Spax Manufacture High Quality, Adjustable, Dampers Specifically Designed For Classic Cars

Classics Handle & Perform Better Than Ever Fitted With Our, British Made, Authentic Adjustable Shocks; You'll Love the Ride!

Spax is the one British Company still manufacturing shock absorbers in England that was working with British Car manufacturers in the 1960's. Our engineers got under the skin of some of the most iconic vehicles on the road to ensure that we can provide our customers with adjustable, upgrade, dampers which greatly inprove the handling and roadholding of their cars, instantly enhancing their driving experience.

Click our Compatibility and UK List Price Guide (prices in pounds sterling including VAT) to choose our catalogued "OE swap-out" shocks which will improve the Classics you're currently working on. For more information click to "Take A Closer Look at Spax" or call us on 01869 244 771.

1955 ZA Magnette with Spax Dampers

Upgrade Suspension

Fully restored 1955 Magnette ZA. Spax G025 Dampers Front & G026 Rear

1957 Borgward Hansa Pullman restored with Spax Shocks

Bespoke Shocks

Custom KSX Telescopic Dampers fitted to a 1957 Borgward Hansa Pullman

Concours 1959 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 SE DROP HEAD COUPE with Spax shocks sold at auction for premium price

Highest Standards

When the car is prepared for the most discerning buyer - choose Spax!

1961 Jaguar MKII 3.8 FIA registered with Spax racing dampers

FIA Approved

Authentic steel dampers, comply with historic racing regs, we're proud so many customers insist on Spax

1963-triumph-spitfire with Spax dampers

From our Catalog

Off the page, on to the car. Tested, proven, approved! Spax G210 Front, G211 Rear



Spax Coilovers & carefully selected Racing Springs provide the performance needed

1967 Gilbern Genie Historic Rally Car with Spax shock absorbers

Not Just Familiar

We supply custom dampers for suspension upgrades suitable for every type of car!

1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1 4.2  £100k car with spax shocks

Perfect E-Type

Spax Dampers are employed giving handling and performance to first class restorations

Ex Works 1954 KIEFT-CLIMAX V8 FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER sold at Bonhams £185k fitted with Spax Trakspax


Authentic Steel Double Adjustable Racing Shocks Used on a 1954 Kieft Climax F1 Car


Standard Spax

Click for the complete Spax UK Catalogue with compatibility for thousands of cars


Bespoke Solution

When you need a unique solutions to provide suspension for your projects


Lever Arm Kits

Spax manufacture a range of lever-arm to telescopic damper upgrade kits


Spax Worldwide

Our global network of dealers & specialist mechanics supply our customers wherever they're located

Lotus Elite Series 2 coupé 1962 Bonhams £100k restored with Spax

Command Respect

When the best cars are sold at auction, discerning owners demand the best parts


The Best: Better

We help restorers make sublime looking cars handle beautifully


From A to Z

Whether driving an AC or Zenos, our dampers and kits will ensure it's a sure-footed journey



We supply many of the leading Cobra makers with their dampers

Jaguar XK140 DHC full restoration Twyford Moors using spax dampers

Twyford Moors

See how enormously skilled craftsmen accomplish the complete restoration process

1968 Lotus Cortina II iconic car running spax

A Pleasure

It's always a pleasure to supply suspension to enhance iconic cars

1991 BTCC BMW M3

Proven Quality

We've a long and honourable racing pedigree ensuring winning performance

Spax G-series swap our upgrade adjustable dampers

Spax "G" Dampers

Our range of upgrade shock absorbers from the Spax catalog

Spax CSX Custom Coilover Shock Absorbers

CSX Coilovers

Spax Customer Specified Coilover Shocks

Spax KSX Custom Telescopic Damper

KSX Telescopics

Spax KSX Customer Specified Telescopic Dampers

Spax Lever Arm Conversion Kits

Lever Arm Kits

Telescopic Damper Conversion Kits with brackets


Authentic Steel Twin-Tube Shock Absorbers

Providing adjustable damping to tune suspension to a drivers preference

Providing an exceptional price / performance package for replacement shocks and upgrade suspension kits (e.g. Lever Arm Conversions), we specialise in solutions for Classics and you'll be likely to find the "swap-out" upgrade for the cars you work on in our catalogue. Our 28 stage adjustable, Krypton gas pressurised, dampers offer users the ability to tune suspension for optimum car configuration / conditions / driving style combination. Gas pressurising minimises damper fade and provides a broader performance envelope, including increased low speed response and feel. Suspension set-up can then be quickly and easily adapted to suit changing circumstances and set to feel "just right" for an individual driver. Being on-car adjustable also provides instant wear compensation to offset age related performance degradation that would otherwise demand immediate replacement of other makes.

All our dampers are still designed and hand-built, to meticulous standards, in Oxfordshire, England. Everything is built, by our craftsmen, with strict quality control at every stage in manufacture. Our catalogue has thousands of telescopic dampers, coilover and spring kits, specifically designed for the listed cars - every car / component combination has been road tested prior to inclusion in our compatibility guide.

We have a proud history and racing pedigree stretching back over 60 years, having been one of the pioneers in the industry many other companies have tried to copy our successful designs but none can match the attention to detail and experience supplied by Spax with every damper!

