Springs and Shocks work hand in hand when lowering a vehicle
Monroe’s highly successful GT Sport range of lowered shock absorbers and King Springs clearly define the intrinsic link between these two vitally important parts of a vehicle’s suspension.
Each Monroe GT Sport product is specifically tuned to suit the matching King Springs product to deliver low slung good looks without sacrificing ride comfort towing capability and road handling.
According to Monroe’s engineers, GT Sport is specifically tuned to a firmer, heavier spring design, which also requires the valving to be altered accordingly.
The valving of the shock has been modified to provide a softer compression stroke to minimise suspension harshness. On rebound, oil flow has been restricted to enable the shock absorber to better control the spring. To further enhance the effectiveness of the Monroe GT Sport shock absorber, it uses the same specifically formulated low-fade oil which can also be found in Monroe’s popular GT Gas product worldwide.
When compared with Original Equipment springs and shocks, the Monroe GT Sport shock absorber and King Springs combination can drop a vehicle an average of 25-30mm when fitted with a low spring, and 40-50mm when fitted with a super low spring.
The length of the shock absorber plays no part in the lowering of the car – it all comes down to the size of the spring, but for optimum steering, braking andÂ handling response and smooth ride control, the shock absorber must compliment the design of the spring. Combining the advanced GT Sport shock absorbers with King Springs ensures that the best outcome is achieved by both.