The new Fortune Auto Generation 6 Internal Floating Piston is considerably lighter and uses a low-drag teflon band that drastically reduces stiction. This allows the damper to react quicker to shock forces. The Fortune Auto 500 series damper shaft seals have 40% less drag than our previous models. This provides for less hysteresis and for superior control of driver inputs. Our new seals are made of a specially formulated Buna rubber compound that provides a great balance between reliability and performance! Since the shaft seal is the most important seal on the shock, a stronger seal will greatly improve quality and performance.
Shims are deflection disks that cover up the port holes on a piston. They regulate the fluid flow which generates the force found in a damper. "Valving" or "re-valving" of a shock is accomplished by using a variety of shims that will ultimately provide enough resistance and damping ability for a particular application. Minute differences in the shims diameter and thickness are very critical; just a thousandths of an inch of variation in the dimensions can change a damper s force profile up to + or - 25%. The shims consistency is crucial in matching shock absorbers to one another. Generation 6 dampers utilize a high-grade shim material made of Sandvik steel, ensuring precision matched dampers.
Bright dip anodizing is a chemical polishing / anodizing process that is very effective in enhancing the integrity of the aluminum. Bright dipping created a brilliant, shiny surface which protects the 6061 forged aluminum parts from corrosion and oxidation ensuring that your parts look great for years to come. Fortune Auto Revised Jetting and increased adjustment range provides a larger range for more accurate damper control. Each click in the adjustment range has a very profound effect on the dampening force. Each click provides a distinct audible sound.
The delicate science behind the strength of piston shafts can be difficult to perfect. Through extensive research and development, Fortune Auto has been able to achieve and optimal balance between shaft hardness and malleability to ensure safety and performance. Utilizing in-house engineers, Fortune Auto has been able to reinforce brackets and mounting points for more rigidity and strength. Most applications will include OEM brake line tabs welded directly to the lower mounts. This provides the end user with a cleaner and safer installation.
Digressive piston technology allows for tremendous amounts of low speed force that translates driver inputs into razor sharp control. Furthermore, the force "blows off" to provide the driver with a supple compliant ride while maintaining superior mechanical grip over rough surfaces.
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Fortune Auto develops race-winning suspension systems for both European and Japanese vehicles. Its main mission is to provide customers with exceptional products and services that only top-tier racing teams have access to. The advanced suspension technology found in Fortune Auto dampers is derived from victories in Formula Drift, World Challenge, Redline Time Attack, and NASA Racing Series, as well as being the official suspension supplier of Global Time Attack. Fortune Auto’s thorough research and development on the racetrack allows it to deliver only the best suspension systems on the market, which optimize reliability, comfort, and performance. It is the only company that offers
Fortune Auto is one of the few U.S.-based suspension companies that actually inspect, assemble and service shocks right here in the USA. It is the only company that offers this on height/damping adjustable Coilovers at its price point. Fortune Auto’s shock assembly and service center use multiple state-of-the-art Roehrig 2VS shock dynos that help it calibrate and match new shocks before shipping them out. Fortune Auto also utilizes the dyno for extensive testing and research purposes. The expansive Virginia facility gives the company the ability to prototype and test new applications and products before they go into production.
It’s important to reiterate that Fortune Auto not only designs and builds suspension parts, but tests it in the harshest of environments – the race track. Its entire product lineup has been rigorously tested and refined on Fortune Auto’s race cars. This allows the company to determine what works in the real world and what ultimately does not. Moreover, Fortune Auto learns what is effective and how to adjust its products to gain maximum results.
Fortune Auto offers a diverse range of suspension solutions for a wide variety of vehicles and applications. Every single shock that leaves Fortune Auto’s manufacturing facility is fully hand-built to each customer’s requirements. All dampers are designed, assembled, tested and meticulously quality controlled in-house. With the assistance of its knowledgeable and experienced staff, ability to re-valve and rebuild parts in-house, and the availability of numerous upgrades and options, Fortune Auto can help you create the perfect suspension system for your ride.
If you are looking to upgrade your vehicle’s suspension, then look no further than Fortune Auto. Vivid Racing carries a wide array of suspension components from Fortune Auto, including Coilovers, mounts, and springs. If you have any questions about the products listed above or regarding fitment, please call our sales team at (480) 966-3040.