The chart below is our initial attempt for ranking manufacturers and tier levels here is decided on estimated performance, race team usage, prestige and company’s race history (past and present). Price is not factored into this ranking chart. We simply do not have the resources to test out performance of all the suspension companies ourselves, so we base off race results in professional racing or HPDE lap times. We have searched across the internet for a ranking guide for suspensions and we could not find anything. This guide is meant to be used as advice when selecting your next track suspension supplier and is not car model specific.

We categorized suspension manufacturers into 4 tiers below ranked based solely off their top of the line professional race level suspension offerings and the results they achieved with it. Tier 1 companies produces some of the highest race grade quality suspension kits for their customers with no expenses spared. The level of performance required from their clientele is crucial. The race success of these tier 1 offerings is ultimately decided through their support and configuration teams as they all produce quality racing suspensions.

As a reminder, driver mod is crucial to stretching full performance potentials out of these suspensions. It is possible for a better driver with tier 4 suspension to out lap a novice driver with tier 1 suspension. It is also possible for a lower tier suspension with better setup to perform better than an incorrectly setup high tier suspension – but we’re not comparing products in this ranking. The differences between ranks are relatively small within the same tier.

This will be an ongoing project and updated ranking will soon be crowd-source updated to reflect real life results from the motor sport community. There is no way everyone will agree with a set ranking of brands. This is our best attempt to objectively rank in numerical order considering the brands prestige, actual race results and history – not necessarily by the specific products they make. Once we have our database ready, the rankings will be changed overtime with new lap time additions. 

What do you think? Drop us a comment below on your thoughts if you agree or if you think a ranking incorrect please show us examples why it should be changed.

Suspension Manufacturer Rankings as of 4/19/2018

Estimated RankTierCompanyHeadquartersApplication
11MultimaticCanadaF1, Cart, Champ Car, F2000, DTM, Indy Lights, GT500, MX-5 Cup, 24 Lemans, OEM Suspension Supplier
21ÖhlinsSwedenF1, F3, MotoGP, World Endurance,WRC, Cart, Lemans, WTCC, VLN, Spa 24H, OEM Suspension on Supplier
31PenskeUSAIndy Car, F1, F3 NASCAR, Sportscar Series, OEM Suspension Supplier
41ZF SachsGermanyWRC, WTC, DTM, Le Mans, F1, F3, OEM Suspension Supplier
51JRZNetherlandsF3, FIA GT, DTM, GTS3, NASA, SCCA
61MOTONNetherlandsDTM, World GT, Trans-AM, ALMS, GTS3, NASA, SCCA
71MCSUSAWorld GT, WTC, World Sportscar, FIA Touring, GTS3, NASA, SCCA
81ASTNetherlandsGrand-AM Challenge, GTS3, NASA, SCCA, ETCC, WTCC, 24H Dubai, BritCar, LeMan, VLN
91KoniNetherlandsF1, GTS3, NASA, SCCA, WRC, Indy Car, GT, Champ Car, IRL, Touring, Drag, NASCAR
101NitronUKMotoGP, Dakar Rally, Formula Drift, New Zealand Superbike Championship, Sports Cars, GT Racing, WTCC
111KW SuspensionsGermanyADAC GT Masters, FIA GT1, GT Open, WTCC, Global Time Attack, Touring Car, KW berg Cup (Hill Club) Group H, King of Europe Drift, VLN, ADAC ProCar, 24H Nurburgring, GT Asia GTS3, NASA, SCCA, ADAC Chevrolet Cup, Audi DTCC, V8 SuperTourer, Cold Cup, Superstar Italy, European Truck Racing, Deutche Rally Meisterschaft, Mini Challenge, Popular with HPDE
122BilsteinGermanyMonte Carlo Rally, 24H, F1, OEM Suspension Supplier, GTS3, NASA, SCCA, Endurance Racing, Popular with HPDE
132EibachUSALemans, NASCAR, WRC, CART, Indycar, Global Time Attack, Popular with HPDE
142HKSJapanSuperGT, Global Time Attack, Popular with HPDE, F3, Drag Racing, GTCC, D1 GP, SuperBikes
152TEINJapanGlobal Time Attack, SuperGT, Popular with HPDE
162TC KlineUSAGTS3, NASA, SCCA, Popular with HPDE
172H&RGermanyNASA, SCCA, Popular with HPDE, OEM Supplier
182Feal SuspensionUSAGlobal Time Attack, Formula Drift, Popular with HPDE
192Fortune AutoUSAGlobal Time Attack, Formula Drift, Popular with HPDE
202BC RacingUSAGlobal Time Attack, Formula Drift, Popular with HPDE
212Ground ControlUSAGlobal Time Attack, Spec E30,
Formula Drift, Popular with HPDE
222Cusco Japan Global Time Attack, Formula Drift, Popular with HPDE
232ST SuspensionGermanySubsidiary of KW, Popular with HPDE
243Skunk2USAWorld Challenge, NHRA Finals, NOPI, Battle of Imports, Grand-Am Sports SCC ST, Popular with HPDE
253K-SportTaiwanHonda Challenge, NASA, Popular with HPDE
263Status Gruppe USAPopular with BMW HPDE
273ISC AustraliaPopular with HPDE
283D2USAPopular with HPDE
293HSDUSAPopular with HPDE
303VogtlandGermanyOEM Spring Supplier
313YellowSpeed RacingTaiwanPopular with HPDE
323XYZTaiwanPopular with HPDE
333TanabeUSAPopular with HPDE
343FKGermanyPopular with Stance
353GodSpeedUSAPopular with HPDE
363Megan RacingTaiwanPopular with Stance
374Street EdgeUSAPopular with Stance
384JOMSGermanyPopular with Stance
394RacelandsUSAPopular with Stance
404RokkorUSAPopular with Stance