Suspension System – Callaway C16
Callaway engineers understand what it takes to design and manufacture suspension components that have to withstand the rigors of international competition. Their experience also provides the technological base enabling them to develop dampers, springs, bushings and anti-roll bars that can absorb bumps and ruts in today’s road surfaces. Unencumbered by cost constraints that limit original equipment manufacturers, the Callaway C16′s standard equipment includes a suspension system that produces Supercar Handling: race car performance with road car manners.
- 10-Way Independently Adjustable Compression and Rebound
- Retains OEM Leaf Springs for Improved Structural Integrity
- Easy Ride Height and Corner Weight Adjustability
- Lightweight Aluminum Damper Construction
- Stainless Steel/Teflon Braided Reservoir Lines
- Precision Spherical Upper Bushing Mounts
Unique Design - Our engineers have proven that excellent handling does not have to sacrifice comfort. The Callaway C16’s unique suspension system includes coil-over springs that supplement the total spring rate once the suspension displacement exceeds a given value. In other words, the coil-over springs do not compress until you corner hard or accelerate or decelerate hard. The car’s leaf springs are not eliminated as they are in other coil-over systems. This allows the leaf springs to assume the lead role in suspension during less aggressive driving, avoiding the harsh ride of conventional coil-over suspensions. Retaining the leaf springs also avoids directing all of the road forces through the shock mounts, a condition that can result in metal fatigue and fracture.
Performance Under Pressure - When the Callaway C16 is pushed to the limit, the suspension really performs. Dampers are manufactured to extremely close tolerances, using premium materials and external reservoirs for consistent damping as driving gets aggressive and internals heat up. Independent compression and rebound damper settings are adjustable, allowing you to fine-tune for your specific application. Callaway Anti-Roll Bars are tuned to distribute road forces evenly, controlling body roll angle and yaw rate and maintaining optimum tire-to-road contact. The combination of these tuned components results in increased cornering capability, without the jitter frequently experienced during high lateral acceleration. This system keeps the tires planted to the asphalt.
Factory Tuned - Callaway assembly technicians adjust each C16 suspension to precise engineering specifications, including a performance-tuned four-wheel alignment. You can leave the suspension set at factory settings or experiment with damper compression and rebound settings, ride height and anti-roll bar preload for your particular road or track conditions.