For many years, Ohlins Racing has been involved in designing and using shocks on all types of race cars and motorcycles. Following its successful IndyCar program, the company tested the waters in the stock car market in 1996. From the knowledge gained in open-wheel racing, the company created the WCJ stock car shock absorber and had immediate success in the Winston Cup series with the championship in 2000.
Ohlins has now expanded its offering to include short-track racing applications with the LMJ series shock absorber. It is designed for classes such as Late Model, Dirt Modified, and Sprint cars that allow external reservoirs. Features include:* Lightweight aluminum body
* Large reservoir for better cooling
* Two-way adjustable damping
* Quick response for best handling
* Optimum consistency on long runs
* Owner rebuildable. Easy to dial in, re-shim, rebuild, and service
* Professional technical support
The LMJ series is a gas-pressure racing shock with a modern shim valve type piston and two external adjustments. The rebound knob has a range of 40 clicks, and the remote reservoir compression adjuster has 20 clicks of adjustment. There are optional stroke sizes, pistons, jets, and check valve jets (one-way valves) available. The body comes in hard anodized aluminum, or steel if your series specifies steel bodies only. The LMJ features an improved compression adjuster assembly and the popular MX or high frequency pistons as standard in some dirt Late Model versions.
The Ohlins subsidiary in Hendersonville, North Carolina, is responsible for the development and growth of the stock car range of shock absorbers. Designed in accordance with different racing regulations, the Ohlins line of shocks, including WCJ, MCJ, LMJ, and STJ, are each developed to meet the technical requirements of the different series. Ohlins maintains a constantly evolving research and development program.
Contact Ohlins for a dealer with information on the latest available tuning parts. Suspension tuning recommendations are available from Ohlins and its dealer network. They can help you with personal setups, rebuilds, and spare parts.