Öhlins TTX Coilovers (two-way adjustable damping and ride height) utilize the same dampers and technology our sister company, Ahlman Engineering, has used in IndyCar for over twenty years. Our R8 specific Ahlman Performance Stage II setup is right for you if you want to go from a serene scenic road trip with ride comfort as great as stock, to carving corners in the hills and canyons to rocketing around your favorite racetrack.
- Öhlins Racing TTX Technology
- Ahlman Performance Stage II Springs and Damping
- Balance of Road and Track - Safe Speed through:
- Greater Confidence and Connection
- Improved Steering - More Direct and Linear
- Improved Balance Consistency
- Improved Grip and Handling
- Improved Power Down
- Stock Ride Comfort with Less Harshness
- Balance of Road and Track - Safe Speed through:
- Weight Savings - 18 Pounds
- Independent Compression and Rebound Damping
- Ride Height
- Both Preset for You
- Clean Package - No Remote Reservoirs
- Warranty - 2 Year Unlimited Mile
- Ahlman Performance Unmatched Technical Support
Ahlman Performance Stage II Tune
We utilized our motorsports predictive vehicle dynamics modeling tools for a great starting point on this Gen1 Audi R8 specific Suspension System. And we signed off on this Stage II tune carving through the hills, highways and the legendary Road America for this rare balance of road and track capability and comfort.
Our Stage II Suspension allows you to be even more connected and confident in this incredible car, which provides safe performance. Being more connected to your Audi with our Öhlins TTX Suspension System means the Gen 1 R8 telegraphs its every move to you better than ever. You are now "one" with your car, the steering follows your hands as it is direct and linear with a perfect weight and feel. You will also have more confidence because our Stage II tune for the Gen 1 Audi R8 gives you more grip through the entire corner, especially the bumps. Every bump is more "rounded" with this incredible feel of control as your tires and the R8 stay firmly planted to the road and track. Finally, beyond more grip, this system will provide you with even more consistent balance through the entire corner as you rocket into, through and out of the corners.
Adjustability in a Clean Package
Highly developed damper adjuster settings for the road or track are supplied with all of Öhlins TTX Suspension Systems we sell. These Öhlins TTX dampers include a two-way adjusters that provide independent low speed compression and low speed rebound adjustment for steering and handling changes, if desired. Ahlman Performance's 25 year chassis design and development background enables us to help you make any fine tuning adjustments for your needs. (In 7 years our customers have been extremely happy with our suspension settings as delivered.)
The Öhlins TTX adjusters work extremely well in a design that one click of over 20 can be easily felt because of the Öhlins TTX solid piston design where all of the damper's flow goes through each adjuster. And the total damper force adjustment range is unmatched in the industry due to Öhlins inherent design. Four-way adjusters (added high speed compression and rebound to adjust for the bumps and curbs) are available on request.
Ahlman Performance and Öhlins TTX Suspension systems are developed to run at a ride height for the best balance of
performance, stance and usability on the road or the track. Further, the
integral reservoir design of this Öhlins TTX Suspension provides one clean
package. There are no remote reservoirs to place and secure like many
Warranty and Durability
Öhlins TTX dampers for these systems come with a two year, unlimited mile warranty against manufacturer defects. Of note, Ahlman Performance has never had an Öhlins TTX damper (well over 200 dampers) require a repair/rebuild since we started selling them in 2014. And this includes having Ford GT Öhlins TTX dampers with over 50,000 miles checked on a shock dyno to ensure they met the original specifications.
Öhlins TTX dampers are extremely durable because of Öhlins attention to durable performance and their origins with motorcycles that have a similar duty cycle to many exotic cars. In turn, Öhlins has designed very specific elements for a harsh environment along with incredible performance. For example, Öhlin's TTX damper shaft seal is of a low friction design and material yet the Öhlins "dry" seal does not lose any fluid over many years. Competitors selling "racing" type dampers often use a "wet" seal to achieve the same level of friction where the competitors dampers lose a little fluid with every stroke. The competitors wet seal in racing is OK due to the constant rebuild environment from week to week. The penalty for this wet seal approach in road cars is the need for rebuilds every year.
The Öhlins TTX dampers are fully and easily re-buildable if and when this is needed many years down the road.
Aesthetics and Craftsmanship - Dynamic Art
The Öhlins TTX Coilovers are works of art, which marry unrivaled form and function. Ahlman Performance calls this "Dynamic Art", an amazing blend of art and engineering, which is part of the larger system that makes up your incredible exotic car. The craftsmanship of this suspension, mainly of aircraft grade aluminum, has a look and feel that every piece has been hand made with unmatched attention to detail. However, the entire package is precision made for incredible consistency of form and function.
The Öhlins TTX Suspension Systems also provide unmatched refinement not normally associated with world-class performance that delivers unmatched speed. Refinement in a chassis system refers to noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) from the driver's seat. Any of our Ahlman Performance Stage II setups, teamed with the Öhlins TTX Suspension System, yields NVH that meets or exceeds the stock suspension.
Ahlman Performance Technical Support
Scott Ahlman has been a Chassis / Vehicle Dynamics Engineer for over 25 years including chassis design and development on the '05-'06 Ford GT. In addition, Ahlman was a leading vehicle dynamics engineer in ChampCar with Team Rahal, NASCAR Sprint Cup with Roush Fenway Racing and in IndyCar for Honda Racing and its top teams. Ahlman's roles with these teams contributed to over 40 wins including being in an "Offensive Coordinator" role with Roush Fenway Racing.
Ahlman has been working with Öhlins and their TTX dampers since 1996. Ahlman Performance works with its sister company, Ahlman Engineering and their predictive computer models created in top level racing, for development of any of the Ahlman Performance chassis related systems. Further, Scott Ahlman's ride and handling development background married to this unmatched predictive capability provides a world-class experience level to provide our customers with the technical support you deserve. Ahlman Performance can provide any range of technical support for our products and beyond.
Custom Suspension Development
If you have modified your Exotic a lot, especially changes affecting the weight of your car, then we work with our sister company, Ahlman Engineering, to engineer specific spring and damping changes to get the most out of your exotic car. Ahlman Performance prepared and installed a custom Öhlins TTX Ahlman Performance Stage III suspension build for this Lamborghini Super Trofeo owned by Stig's Persian Cousin (SPC). See our Media page for SPC's Youtube video detailing this custom system.