Meteor Motorsport

Caterham Shock Absorbers


Dampers & Springs more commonly known together as “shock absorbers” are probably the most important aspect of your cars handling. Without the best handling you can not use your powerful engine.

Penske Meteor 8300DA
It’s not all straight forward and many many mistakes in specification can and have been made. Assembling and specifying a Caterham Shock Absorber begins long before we get any parts or springs. It begins with a series of questions being asked of you and your intended usage. What the specification of your car is and if you plan any improvements or upgrades other than to the suspension. All of the answers to these questions influence my advice and choice of Caterham Shock Absorber specification.

We now have a significant data bank of damper dyno tests, knowledge both from my own experience competing in the Lotus 7 Clubs Speed Championship for over 13 years and generally driving a 7 for 20 years. This experience has been added to by asking questions of others and trying different set ups out.

We are independent of all the manufacturers and can therefore recommend the best product for your requirements and budget.

With Nitron, Quantum, Penske, Ohlins, AVO all having their place in our selection.

We offer springs from, Eibach, Hyperco, D Faulkner and Suplex all to our tested and recommended specification.

If you would like to know more then please give me a call – just make sure you have a coffee in your hand as it may take a while 🙂

Suspension Buyers Guide – Updated July 2017


Caterham Shock Absorbers