History of Swift Springs
Swift Springs' parent company, Tohatsu, has been winding industrial springs since 1924. Tohatsu then decided to get in to the auto racing market in 1996. Based on long-time experience dealing with coil springs, they came up with one goal: "We must make the product that will revolutionize the ones we see on the market now." Keeping this goal in mind, Tohatsu went back to the basics of coil spring design and asked themselves what is the most important factor that we need to consider on this new project.
And that answer is, "Maintaining tire grip is the key to faster times and suspension springs take on an enormous portion of this task!"
Why are Swift Springs better?
Many spring manufacturers claim to have these four features:
- The most consistent spring rate throughout the stroke
- The largest amount of stroke
- The highest durability against loss of spring height
- The lightest in weight
Swift Springs believes that all suspension spring manufacturers try their best to achieve these 4 factors. Top suspension tuners know that these 4 factors play an intricate role when considering the effectiveness of the suspension coil spring.
All springs are not created equal. When drivers look at a set of springs, they concentrate mainly on the rates, but the material and manufacturing process is equally important. Swift Springs has perfected the process of manufacturing springs that will outperform its competitors.
Swift Springs set out to produce a new material for coil springs— a proprietary steel alloy they call "HS5.TW". This material was created in order to maintain the four factors listed above, as well as achieving the fastest reaction speed possible to get compliance on road surface conditions. Swift Springs are created with proprietary winding methods, as well as some other trade secrets focused on ensuring their springs separation from the standard market.
In the time since Swift Springs officially opened its doors in 1997, Swift Springs has dealt with many world class race teams in multitudes of different races including road racing, rally, off road, drift, autocross, pavement and dirt oval track, motorcycles, and more. Swift Springs has lifted many racers to a podium finish, and is still continuing to do so. With so much experience behind us, we feel confident that our springs will give you a leg up in any kind of race you participate in.
Try Swift Springs on your vehicle, and experience what many racers are talking about. We strongly believe that you will feel the difference just like every other racer, and you might even wonder why you didn't try it sooner.
Tip: Swift Springs ride smoother to a comparable spring rate. For example, if your coilovers have 10K spring rates and you upgrade to 10K Swift Springs, the car will perform better AND ride smoother. For this reason, many enthusiasts increase the spring rates slightly when upgrading to Swift Springs.