They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so it was while drifting BMW's in 2006 when SLR products were first conceived. No one made drift parts for these cars so I designed my own. At first it was custom knuckles (hubs for all you UK guys), carefully plotting out the ackerman curve to avoid reverse ackerman at full lock. Then experimenting with E46 control arms on E30 and E36 cars and by 2009 I was selling these basic angle kits. Eventually I started making more money with this side business than my main job.
At this point I decided to pursue an idea I'd had since 2007; a 100% bolt-on roll-center, bump-steer and quick-steer solution so people didn't have to worry about trusting welded knuckles, and no one needed to bother taking the whole front suspension apart and shipping heavy knuckles for a core charge.
From the beginning I was determined to build a top-quality product without the dreaded "BMW-tax" often seen in the aftermarket world. Fast-forward to today and we still use the highest quality materials and finishes in the industry while maintaining competitive prices. And while highly competitive on price, we still build all major SLR componets here in the USA, locally machined, plated, anodized and coated; we are proud to support our local economy.
We are also honored to be a part of so many customers success and victory in circuit racing, drifting and time attack, with class records at several courses in various classes around the world. SLR parts have won in every form of racing they've been used! We're here because we love motorsport and will continue to provide the best parts possible!
Owner/founder Sean Love, and the team at SLR