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Old 02-17-2017, 05:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation MFactory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT Springs - Looking for sponsored driver(s)!

Hey guys,

with winter past us (for the most part), and race season preparations now under way, MFactory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT Springs are now looking for serious individuals to add to our marketing team!

the sponsored driver(s) will be responsible for helping us to promote MFactory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT Springs, in particular, our new range of coilovers: www.ycwsuspension.com







Why MFactory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT Springs?
For those of you whom are not familiar with YCW Engineering, we are the parent company for MFactory (LSD's, Axles, Clutches, Flywheels etc). Whilst MFactory is but a "brand", YCW is the engineering company behind it all, with our own in-house manufacturing facility in Taiwan with several million dollars worth of specialist CNC and Measuring/Diagnosis Equipment.

You're probably wondering why/how a Drivetrain company can develop and manufacture Coilover Kits? Well, the majority of the components that make up a Coilover Kit are machined (which is where we excel over other Coilover brands due to our in-house manufacturing experience), so not only do we do the final assembly of our Coilover Kits ourselves, we machine all of the "machined" components ourselves (and those familiar with MFactory can testify to the quality of our machined components).

Full specifications of our Coilovers can be found on our website, but for the main differences between our Coilovers and our main competitors, you can view this link here: http://www.ycwsuspension.com/why

As for SWIFT Springs, a lot of you may already be familiar with this brand/company. Founded in 1997 in Tokyo Japan as a motor sports division of Tokyo Hatsujo Manufacturing Co, Ltd (S.W.I.F.T: Springs With Intelligence From Tohatsu), our sole purpose was to demonstrate our superior engineering in springs by developing the next generation of motor sports suspension coil springs. They had to have the best characteristics of any brand or design in the market, which required the springs to be the lightest in weight and most durable, and to exhibit the most linear characteristics while still being cost effective (unlike Titanium). With this in mind, we set out to produce a new material for coil springs: a proprietary steel alloy we call "HS5.TW". This material was created in order to maintain the following 4 factors:

1) The most consistent spring rate throughout the stroke
2) The largest amount of stroke
3) The highest durability against loss of spring height
4) The lightest in weight

Our priority was to achieve the fastest reaction speed possible to get compliance on road surface conditions. Our springs are created with proprietary winding methods, as well as some other trade secrets focused on ensuring our springs separation from the standard market.

SWIFT’s impressive motor sports history dated back to 1998, first was with Nissan Skyline GT-R in the Super Taikyu Endurance championship series in Japan. Then SWIFT got involved with the championship teams in Le Mans 24hrs, Nurburgring 24hrs, Super GT (JGTC), Super Taikyu series, D-1 World Grand Prix, F3, F3000, Formula Toyota, and many other world class races. In 2004, Team Goh Audi R8 won 1st place at the world renowned Le Mans 24hrs race on swift springs

Requirements
- Must have a good history of track racing (Circuit/Auto-X. Not Drag) i.e Your achievement history will be required
- Must have a planned racing itinerary i.e We need to know what confirmed events etc you will be attending
- Must have a good network/following i.e Online Forums, Social Media etc
- Must have good experience in installation, setup and diagnosis of suspension/chassis components i.e Be able to provide us with sufficient feedback/recommendations
- Must have sufficient resources and time to help us develop and test any future updates/modifications i.e We don't want to have to wait weeks for you to test an update because something is broken on your car or other non-emergency commitments
- Must have good experience in providing detailed reports/write-ups i.e Good camera and explanation skills
- Must be willing to have our MFactory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT Springs branding on your vehicle in prominent locations (we will pay the costs for branding)
- Must not have competitor branding on the vehicle
- Car must be available for trade shows/events (e.g SEMA, PRI etc)

What you get in return
- A production set of coilovers, at no cost to yourself (other than time)
- Any and all upgrades/modifications deemed necessary during the sponsorship period, at no cost to yourself (other than time)
- Possible event fee subsidy and contingency bonus (dependent on performance/exposure)

Interested?
If you are, or know someone who may be, interested in joining a new and fast-growing Suspension Company and be part of the Official MFactory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT Springs Race Team, please do not hesitate to contact us:

PM: YCW
Email: info @ teammfactory . com (without the spaces)
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:39 PM   #2
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Do you have shock dynos specifically for the FT86 application? Ideally force vs. velocity sweeps for a number of different adjuster positions would be great.

Also, these are 5k front/6k rear springs, correct? That is ok for a mid-market coilover setup, but my two cents worth is if you want to be represented by a top competitor at the pointy end of the field, the shock will need the range to go stiffer or it will need an outright revalve. Most pointy end SCCA STX folks are running 7k minimum, if not stiffer.
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Do you have shock dynos specifically for the FT86 application? Ideally force vs. velocity sweeps for a number of different adjuster positions would be great.

Also, these are 5k front/6k rear springs, correct? That is ok for a mid-market coilover setup, but my two cents worth is if you want to be represented by a top competitor at the pointy end of the field, the shock will need the range to go stiffer or it will need an outright revalve. Most pointy end SCCA STX folks are running 7k minimum, if not stiffer.
The GT86 applications are still under development, so we don't have any specific graphs at the moment. We will update the thread as the developments happen, and include dyno graphs

As for the spring rates, those are our default rates for a street application. Those who are helping us with development will get custom rates/valving based on their requirements
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:38 PM   #4
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Do you have shock dynos specifically for the FT86 application? Ideally force vs. velocity sweeps for a number of different adjuster positions would be great.

Also, these are 5k front/6k rear springs, correct? That is ok for a mid-market coilover setup, but my two cents worth is if you want to be represented by a top competitor at the pointy end of the field, the shock will need the range to go stiffer or it will need an outright revalve. Most pointy end SCCA STX folks are running 7k minimum, if not stiffer.

Oh, the lemmings? yah.... lol
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:16 PM   #5
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Oh, the lemmings? yah.... lol
7k/400 isn't crazy high. I knew of one car on 350/350 and everyone else was stiffer. If you're getting into 550+, yyeeeahhh, you might reconsider. YMMV.
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