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The Origins of SPAX
SPAX has been
making suspension for the past 50 years, we are one of the best known
manufacturers in the world. Named after aSomerset village called Spaxton.
were the first company to produce on-car adjustable dampers and patented the
Manufacturing has been in Jersey, West Midlands, London and in the 1990’s it was moved to Formula 1 country
By the 1970’s SPAX was the market leader in performance road
car suspension in the UK.
By the mid 1980’s SPAX was
the market leader in suspension for racing and rallying also. In the early
1990’s export orders started to grow worldwide.
SPAX are heavily involved with
racing at all levels and supplied the land speed record car, Thrust 2. So
successful was this project that Thrust SSC chose SPAX to break the land
speed record at 771 M.P.H. (1.231 Km/H).
In late 1999 SPAX was sold to
new owners. A new factory with modern systems was introduced at a cost of close
to £1 million and the production facility was transformed into a world class
In 2001, SPAX became one of only a handful of British
manufacturers to be granted the German TUV seal of approval for quality –
A tribute to all the hard work put in the factory.
SPAX has recently been
appointed the official and sole supplier to Cooper for the Mini Cooper
Challenge race series.
We control quality
because we have our own factory with latest kanban techniques. 16 quality
inspectors monitor every stage of the production process
manufactured unit is tested on a computer controlled Dynamometer to certify
quality and performance
All SPAX manufactured dampers are
powder coated and oven baked to guarantee “second to none” quality of
Each SPAX manufactured damper is hand built to the same meticulous
standards as our motorsport dampers to produce winning performance straight from
European components are used to ensure top quality, performance
Every SPAX product is backed up with a 2 year warranty giving
peace of mind (excludes motorsport products)
At 771 mph, you need a
quality product you can trust. That is why THRUST SSC chose SPAX to break the
Land Speed Record and the Sound Barrier.
10 Reasons to Buy
We are all mad……..about performance!. All of the team that works at SPAX are all
confirmed petrolheads, whether they are into racing, classics, modified cars or
even bikes, everyone is passionate in one way or another and our products and
company reflect this.
2. We only make performance suspension for cars,
that’s all, we don’t make parts for ships, buses or shopping trolleys, which
means that our existence depends upon how well our suspension products perform
on your car.
3. We test every kit meticulously before it is launched.
SPAX are not just a manufacturer. All of the suspension kits we develop are
tested on the cars they were developed for before we start to sell them. In
addition, we test every damper on a computer dyno before it leaves the
4. All of our suspension comes from the U.K.
Our parts are sourced in mainland Europe. We do
not import from Africa, India or any other well-known
5. We are located right in the heart of Formula 1
country. This helps us make sure that we can get the best designed and produced
components locally, that all go in to your suspension.
6. We powder coat
our products. This is the longest lasting coating available for suspension
7. Our spring kits are made of Chrome Silicone, the same as
formula 1 and world rally championship vehicles use.
8. We have a wealth
of design experience (50 years making suspension) as well as practical
performance experience (thousands of race wins, world land speed record
9. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the product. A
SPAX product bought today is completely re-designed compared with one bought
years ago. You don’t always see the improvements, but they are always
10. Finally, we are German TUV approved. This is possibly the
toughest type approval anywhere in the world. It means you get the safest, best
produced product available.