aFe Power is proud to introduce another addition to the aFe Control suspension line: Featherlight Single Adjustable Coilovers for the 2014-2015 BMW M3/M4 (F80/82/83). Developed on the track and refined for the street, both ride height and damping are easily adjustable allowing for fine tuning your BMW’s stance and ride quality! The mono-tube construction utilizes a floating piston to separate the oil and nitrogen gas. This allows for predictable handling and a consistent feel, optimized for street and track use. The 24 distinct settings on the front and rear shocks accommodate for a comfortable street feel, all the way up to track settings.
• Fully ride height and damping adjustable with 24 distinct settings on the front and rear • Lightweight Hard Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum bodies, yield high strength, while still maintaining a lightweight design • Inverted mono tube front strut features 36mm Hard Chromed shaft and capable of high braking and cornering loads • Mono Tube Construction utilizes an internal floating piston to separate oil and gas, allowing for more predictable handling, and a consistent feel • 6061-T6 aluminum rear ride height adjuster with performance springs
The front coilovers features an inverted mono tube design which places the damping adjuster on the bottom of the shock, allowing for quick easy adjustment. 36mm high strength hard chromed strut shafts house the double digressive valving and are capable of high braking and cornering loads, translating into less bind and a smoother operation
In the rear, CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum ride height adjusters are employed maintaining the factory spring location for quiet operation and strength. The rear shocks feature the CIRC (Concentric Integrated Remote Canister) system that more than triples the gas volume over a standard coilover resulting in consistent operation over a wide temperature range and throughout the stroke.
The aFe team had a great weekend as we headed up the California coast to put the aFe 2015 Mustang GT through its paces at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway. The goal to push the new aFe CONTROL Coilovers and Sway Bars in the track environment and test their performance. We also took the opportunity to test the aFe prototype Magnum Force Stage 2 Air Intake System.
We are pleased to report the aFe Mustang performed flawlessly, and the improved handling abilities provided by the aFe CONTROL Adjustable Coilovers and Sway Bars allowed us to put down a record lap time of 1:43.9 with our own driver, a very quick time that takes this mildly modified Mustang GT into a lap time of vehicles costing triple or more, and including besting previous cars like the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR.
Here is a CAD rendering of the 2015 Mustang Coilover along with the Sway Bar
Image of the aFe CONTROL 2015 Mustang GT Adjustable Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit (Part #440-301001N)
All of these products installed are prototypes, and will be launched soon. In addition to the suspension upgrades and intake, we also are in development on Headers, Cat-Back and a full 3" Exhaust which will continue to add horsepower.
Take a ride on this record setting lap in the aFe CONTROL Mustang here:
Here is an additional run from early in the weekend putting the Mustang through it's paces: