We pride ourselves on our suspension knowledge and chassis understanding. Our workshops are equipped with the latest suspension measuring and alignment technology. This combined with our excellent working relation with the best suspension brands on the market means that we can provide our customers with their perfect setup.
We have owned a number of BMW F8x series cars including our M4 from 2014 and BMW M2 and M2 Competition. These have allowed us to develop a variety of chassis improvements for both enhanced road manners and track handling. These cars have regularly enjoyed testing around UK track events as well as frequent visits to the Nurburgring.
We have a range of upgrades to suit your budget and requirements.
For a simple and straightforward upgrade we can install our range of springs, upgraded anti-roll bars and spacers for the M2 Competition which improve both handling and appearance.
For those drivers who want a faster road setup, significantly improved ride quality and who may do the odd track day we would recommend our custom made Bilstein & Nitron suspension kits. The kits have been uniquely honed over the years to provide the very best ride and handling combination for your M2. These unique upgrade settings have received critical acclaim on our M2 demonstrator and make the ride vastly improved.
Autocar - 9th January 2018 - Litchfield BMW M2 2018 review:
As well as providing incredible solutions for our customers many of these manufacturers is a direct supplier to BMW and BMW Motorsport. Together with our unique setup and chassis components we can transform the dynamics of your road or track M2.
We have been working with Bilstein for years and we are one of their largest UK dealers. We install our own Bilstein Damptronic suspension on our Nissan GT-R packages with over 500 sets sold. Bilstein is also an OE major supplier to manufacturers like Mercedes, Porsche and Lamborghini so you can be assured of the quality and excellence of these German engineered dampers.
Knowing the settings that work best with the BMW M2 we commissioned Bilstein to produce a new damper for the car what would work with our proven spring combination to transform the ride quality but also enhance the already excellent handling of this M car.
The Bilstein Damper is based on their successful B16 PSS10 design with our own custom internal valving. This damper offers simple 2-way mechanical adjustment of rebound and compression movements by a simply twist its dial. The dampers dial has 10 clicks that clearly distinguish each setting, we provide our preferred settings but the adjusters give you the flexibility to find the combination that works best for you in a variety of driving conditions.
Our Bilstein based M2 suspension kit features adjustable spring platforms which allow us to corner weight each car for optimal chassis setup and allow for a more aggressive appearance.
After installing our suspension kit, the car will be much more supple on the road and make long distance journeys more enjoyable whilst still having razor sharp handling response, improved body control and greater driver feedback.
Chris Harris - 10th December 2020 - Litchfield BMW M2 Bilstein suspension thoughts:
"There is a plushness to it that was missing before. The ride comfort is superb. I can’t see how you get much more for winter use in a high powered RWD car!”
Chris Harris - Instagram @harrismonkey - 21st December 2020:
"I love this little car. Thank you Litchfield for making it so damn good."
Approx. install time 5-6 hours.
Nitron Race suspension systems are the UK’s premiere suspension manufacturer and as well as numerous competition success are also OE suppliers to companies such as Lotus.
The Nitron version of our suspension kit uses same damper internal setup as our Bilstein kit so the exceptional ride and handling characteristics remain. However because these Nitron’s use their R1 2-way damper design they have an increased range of 24 clicks to offer even finer control.
The Nitron Damper bodies also have adjustment to change the length so combined with the adjustable spring platform we can offer even great ride height options.
Like our Bilstein kit the Nitron dampers use our custom spring kit which mounts to the original BMW mounting points to reduce noise and vibration and keep that OEM feel.
For additional control we can also supply the Nitron suspension with their optional CNC topmounts which are ideal for trackday enthusiasts. Contact us now about how the Nitron setup might suit your needs.
Approx. install time 5-7 hours due to increased adjustment options.
The BMW M2 CS differs from the original M2 and M2 Competition variants as it use BMW’s Electronic Damper Control (EDC) suspension. This electric damper setup allows the damper to switch between different internal valving settings by changing the Drive mode settings. We felt the CS suspension was a good improvement over the M2 Competition setup but still gave quite a “busy” ride when in the comfort mode and could use more control when in the Sport settings.
With the success we have had with our manually adjustable Bilstein M2 suspension we approached Bilstein UK about making a custom set of EDC dampers that use our settings. Bilstein were able to match our preferred comfort settings and use our recommended fast road and track settings in the Sport modes. Our CS EDC dampers use our custom M2 Springs from our passive kit to allow the suspension to be height adjustable.
We had previously upgraded Chris Harris’s BMW M2 Competition with our Bilstein dampers and he was really pleased with the improved ride and handling. When he took delivery of his CS he asked if we could add our new EDC suspension. You can see his thoughts in this Collecting Cars video:
EDC cars only.
Approx. install time 5-7 hours due to increased adjustment options.
Following on from our successful partnership with Nitron Race suspension systems we are pleased to release our 3-way Race suspension for drivers looking for the ultimate in adjustability and performance on track and fast road use.
The Litchfield / Nitron 3-ways feature our unique damping internals and custom spring rates to give a huge range in adjustment for both road and track use. The adjustable spring platforms allows accurate setup of the ride height to suit the intended use as well as corning weighting the car to provide the very best chassis balance.
Our unique internal valving allows for a comfortable ride on the road also provides control over challenging surfaces and kerbs in places like the Nurburgring and then with Nitron’s 24-clicks of fully independent low speed and high speed compression, as well as rebound adjustment the dampers can be quickly tuned to provide excellent grip and stability on a smooth surface like Silverstone or GP tracks.
To further compliment the dampers this suspension kit is provided with Nitron’s stunning adjustable top mounts which allow fine control over the geometry setup of the front chassis. This improves response, steering feel and grip by using our preferred camber and caster angles.
Nitrons 3-way damper units are proven in both performance and reliability in race winning cars around the world including the Nurburgring 24hr and Spa 24hr races.