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Aston Martin DB9 Progressive Rate Sport Lowering Springs from VelocityAP

 
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Aston Martin DB9 Progressive Rate Sport Lowering Springs from VelocityAP

Hot off the press! When we released our Sport Lowering Springs for the V8 Vantage, a number of people enquired about DB9 variants. It seems there is a good demand for a drop somewhere between 'slammed' and OEM.

We're pleased to launch the same product, developed & tested for the DB9, to reduce the ride height on your car by 7/8", or 22mm.

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VelocityAP springs use exclusively high quality, high stress X5K Spring Steel. Although considerably more expensive than regular steel, this new generation steel allows us to further improve upon the original Aston Martin spring design by reducing the amount of steel required in a spring. VelocityAP springs are therefore substantially lighter (by approximately 30%) and reduce the solid height therefore increasing travel. X5K Spring Steel is used in almost all top levels of Motorsport, giving a hugely successful endorsement of its characteristics & proven durability.

In addition to the superior materials, these springs also feature a unique manufacturing process that sets them aside from most OEM & Aftermarket applications - a Tapered Wire Progressive Rate design. The Ultimate in Design. The principle is simple: By using a tapered rather than constant diameter spring wire, our springs achieve a truly progressive spring rate over the length of their compression & travel. The spring rate increases when you need it (cornering) and decreases when you don't - yielding a smooth and supple ride over bumpy surfaces. The best of both worlds!

By using this unique manufacturing method, we can achieve a substantial increase in spring rate with huge handling benefits with no loss of ride comfort. As the spring de-rates, the shock absorber no longer struggles for rebound control and gives improved vehicle stability.

Benefits:
  • Reduced Weight
  • Improved Ride Quality
  • Improved Handling
  • Better Visual Appearance
  • Improved Shock Absorber Function
 
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Very Good Stuart! Finally a great stance and comfortable ride at the same time.
 
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Awesome stance! Will you by chance be making a set for the Vantage V12S??
 
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Originally Posted by 007 Vantage View Post
Awesome stance! Will you by chance be making a set for the Vantage V12S??
It is on the list at the moment. But have not seen as much demand just yet.
 
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I thought I might chime in seeing as how that's my car!

I will admit to being skeptical, but I am impressed with how the car turned out. I have had to be a bit more careful than usual with the nose, but even then it's not bottoming out nearly as much as I was afraid it would.

As for the handling, I am not out on the track, but there are a couple of fun curves on my short commute that I know very well. The car feels sharper and more planted when pushed. That same route has plenty of uneven pavement, from peeled back layers of asphalt, to pot holes, to rapid and frequent changes in the crown. Most of those require a bit of steering correction to stay straight, even in our Jag XJ. The DB9 tracks and steers through and over all those conditions better than ever. And for those that care, the springs are quite a bit lighter. I don't have exact numbers or I would be glad to post those up. I suspect Stuart could get much more accurate numbers in any case.

It was a long road getting it done, but I couldn't be happier. I have to thank Stuart for his patience, which he has in droves!

Thanks again and Cheers on the new product Stu!
 
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It is on the list at the moment. But have not seen as much demand just yet.
Once I get my V12S would love to be the test car if need be. The only grip I have about the V12 S (other than the wheel offset) is the rear sits a bit too high and the front gap could be lessened a bit as well.

These springs do not increase the possibility of bottoming out do they? I would still like a firmer spring rate at the limit but slightly softer initial travel without diminishing road feedback and steering feel. Is that possible?
 
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Once I get my V12S would love to be the test car if need be. The only grip I have about the V12 S (other than the wheel offset) is the rear sits a bit too high and the front gap could be lessened a bit as well.

These springs do not increase the possibility of bottoming out do they? I would still like a firmer spring rate at the limit but slightly softer initial travel without diminishing road feedback and steering feel. Is that possible?
Any time you lower the car you're increasing the chance of bottoming out. This type of setup is a great compromise between ride comfort and handling. All the reviews we've had so far have been great, across Jag and Aston Martin.
 
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