We don’t rely on offshore supply chains, all the dampers we produce are manufactured in Britain allowing us to maintain quality and be flexible - reliably quoting a 7 day lead time. Importantly, we have NO minimum order quantity and NO requirement for you to hold stock. Whatever your damper requirements, Spax can promptly deliver!

A network of experienced, talented and innovative dealers and workshops around the world employ Spax to ensure that customers cars perform to the best possible standards.

Our range includes catalogued items proven to upgrade suspension performance in a huge variety of cars, old and new. Choose to fit our proven "swap-out" shock absorbers or from three ranges of suspension coilover upgrade kits or lowering spring sets.

  • Our shock absorbers are gas pressurised, minimising fade, and provide up to 28-stages of on-car adjustment of damping force as standard.
  • Tune your suspension using Spax dampers to provide unequalled high speed cornering, shorter stopping distances improved road-holding.
  • We provide on-demand manufacture with no minimum quantity requirement and an average one week lead time.
  • Every shock absorber manufatured by Spax is Dyno tested prior to sale.

  • We have a library of Articles and Adverts achieved at Spax H.Q. Our suspension upgrade products have been in demand for years, the Spax Brand known and trusted worldwide since the 1960's


    The Spax adverts on the left date from 1991, the article in Hot Car Magazine - extolling the virtue of our adjustable shcoks - from 1971, and the Max Power "Best Suspension" Award from 1996. When buying Spax products you benefit from years of tried and trusted experience, proven designs that have been developed and improved upon year on year - which other damper manufacturer can offer more?

    Unlike some of our competitors we have our own factory, in Bicester, manufacturing to exacting TuV standards. We don't sub-contract our production from overseas and can offer industry leading one week production leadtimes. Quality inspectors monitor every stage of the production process. Spax motorsport dampers are manufactured to meticulous standards to produce winning performance straight from the box.

    Spax lowering springs will reduce the roll on your car and improve handling whilst lowering it to look cooler! All our springs are made from Chrome Silicon Steel which is lighter and prevents sagging and still provides the best possible corosion resistance.

    Most Spax Springs are progressively wound to offer a softer ride a low speeds and stiffer when you need it at higher velocity! The reduced suspension travel caused by lowering requires a stiffer spring rate which is why quality is so important, all ours are made in Europe to the toughest TuV standards.


    Whether it's a damper designed specifically from our TrakSpax range, or supplied off the shelf from our catalogue, Spax dampers are all on-car adjustable to provide tuned suspension set-up. It doesn't matter if you use Spax on the road or the track, the quality, performance, roadholding and driver confidence will all be upgraded from original equipment. Drivers can tune handling and suspension response to the prevailing conditions and their driving style.

    Our TrakSpax bespoke racing dampers are double adjustable, offering 100% independent adjustment of rebound and bump to perfectly set the exact response demanded for speicif track and driver combinations!

    Our lowering springs will reduce roll and provide improved handling, but springs alone are not the answer if you are looking to significantly improve your suspension. Springs absorb much of the intital shock but dampers control the "bump and rebound" forces. A matched combination of Springs and Upgraded, Adjustable, Dampers will transform the look and performance of your car.

    Spax offer three types of suspension kit;

  • VSX nitrogen pressurised dampers and spring kits enhance the looks and improve performance over original equipment.
  • PSX Coilover Suspension Kits provide adjustable, Krypton gas pressurised, damping - combined with a quality lowering spring kit to significantly improve your suspension set-up and allow drivers to adjust damping response according to condtitions and driving style
  • Our RSX Performance Suspension Kits set the standard for affordable performance suspension makeover. Supplied with carefully selected race coils, the coilover dampers providing ride height adjustment as well as 28 stages of damping response variation, RSX kits allow users set corner weights to control weight distribution & adjust damping (both rebound and bump vary independently at 3:1 ratio) response to perfectly set your car for the handling, control and roadholding experience you demand !

  • Spax Performance Ltd.

    Spax patented on car adjustable shock absorbers and have been supplying upgraded suspension to Manufacturers, Race Teams, Restorers and Enthusiasts since the 1960's. Our global network of OEM's, dealers and specialist mechanics supply on-car adjustable dampers to upgrade original equipment and help accurately tune suspension, allowing our customers to drive with increased confidence on the roads, and win on the track. Spax dampers are all designed and hand-built, to meticulous standards, by our loyal and experienced workforce in Oxfordshire, England. We take pride in the fact that everything we manufacture is made by our own craftsmen, with stringent quality checks at every stage of manufacture.

    Winning Performance

    On the track it's winning that counts. There's nothing like the feeling when you've pulled out all the stops to beat your previous best and it's all the sweeter when you're in front of the competition. We help our customers realise their dream season after season, and we look forward to supplying your track competition dampers to improve your personal bests

    Made in Britain

    We are proud to be manufacturing in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Our loyal workforce have been with us for years, honing their skills to design and hand-build the best dampers available for a most competitive price. We don't rely on offshore supply chains and we don't sub-contract manufacture, we can guarantee integrity, and quality, of supply

    Bespoke Dampers

    We can supply dampers to your specifications, please take a look at our Custom Shocks website for further information


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