High Performance Vehicle Spares


A high performance vehicle is much like a chain. It’s only as strong as its weakest link. You can have the greatest engine and the most amazing fuel injection system but it only takes one poor quality belt or pump to bring the whole lot to a complete standstill. That’s why at Ping Designs we specialize in only the very best vehicle spares for high performance cars.

Our motto is “Don’t compromise”. We believe in putting in the best parts to make sure that the vehicles we work on perform at their peak and keep performing. To be able to do this we have had to put together expertise on two fronts

Firstly we have set up relationships with only the very best vehicle spares suppliers. These are all people that we know personally. We’ve built up a lot of trust and respect for these suppliers and they understand the high level of quality that we expect from them.

In addition to new vehicle spares suppliers we have also built solid relationships with owners of some of the largest junk yards in the country. A lot of the classic cars we work on are tough to source spares for. These junk yards are a great source for second hand automotive parts. We also know that every customer has a budget to work within. Sourcing good quality second hand car parts is a great way to save some money.

We’ve got a fully equipped machine shop in our workshop. Our technicians are experts at taking parts that don’t quite fit and modifying them so that they work perfectly in the cars we work on. If you have a very specialized requirement that isn’t available off the shelf then we will make that car part up for you ourselves. Tell us what it is that you want for your vehicle and we’ll make it happen.

Custom Vehicle Suspension Opportunities

The suspension of your vehicle is crucial to the performance to its performance. It will affect the comfort of your ride as well as its ability to hold the road when going around corners. There are a number of opportunities for improving your suspension. These are the components involved and what you can do with them.

Leaf springs

This is the oldest form of suspension and is still used on many classic cars, trucks and off road vehicles. These are made from spring steel and come on different lengths. When stacked together and attached to the axle they provide cushioning, or a damping action, to the car. These standard old school leaf springs can be replaced by parabolic leaf springs. These have a different thickness along the length of the piece of metal. This design provides the advantage of reduced weight of the vehicles. The also provide a softer ride over the old leaf spring designs. Leaf springs are typically used to locate, or partially locate, the axle. This can sometimes lead to some handling issues if not done properly. Using a Watts link and radius arm can help to eliminate this issue. free fifa 17 coins

Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers use a combination of mechanical and hydraulic force to provide suspension to the vehicle. Your coil springs take the majority of the force when the car is moving over bumps in the road but the shock absorbers help eliminate the vibrations in the springs. Some shock absorbers also make use of pneumatic parts where nitrogen in gas tubes also provide damping. Choosing the right shock absorber means taking a number of things into account. The vehicle weight, engine power, road conditions and acceleration requirements all need to be considered. Coilover shock absorbers are common on motorbikes but are rarely used on motor vehicles. Customs coilover shock absorbers can be made for cars where there is a need to significantly reduce the height of the vehicle while still providing good suspension. We have a lot of experience in providing custom shock absorbers as part of our race track tested solutions.

Height Adjustable Suspension

In some applications you may want to be able to change the height of your suspension from within your vehicle. This may be to accommodate different road conditions, riding styles or even just to impress your friends. If you are careful in setting your ride height you can even improve your fuel efficiency. Some of the newer cars, like the Tesla Model S, now come standard with the ability to adjust your ride height. We are able to provide this option to most makes of vehicle on the road today. We have had some customers who wanted to be able to hop their car by means of the suspension and we have been able to provide great custom solutions for this. One way that we provide adjustable suspension is by using air bag systems to replace the shocks and springs. These bags can inflate and deflate to raise and lower the car at will.

Underslung Frames

Another way to lower the ride of the vehicle is to have the frame and engine mounted within the frame rails rather than on top of the frame. This does get a bit tricky and does require some clever adjustments of the suspension system. It’s often worth the effort though because it results in a lower centre of gravity and better road holding in racing conditions. The amount of reduction in height is limited by the height of the axle and the size of the wheels so there are some limitations to consider.

A lot of people wanting to improve the performance of their vehicles immediately think of what they need to do with the engine of the car. The truth is that improving the suspension of your vehicle may have a dramatic improvement in performance without touching the engine at all. If you are planning on spending money on getting more power out of your engine then you absolutely have to budget for the necessary changes to your suspension. If you neglect this part of your car then you won’t get the full benefit of the increase in horse power.

Custom Vehicle Painting And Striping

custom-paint-jobWe love everything about cars. The sound of a V8 revving, the way the leather seats grip you and the excitement you feel when accelerating out of a corner. The thing that really makes our heart race is how awesome cars look.  At Ping Designs we specialize in taking beautiful cars and making them look even more amazing. Our custom paint solutions and striping will thrill and excite any car lover.

The reason we’re so good at this is because our passion for making cars look good has driven us to practice our skills over the last 10 years. Just because someone owns a spray booth doesn’t mean he knows how to spray paint a car properly.

Colour is a very subjective thing and we understand that our customers may have tastes different to ours. What we’ve become very good at is understanding the vision our customers have for the vehicles and then we are able to translate that vision into a reality. We’ve also taken the ideas of our customers and added our edge to them so that they get a truly Ping Designs look and feel.

If you want your car to have one solid colour that has real depth to it then we have the skills and expertise to do this.

Sometimes it’s not the entire car that needs painting. You may just have a small piece of body damage that needs to be matched with the rest of your vehicle. Our paint gurus have an eye for detail and are magicians at mixing up small batches of color matched paint. You won’t be able to tell where the old paint ends and the new paint begins.

Besides custom paint jobs, we also have experience in doing some amzing striping and signage on cars. From simple GT stripes to more elaborate vinyl artwork, we’ve done it all. Come into our workshop and we’ll show you how we’ve combined paint and striping to some of our own vehicles.

Our turnaround time on paint and striping projects is really fast. We don’t cut corners and we don’t rush our jobs but our professional staff get the job done quickly.

We are also a very environmentally conscious company so we only use the best eco-friendly automotive paint. The paint we use is approved for use by automotive companies like Ford, GM, BMW, Chrysler and many others.

We understand the special relationship a person can have with a car. Each of the team at Ping Designs has his own baby back in the garage at home. We get it. You want your car to be look amazing. You want it to stand out in the crowd and to look as amazing as it feels to drive it. We want that too. Come and discuss your ideas with us and we’ll work out a quotation for taking your car from “not bad” to “Wow!”