| One of the first things we did to Project Laser was fit a set of 17x8 Motegi Racing TRAKLITE 2.0's and 225/45-17 Maxxis Victra MA-ZI tires. We chose our tires first and then figured out what wheels and springs would accommodate them. We needed the TRAKLITE's +45 offset for everything to fit right.
| The Maxxis Z-rated, directional tires are incredibly sticky and so far have made the most dramatic improvement to our DSM's suspension. Tires really are the most important part of a car's suspension.
| KYB AGX dampers and Eibach Sportline lowering springs replace our DSM's original issue suspension. The Eibach's lowered the Laser just over an inch and along with the KYB's did wonders for its cornering capabilities.
| The front KYB AGX dampers feature four-way adjustability from underneath the hood. Stiffening up or softening the suspension is easy now and takes only a few seconds.
| Unlike the DSM's huge front springs and dampers, the rear shocks are a bit more conventional looking. The stiffer spring rates and adjustable dampening offer us the flexibility we need for dialing out understeer.
| The rear AGX's are eight-way adjustable. With the shocks mounted facing the rear, on-car adjustability is easy, and the wheels don't even need to come off. Again, only seconds for adjustments here.