Nitron are a leading suspension manufacturer for road and track suspensions with a credible success track-record in race wins and lap records. An esteemed motorsport and road performance brand which has been at the forefront of motorsport suspension technology for nearly two decades. Come to TMS Motorsport for the best deals on Nitron suspension.
Nitron produce shocks for manufacturers, premier tuners and race teams that include Ariel, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Nissan, Noble, TVR, Radical Porsche and more. Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK’s ‘Motorsport Valley’, Nitron shocks are hand built and customised to desired specs, with damping and spring configurations all taken into consideration. Their expert design team have propelled the brand to the forefront of motorsport product manufacturers in the UK industry and globally with hundreds of Nitron dealers across Europe, Asia, the US, Australasia and Africa. We had a set built by Nitron for our own Project Moff Race car.
Their range of automotive products consists mainly of two suspension systems - the NTR R1 and NTR R3. The NTR R1 system has 2-way independent damping adjustment and the NTR R3 is a 3-way system. Each of Nitron’s shocks features a high-pressure gas charge in a monotube design. They are perfect for road, race and track. Both are made from high-quality materials that are light-weight and durable. The company’s ability to push the limits of suspension technology by making use of state-of-the-art Dynomometers, 5-Axis CNC machines and the latest 3D CAD techniques makes them unparalleled innovators in the suspension performance products niche. Their team has a combined experience from machining and materials technology, to hydraulics, bike engineering and F1 racing. With Nitron you really do get your money’s worth with premium products you can get for great value.
NTR R1 System
There are many things to consider when looking for the perfect shocks. Some of the most important elements to take into consideration include the stiffness of the installation stiffness, the car packaging including aerodynamics, chassis structure and regulation requirements, CG height, unsprung weight, cooling including brakes and bearings.
Typically when a vehicle hits a bump the suspension gear compresses that hit in a smaller jump meaning that energy from the bump goes through the wheel and attempts to flow back, but thanks to the Nitron NTR R1 suspension system, shock absorbers are able to prevent this type of occurrence and you only feel one small jump as a consequence. The suspension system is vulnerable to damage compared to other car parts. Its main function is to absorb any force which is why it’s so crucial to change suspension parts like coil and leaf springs as little as possible by getting strong, high-performance systems such as the NTR R1. If possible you should regularly take your car for checks more to ensure your suspension gear is in tip-top shape if you hope to get maximum performance on the road and track.
You know your shocks or struts are due for replacement when you begin to notice your riding experience becoming usually bumpy or shaky. Also if your tires have peculiar wear patterns or your car looks uneven or you detect poor steering response and unstable braking, those are all signs of a poorly performing suspension system.
The NTR R1 system offers phenomenal performance with a design that provides drivers with wide ranging, effective, and simple but sophisticated damping control. 2-Way combined damping adjustment. Developed for full race suspension the R1 offers exceptional reliability and value for both road and track use. The number one choice for drivers around the world, NTR R1 kits provide the solution to the market’s demand for high-quality, affordable performance car suspension systems.
It eliminates the need for remote canister, is fade-resistant and hand built with ultra-low friction components. The NTR R1 system is truly engineered for lasting performance on the road and track. The high-grade materials used will protect against corrosion whilst significantly reducing weight. It has a double-acting single dial delivers effortless control over wide-ranging damping adjustments; allowing the vehicle to rapidly react and adapt to changing road and circuit conditions. Every R1 kit is custom built, sprung and fully serviceable and has titanium and hard-anodised parts are hand built to last not only the lengthiest endurance races but also tough weather conditions.
NTR R3 System
Usually when people think of automobile performance, they typically consider such things as horsepower, torque and acceleration. But without full control of the engines power, it is pretty much ineffective. That's why engineers turn to the suspension system for achieving maximum friction between th tyres and the road surface, steering stability and perfect handling.
Nitron’s NTR R3 system set high standards for ultimate performance with a design that offers drivers and engineers outstanding damping control. Race R3 kits are reliable and virtually eliminate fade making them any high-profile driver’s favourite. Through use of a first-rate piston design and ultra-strong piston rod, Race R3 shocks demonstrate impressive levels of damping control and refinement. Its shock’s performance is achieved through accurate control of its 3-way independent damping and instant feedback is transmitted from the wheels, allowing the limits of traction to be securely explored. The R3 is a proven race winner and lap record holder which has been tried, tested and proven.
The NTR R3 system supports both road handling and ride quality - finding the right compromise in the tuning of suspensions. It reliably keeps the road wheel in contact with the road surface and protects the car from major damage and wear. The R3 system demonstrates outstanding levels of performance, damping control and adjustment. The high-grade materials protect against corrosion whilst reducing weight. Every R3 kit is custom built, sprung and fully serviceable.
Why suspension is so important
A suspension system is made up of different components that all work together to absorb the energy caused by bumps and holes in the road. Without your car’s struts, shocks, chassis, springs and torsion bars, your vehicle would be almost impossible to control or keep steady on the road. Essentially, a suspension system is basically in charge of controlling the ride your vehicle with the springs absorbing the energy produced or support the vehicle weight and the struts or shocks acting as dampeners to dissipate the energy. The chassis holds the cab of the car. The anti-sway bar shifts the movement of the wheels and stabilises the vehicle.
When all the suspension system parts are in good working condition, you won’t notice the bumps and holes in the road as you drive but when your springs or struts wear out, you’ll start to notice more instability in the cabin. Keeping your car's suspension system in good condition is important for both safety and performance. Worn suspension components are bound to reduce the vehicle’s stability and driver control. If no attention is paid them, they also increase wear on other suspension system components. Nitron’s NTR R1 and NTR R3 systems will help maintain good ride control and enhance control spring and suspension movement while providing consistent handling and braking. They will also reduce tire wear, help maintain dynamic wheel alignment and control your car’s vehicle bounce, roll, sway, drive and acceleration squat.
Nitron suspension systems combine outstanding performance with exquisite product design. Whether for road or track suspension kit offers the ultimate performance consistently, lap after lap. The shocks are all alloys for mass reduction mass and improved cooling. They are CNC billet machined and then anodised for complete protection against corrosion. Since they are screwed together the shocks are also be fully serviceable. They have an in-house test facility to ensure dampers are fully calibrated which further demonstrates their devotion to optimal performance.
TMS Motorsport UK has the full Nitron suspension range. Each fully serviceable shock can be rebuilt and is customised to your specific spring and damping configuration requirements by our highly experienced team. You can buy Nitron online or give us a call with any queries, using TMS Motorsport contact page . We'll make sure we get you back on the road or track for your best performance yet.