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ISC Coilovers

ISC coilovers allow for greater control of your suspension setup. If you're looking for a replacement or upgrade over your current suspension, ISC has you covered. Their products are great for someone looking for performance and visual enhancements along with a great amount of adjustability. The N1 coilovers are more suited for the performance oriented driver because it allows for more overall suspension adjustability. The N1 coilovers come standard with pillow ball upper mounts, adjustable camber plates, and a thrust bearing kit. ISC also offers the N1 Basic kit, which come with standard top plates instead, for people looking for no-frills coilovers. These may be more suited for drivers who are looking for a better look, and are not looking for aggressive stance or track performance. Most ISC coilover applications will have the ability to adjust the ride height by three inches or more. The preload is separate from ride height, so however low you decide to set your coilovers at, the ride will stay the same. ISC offers three different valving options to suit all sorts of customers' driving types; street comfort, street sport, and track race.
ISC N1 Basic Street Sport Series
The ISC N1 Basic was made to simplify the product and eliminate any feature that may not be used in your average street car which is not going for track performance, or aggressive stance. The N1 Basic coilovers come standard with standard top plates. This set is specifically valved for street sport, which is perfectly suited for spirited driving on the streets.
Valving Option:Street Comfort
Front Spring:135mm / 10kg
Rear Spring:115mm / 9kg
Front Pillowball:Pillowball w/ Camber Plates
Rear Pillowball:Basic w/ Top Plates, No Camber Plates

Valving Option:Street Sport
Front Spring:135mm / 10kg
Rear Spring:115mm / 9kg
Front Pillowball:Pillowball w/ Camber Plates
Rear Pillowball:Basic w/ Top Plates, No Camber Plates
ISC N1 Basic Track Coilovers Series
The ISC N1 Basic was made to simplify the product and eliminate any feature that may not be used in your average street car which is not going for track performance, or aggressive stance. The N1 Basic coilovers come standard with standard top plates. Keep in mind this set is valved for track/race and may result in harshness when used for street driving.
Valving Option:Track Race
Front Spring:140mm / 12kg
Rear Spring:115mm / 9kg
Front Pillowball:Pillowball w/ Camber Plates
Rear Pillowball:Basic w/ Top Plates, No Camber Plates

Smart Racing Products Alignment Tools

Using SmartStrings along with the SmartCamber Gauge, developed by Craig Watkins, former chief engineer for Flying Lizard Motorsports, you can now perform a full four-wheel alignment precisely and quickly; at home, in the shop, or at the race track!

Powerflex Polyurethane Suspension Bushings

Pelican is pleased to now offer Powerflex polyurethane suspension bushings. These bushings are a great alternative to factory rubber bushings which are more prone to wear, resulting in poor tracking and handling. What are the benefits to using polyurethane over rubber? Prolonged tire life, improved performance, better handling and they are more cost-effective than OEM bushings. Suspension bushings are some of the most highly stressed components fitted to a motor car. They undergo enormous strains in the most arduous of conditions with no maintenance or lubrication. The material they are manufactured from is a rubber compound containing natural products which deteriorate with age. It becomes softer and more pliable, resisting the forces placed on it less and less. Therefore allowing more and more movement of suspension components and offering less and less control over the suspension geometry. This in turn causes accelerated tire wear, braking instability and poor handling. This is the single biggest reason you can instantly tell the difference driving a three year old car compared to a showroom new one. However even new cars will benefit from Powerflex bushings because of their superior design for which they offer much more effective control of the suspension components to a much greater extent than normal rubber items. With the technological advances in this material, it has been possible to overcome the common problem associated with harder bushings, which is increased noise. By correctly engineering the polyurethane compound, bushings can be made 25-30% stiffer than new rubber items, but with exactly the same noise absorbing properties. Powerflex bushings make sense.

All Powerflex bushings include a packet of grease.

Powerflex Polyurethane Control Arm Bushings
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