Technical Articles

Technical Articles

We offer high-quality Japanese bearings, Japanese rubber top hats, Swedish shims, high viscosity index group 5 fully synthetic shock oil……

If smooth ride quality for daily driving is a top priority you may want to consider softer spring rates. How much softer to go than standard is application dependent, but normally a 1k reduction……

Independent Preload Adjustment vs Helper Springs

This picture shows the two main styles of height adjustable coilovers. The shock on the left uses a helper spring to keep tension on the main spring. The shock on the right allows the user to lock preload with the lower spring perch independent of ride height adjustment. With the helper spring style the shock is a single piece……

Monotube vs Twintube

I just wanted to make a quick technical post. Monotube vs Twintube. Anyone who is buying coilovers for their Subaru should watch the following two videos. One of them is less than a minute long, and the other is just over two minutes long. These three minutes and change will be……

Sway Bars and End Links

Stiffer aftermarket swaybars are very beneficial to the handling of WRXs and STis. Upgraded swaybars are the best suspension modification you can make to these cars for the money. Like most cars, STis and WRXs come from the factory with a relatively soft suspension set up that is……

Spring Rates

There is no additional cost to customize spring rates on our Cygnus Performance X-1 coilovers, and unlike most coilover brands in this price range we actually valve your shocks to match your desired spring rates. The standard rates are the most popular choice……

Shock Oil Testing

Working together with our suspension partner @fortuneautousa testing oil options for our Cygnus Performance X-1 Coilovers and Fortune Auto Coilovers. We are simulating conditions that are far beyond anything that you will actually subject your suspension to. This is a shock dyno running continuously at 20 inches per second. We are torture testing several different types of oil for 24 hours straight……

Redefining What Is Possible With Affordable Coilovers

The latest versions of Cygnus Performance X-1 coilovers are now live on our website! Pricing starts at just $1,275. We are offering options and features that are not available on any other coilover set in this price range. When it comes to the components that affect ride quality, performance and shock longevity zero corners have been cut. We offer high-quality Japanese bearings, Japanese rubber top hats, Swedish shims, high viscosity index group 5 fully synthetic shock oil……

Eric's Autocross Results

Thanks, Eric for the business and congrats on your success at Daytona! Want to get more out of your track days and win at autocross? Cygnus Performance X-1 Coilovers are one of the best mods you can make to your Subaru. Many years of Subaru specific R&D means that we can get you better handling and better daily driving ride quality than the competition.