Ford damper specialist located in Melbourne's S.E suburbs. Website Link

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
Ride
Stay Classy
Donating Member2
 
Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,016
Default Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Hi guys,

Been doing a bit of reading around the forums in regards to shocks and have found myself here.

I know the AU is getting on a little bit in age, however there hasn't been a coil-over setup for IRS developed ever since its release by any of the well known brands, and the response always from them is that "there isn't enough demand".

Would there be interest from Shockworks to develop a rear set for AU IRS? Or perhaps a one off cost not too prohibitive? The front is the same setup as BA so no issue there, but the rear is where it's quite badly needed.


Cheers,
Andrew.
Ride is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
2 users like this post:
Old 10-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Hi Ride,
We have been thinking about this for a while. If you can supply and old rear damper with the top mount we will start on some drawings and have a sample set made for tuning and development. The top mount in the rear is VERY soft and so would prefer to make a new top mount to give better control for small rod displacements.
Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
3 users like this post:
Old 10-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
Sox
RIP...
Donating Member2
 
Sox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 14,688
Community Builder: In recognition of those who have helped build the AFF community. - Issue reason: As recommended by Ropcher. Personifies the spirit of AFF. 
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shockworks View Post
Hi Ride,
We have been thinking about this for a while. If you can supply and old rear damper with the top mount we will start on some drawings and have a sample set made for tuning and development. The top mount in the rear is VERY soft and so would prefer to make a new top mount to give better control for small rod displacements.
Cheers
Brett
I've had a crack at re-inventing the wheel, so to speak...

Take a gander here -
http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11353903

And here -
http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11384818

There's around 10-12 out there with no complaints so far.
I've had mine on for at least 20,000k's now and all is good.

As the first thread shows, we did have a few minor hic-ups, but they've been sorted.

I haven't finalised the adjustable version in the second thread yet, time has been a bit limited lately.
__________________
.
How come that AU is still in front of us, it's so ugly...

AU's, even the poor people are throwing them out!

AU's, some loser might be interested.

Last edited by Sox; 10-04-2013 at 07:43 PM.
Sox is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 10-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
Polyal
Now with more Chrome
Donating Member2
 
Polyal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Yeppoon
Posts: 22,636
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Perhaps like other I too would be curious to know a price on a kit.
__________________
  • 2011 Citroen C4 Picasso
  • 2017 Toyota Hilux
  • 1973 ZF Ford Fairlane
Polyal is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 14-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
Ride
Stay Classy
Donating Member2
 
Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,016
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shockworks View Post
Hi Ride,
We have been thinking about this for a while. If you can supply and old rear damper with the top mount we will start on some drawings and have a sample set made for tuning and development. The top mount in the rear is VERY soft and so would prefer to make a new top mount to give better control for small rod displacements.
Cheers
Brett
Don't have any old dampers around, I can source a second hand pair from a wreckers or the like?

Mounts I have (are in very good condition), could send those down too but would like them back.

Any idea on rough price?
Ride is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 15-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

The full AU kit will be $2000 including top mounts, springs and adjustable dampers.
We would like to send the rear top mounts to the team in Korea due to the angle of the mount and will do the damper drawings in Australia. We will return the rear mounts when they finish the design and get it back to you. When you have time email me at brett.obrien@shockworks.com.au to get things started. I will be back in Australia after I finish testing the stock cars and some other teams I am supporting here.
Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 28-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
TICK4D-TAS
Club Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tas
Posts: 3,785
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Definitely interested in this one, its something on my 'to do' list for the race car.
__________________
2002 T3 TE50 Racecar
2002 T3 TS50
2010 FPV F6 Ute
2015 PX2 Ranger Wildtrak
2016 FGX XR6 Sprint
TICK4D-TAS is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 01-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
Andy XR8
AU3 Winged Windsor
 
Andy XR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 457
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

I'm also one that is very keen to get a set for my AU.
Andy XR8 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 02-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #9
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

We will get onto the AU rear as soon as we can. We have to source the rear mount and damper to measure and will send the mount to the team in Korea as the angle needs to be sorted.
We are in the middle of so many different cars that its has been difficult to get to the AU rear at the moment but we will get to it soon.

Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 02-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
TICK4D-TAS
Club Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tas
Posts: 3,785
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Hi Brett,

I have spare rear mounts at home that I can send over if you require? I don't have spare springs and shocks though.

Cheers,
Tim
__________________
2002 T3 TE50 Racecar
2002 T3 TS50
2010 FPV F6 Ute
2015 PX2 Ranger Wildtrak
2016 FGX XR6 Sprint
TICK4D-TAS is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 16-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #11
MADED-6
MADED.6
 
MADED-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Werribee
Posts: 2,689
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

I am also very keen for a set.

My brother got some in his bf xr6t and they are amazing.
I hope the news for au irs coilovers comes in soon :-)
__________________
TUFAU-8
Get Stroked.
AU Stroked 5.6L GHIA
MADED-6 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
2 users like this post:
Old 12-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #12
Andy XR8
AU3 Winged Windsor
 
Andy XR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 457
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

G'Day Guys, was hoping to hear of any updates you may have with the development of the kits for the AU.

Cheers,
Andy
Andy XR8 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 13-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #13
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Hi Andy,

We still don't have the rears made yet. Under the pump at the moment with race teams and the development for some cars which had been planned for a while so really sorry for the delays for the AU. We have the fronts sorted but the rear top mount has been the issue for us but will get something posted as soon as we have this done mate.

Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
2 users like this post:
Old 06-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #14
MADED-6
MADED.6
 
MADED-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Werribee
Posts: 2,689
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Any movement on this guy's :-).
Look forward to any news.
__________________
TUFAU-8
Get Stroked.
AU Stroked 5.6L GHIA
MADED-6 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 18-04-2014, 04:33 PM   #15
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by MADED-6 View Post
Any movement on this guy's :-).
Look forward to any news.
Hi Maded,

Sorry for the delay with the response mate. We still haven't finished the rear AU IRS dampers as we have so many programs on the go.
I will post something soon and get the AU dampers sorted as soon as we can. We are designing a new top mount for the rear to go with the shock which is taking some time.
Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 21-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #16
MADED-6
MADED.6
 
MADED-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Werribee
Posts: 2,689
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Thanks brett, I understand you guy's are busy which is great just thought I'd check in for updates :-).

Hope to hear something as soon as you can.
__________________
TUFAU-8
Get Stroked.
AU Stroked 5.6L GHIA
MADED-6 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 21-04-2014, 01:29 PM   #17
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by MADED-6 View Post
Thanks brett, I understand you guy's are busy which is great just thought I'd check in for updates :-).

Hope to hear something as soon as you can.
Yeah I'm sorry mate. I have arranged a sample rear so will get things happening in the next couple of months. Currently flat out in Korea testing a few race cars for the new season here. Not all bad though. Free tyres, brakes and track hire but the cars are so friggin loud here and my ears are still ringing from yesterday!!
Cheers
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 10-01-2015, 01:30 AM   #18
AUXR8427
Pro Street Au Ute
 
AUXR8427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Rocky QLD
Posts: 1,148
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Any progress on this?
__________________
Daily. AU XR8 s2 ute auto

Project. AU XR8 s2 sedan auto. 427 windsor, t56 magnum.
AUXR8427 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-01-2015, 09:19 AM   #19
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by blownv8au View Post
Any progress on this?
We have made rear dampers for an AU race car but using spherical bearings at the mounting points. We still need to finish dampers for the standard top mount and we will have them available in the next couple of months. Sorry for the delay with this as we have be so very busy.
Cheers
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 16-01-2015, 12:03 PM   #20
TICK4D-TAS
Club Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tas
Posts: 3,785
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shockworks View Post
We have made rear dampers for an AU race car but using spherical bearings at the mounting points. We still need to finish dampers for the standard top mount and we will have them available in the next couple of months. Sorry for the delay with this as we have be so very busy.
Cheers
What category is the race car used in?

