Blog - Custom Suspension

9 February 2015

Toyota 86 Owners Club Tech Night at Heasman Steering


Following the success of the HSV Owners Club tech night (see here), we prepared another technical night, this time for the popular new Toyota 86. Again, our workshop was full of eager 86 owners, and in true Heasmans fashion we showed them the ins and outs of making a good car even better!


Not often will you find such a large aftermarket support base for a new car, but already being such an iconic platform, the Toyot…

8 December 2014

Keep it factory!

Keep it factory! Some manufacturers offer a factory-fitted sports suspension upgrade, but it’s not always an upgrade for the better. This Aston Martin owner found it was the case, unhappy with the ‘upgraded’ ride comfort. What did he do? He contacted Heasmans, the official Australian Bilstein distributor. Many manufacturers trust the famous Bilstein brand to supply original equipment for the quality and attention to detail and performance they pr…

4 December 2014

Torsion Bar Tuning

The owner of this Porsche came to us, because after getting his vehicle fully restored it was driving worse than before!


The steering felt terrible, the car felt very unstable and it was pulling to the left quite dramatically. We looked at the alignment, and while it wasn’t perfect, it certainly wasn’t the reason the car was behaving the way it was. So the next thing we looked into was the torsion bar set up on this car, as b…

15 October 2014

Testing the WTAC S14 at Wakefield

With WORLD TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE fast approaching and only a few sleeps left; yesterday we finally got out to Wakefield Park Raceway for some private testing of our Heasman Steering Nissan S14 Silvia.


Previously in earlier stages of testing we have had some bad luck with an engine failure after a valve train mishap. So this time round in lue of  WORLD TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE, we had Abe’s Motors put together for a us a new e…

20 September 2014

HSV Owners Club Tech Night at Heasman Steering

The HSV Owners Club were in a very special treat as we opened up the doors for a technical night to show them the literal ups and downs of suspension tuning, as well as what suspension services we can provide for them at Heasmans.


With a race-prepped HSV amongst the various pieces of eye candy on display in the workshop, over the course of the evening we showed the various elements of suspension tuning. The aim was to sho…

15 August 2014

Factory, made better.

Selfie Maserati MC Stradale – Factory, made better.
In a modern day where ‘off the showroom floor’ just doesn’t cut it anymore, we have begun to steer their new and regular customers into functional enhancements which can be tailored to an individual whilst keeping the factory value of a new car high, and more so in this case a brand new Maserati Grand Trismo MC Stradale.

After huge new car cost, luxury car tax and a goo…