Damper Tuning Guide (Starter)

There is not one singular, definitive guide to shock tuning. And that is, frankly, because it would be impossible to create one.

There are so many variables at play, and driver feel is paramount, so it would be dishonest of us to try to provide a be-all and end-all guide to tuning your shocks.

What we can do is provide knowledge and expertise to show you what you should be looking out for when you purchase, install, and adjust your shocks to suit your driving or riding preferences.

The goal of suspension tuning as a whole is to improve how your car handles. Shocks play a significant role in how your tires maintain contact with the road or track in any situation, so let’s nail the basics first.

Download our Damper Tuning Guide now, and if you have any questions or are ready to take your suspension setup to the next level, reach out to us at and we'll be glad to help!

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Damper Tuning Guide (Starter)

The main focus of a suspension is the shock absorber and spring package. Shock absorbers, or dampers, are critically essential devices for any vehicle as they can alter handling, ride, tire grip, and even aerodynamic stability. Ensuring a well-tuned damper setup can translate to significant performance gains on track.

If you are unsure of where to begin the tuning process, this is a great starting point.

In our download, you will learn:

  • The most important things to know about low speed & high speed adjusters
  • What to adjust for more stability
  • What happens if a car is over damped in rebound
  • Our rule of thumb for spring changes
  • Basic start-up procedures for double adjustable Penske Racing Shocks, including the compression adjustments you should start with

Download our free Damper Tuning Guide, and if you have any questions or are ready to take your suspension setup to the next level, reach out to us at, and we'll be glad to help.

Damper Tuning Guide
S3 = Shock + Setup + Support
NEXT STEP: Connect With a Shock Specialist

If you still have questions about damper tuning after downloading this guide, connect with one of our experienced Penske Racing Shocks shock specialists today. Leverage our collective knowledge and experience to jump start the suspension tuning process.

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