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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…

24 October 2014

Heasman Steering x Bilstein : World Time Attack Challenge 2014.

 

 

It’s 2am on Thursday morning. The Heasmans S14 was a midnight late addition to Tune House’s Dyno schedule. With Jim’s expert touch, the Heasman’s S14 produced maximum power (380kw) at the safest levels given it was a freshly built engine. Check out Heasmans Road to World Time Attack 2014 here.

 

We love a good battle and Sydney’s traffic didn’t disappoint. Our S14’s delayed arrival to Sydney Motorspo…

22 October 2014

The Road to WTAC ’14

 

Driver safety is first and foremost for any good race team so the decision was made to install an on-board fire suppression system.

 

The system is plumbed through the car with nozzles in the cabin and engine bay. While the system comes with a small weight penalty over a traditional extinguisher it will be much more effective in the event of a fire.

 

As we mentioned in the WORLD TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE …

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…