I have been watching this thread, as I am interested in a set for my race car, but I have to make sure it stays within the rules for IPRA.
__________________
2002 T3 TE50 Racecar
2002 T3 TS50
2010 FPV F6 Ute
2015 PX2 Ranger Wildtrak
2016 FGX XR6 Sprint
TICK4D-TAS is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 16-01-2015, 12:08 PM   #21
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by TICK4D-TAS View Post
What category is the race car used in?

I have been watching this thread, as I am interested in a set for my race car, but I have to make sure it stays within the rules for IPRA.
Hi Tick4d,

It was for a customer of Ted Robinson Racing that is building the car up. Similar to our GT40 damper but had the Ford lower fork mount for the lower arm with bearing at the top mount. This is a new car build so I dont think it has been raced before.
Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 15-02-2015, 03:11 PM   #22
Ride
Stay Classy
Donating Member2
 
Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,016
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Just posting up to say that I'm still very interested and wish to see this completed
Ride is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 17-02-2015, 01:07 PM   #23
TICK4D-TAS
Club Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tas
Posts: 3,785
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ride View Post
Just posting up to say that I'm still very interested and wish to see this completed
Same here.
__________________
2002 T3 TE50 Racecar
2002 T3 TS50
2010 FPV F6 Ute
2015 PX2 Ranger Wildtrak
2016 FGX XR6 Sprint
TICK4D-TAS is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 18-02-2015, 09:39 AM   #24
Shockworks
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 287
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by TICK4D-TAS View Post
Same here.
Hi Guy's,
We will get the Au IRS dampers out as soon as we can. We are sorry for the delays as we are a two man team with development of many different cars and components.
Cheers
Brett
Shockworks is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 18-02-2015, 11:16 AM   #25
TICK4D-TAS
Club Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tas
Posts: 3,785
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

No stress on my part Brett. It's on my list, but I'm working on installing the new engine at the moment. My guess is I would be looking around June.
__________________
2002 T3 TE50 Racecar
2002 T3 TS50
2010 FPV F6 Ute
2015 PX2 Ranger Wildtrak
2016 FGX XR6 Sprint
TICK4D-TAS is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 30-03-2015, 06:52 PM   #26
Ride
Stay Classy
Donating Member2
 
Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,016
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Brett, in the interim, can you run the fronts (which are available) with standard type Koni shocks and factory TS springs? Need to replace my front Koni Yellows and don't want to pay for another set/rebuild if I'm going to go coilover anyway.
Ride is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 18-05-2015, 10:12 PM   #27
Ride
Stay Classy
Donating Member2
 
Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,016
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Bought a set of front coilovers from Brett a couple weeks ago. Fitted them just before a trip to Tassie to break them in, over 2000k's of twisties. Found the sweet spot for good street/twistie cornering at 4 clicks, otherwise leave them on max soft for Sydney's crap roads.

Looking forward to the rears when they come out.
Ride is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 23-06-2015, 07:46 PM   #28
TICK4D-TAS
Club Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tas
Posts: 3,785
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Any updates on the rears Brett?
__________________
2002 T3 TE50 Racecar
2002 T3 TS50
2010 FPV F6 Ute
2015 PX2 Ranger Wildtrak
2016 FGX XR6 Sprint
TICK4D-TAS is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 07-07-2015, 09:05 PM   #29
Ride
Stay Classy
Donating Member2
 
Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,016
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Quote:
Originally Posted by TICK4D-TAS View Post
Any updates on the rears Brett?
Echo that, Wakefield day coming up on the 24th July has reminded me.
Ride is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 12-07-2015, 08:47 PM   #30
dc_todd
Seasoned Visitor
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 278
Default Re: Coil overs to suit AU w/ IRS

Adding in too, Any updates? Going to be looking in the next few months very seriously, A good mate just got a set fitted to his BF GT, Transformed the car.
dc_todd is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 11:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Other than what is legally copyrighted by the respective owners, this site is copyright www.fordforums.com.au
Positive SSL