MED NITRON NTR RACE DAMPERS
Developed exclusively for us by the suspension experts at Nitron, these high quality aluminium-body dampers are designed for full-race, trackday and hillclimb classic Minis.
A precise single adjuster gives highly effective two-way damping adjustment, with 3/8-inch spherical mounting points, or eyes, to suit the standard Mini damper pins front and rear.
Hand built in the UK and valved specifically to suit the Mini's unusual rubber spring suspension, they are fully serviceable. Attractive anodised alloy bodies protect against corrosion whilst reducing weight, while hard-anodised titanium finishing parts are used to ensure dampers last season after season.
Internally, the ultra-low friction components offer consistent, fade-resistant performance and a long service life.
- Front open length 302mm / 226mm closed length (76mm stroke)
- Rear open length 279mm / 219mm closed length (60mm stroke)
- Single adjuster for bump and rebound
- Custom MED valving setup
- Lightweight anodised aluminium bodies (steel also available)
- Hard-anodised titanium finishing parts
- High quality low-friction internal components
- Fully serviceable
- 3/8" diameter mounting eyes
These were initially tested on a powerful hillclimb/sprint Mini on slick racing tyres to get to grips with valving for a rubber-sprung competition car. Feedback was very positive, and the driver could really push on through tighter corners where the previous setup did not inspire confidence.
Next these were installed on a front-running Mini Se7en at Cadwell Park, one of the UK's most technically demanding circuits. Back-to-back with the previous known-good dampers, it was particularly noticeable how effective the adjusters were; the difference of just two clicks of adjustment could be felt very clearly in the balance of the car.
With this Mini's handling already fine-tuned, it was still possible to extract more performance from the dampers alone. Four sessions in mixed weather conditions later, we had a good feel of the optimum settings for the car.
Over the next four races, the driver achieved a win, fastest lap and two second place finishes. Understandably he decided to keep the test dampers fitted as a permanent addition!
We can now offer dampers with these exact specifications, on the shelf ready to go.
Please note, our stock dampers are designed for competition use and have shorter open and closed lengths than you will require on a road car. If you would like a set better suited to road use, please get in touch. We can also supply these with steel bodies if required.