Ohlins 36 and 46 monotube dampers
Typical Applications:
  • Formula Cars (e.g. Formula Ford)
     
  • GT Cars (e.g. Ford GT40, Porsche 911)
     
  • Sports Cars (e.g. Lotus Elise, TVR Tuscan)
     
  • Saloon and Touring Cars (non MacPherson strut applications)
     
  • Road & Track Cars (e.g. Vauxhall VX220, Mazda MX-5)
     
  • Kit Cars (e.g. Caterham, Westfield)
     
  • Rally and Off Road Vehicles
     

Ohlins 36 + 46mm Monotube dampers at a glance...

  • High quality lightweight construction
     
  • Gas pressurised with Nitrogen to reduce oil cavitation
     
  • Available in single (rebound), 2-way (compression and rebound) and 3-way (low and high speed compression, and rebound) adjustable forms
     
  • External canister on 2 and 3-way adjustable dampers, available in piggyback or remote hose mounted versions. Single adjustable dampers utilise an internal gas reservoir
     
  • Built-in temperature compensation adapts to changes in oil temperature to give ultra consistent damping
     
  • Threaded spring platforms on damper body for spring preload adjustment
     
  • All dampers are dyno tested and matched before delivery to the customer
     
  • Dampers can be revalved to suit specific customer requirements
     
  • Fully rebuildable by an Ohlins trained damper engineer
     

Öhlins Racing AB

Ohlins 36mm and 46mm Monotube

Prices from £600

The monotube range of Öhlins dampers is the most commonly used and versatile of all of their products, available in a vast range of configurations. The damper is of a basic gas-pressurised monotube design, featuring a 36mm or 46mm shimmed piston inside of a steel or aluminium cylinder. The damper is available with an internal gas reservoir in single adjustable form, and with an external reservoir in 2-way or 3-way adjustable forms. The reservoir can be remote hose mounted or piggyback mounted in a variety of configurations.

The 36mm monotube is typically utilised for lighter weight vehicles (e.g. Lotus Elise, Caterham 7, etc) whilst the 46mm damper is utilised for everything else (e.g. TVR Tuscan, Ford GT40, etc). These styles of damper can be made to fit almost any suspension setup on the market (excluding MacPherson strut, see 36mm + 46mm MacPherson Strut product page), and have been used in near enough every form of racing. They are primarily built-to-order to suit the desired application, and can be fully customised in both hardware and damping characteristics to suit your specific application.

Many of the monotube applications that we cater for are custom built, allowing us to accomodate specific customer and vehicle requirements at the point of sale, such as custom valving, or alterations to hardware specifications. Dampers are valved based on the specific purposes of the vehicle and we can take into account whether the car is used for road, trackdays, or racing, the vehicles weight, the type of tyres that it primarily runs on, etc. It also allows us to build dampers for just about any application on the market, in addition to the wide range of existing damper specifications that we have already developed.


Key Features:

  • High quality lightweight construction, utilising aerospace grade aluminium wherever possible.
     
  • Gas pressurised with Nitrogen to reduce oil cavitation
     
  • Available in single (rebound), 2-way (compression and rebound) and 3-way (low and high speed compression, and rebound) adjustable forms
     
  • 40+ clicks of rebound adjustment in single adjustable dampers
     
  • 40+ clicks of rebound adjustment and 22+ clicks of independant compression adjustment in 2-way adjustable dampers
     
  • 40+ clicks of rebound adjustment, 40 clicks of low speed compression, and 50 clicks of high speed compression adjustment in 3-way adjustable dampers
     
  • External canister on 2 and 3-way adjustable dampers, available in piggyback or remote hose mounted versions. Single adjustable dampers utilise an internal gas reservoir
     
  • Built-in temperature compensation adapts to changes in oil temperature to give ultra consistent damping, as well as consistent adjustment
     
  • Threaded spring platforms on damper body for spring preload adjustment, accomodating 1.9" and 46mm springs on 36mm dampers, and 2.25" springs on 46mm dampers
     
  • All dampers are dyno tested and matched before delivery to the customer
     
  • Dampers can be valved to suit specific customer requirements
     
  • Fully rebuildable by an Ohlins trained damper engineer
     

Typical applications for this damper include Formula cars, Sports cars, Touring + GT cars, Road + Track cars, Rally and Off-Road vehicles.

Prices starting from...

S36DR1 (36mm, single adjustable) £600 each
S36HR1C1 (36mm, 2-way adjustable) £750 each
S36HR1C2 (36mm, 3-way adjustable) £925 each

S46DR1 (46mm, single adjustable) £600 each
S46HR1C1 (46mm, 2-way adjustable) £750 each
S46HR1C2 (46mm, 3-way adjustable) £950 each


(All prices exc. VAT)