| We get a lot of questions to Vorshlag e-mail addresses, and many of them are very similar in nature, so we put some here on a FAQ to try to reduce the duplications.
Q: What is so much better about your suspension parts? Why should I buy parts from Vorshlag instead of Brand X?
A: Vorshlag products are carefully designed, tested, refined and retested before going into production. We believe in over-engineering our parts to work both on the track and on the street. All products are designed in Solidworks and FEA tested, then built to stringent specifications and good engineering practices. All of our suspension parts get street/track tested in prototype form for thousands of miles before production.
Q: Why don't you make (insert part we don't sell) for my (insert your car)?
A: We can't make every part for every car on the planet. We began as a manufacturer making suspension products for BMWs, especially those we felt could be improved upon greatly. We continue to expand into new models and markets, but we won't ever make everything for every car. We do resell some products that we don't manufacture, but usually only products that are a good fit for our main product lines, and they change from time to time as the market or suppliers change.
Q: Why don't you recommend using a BMW Z3 (or E30 or 2002 or Nissan 240SX...) for a V8 swap?
A: We have looked at numerous RWD chassis for use as V8 swaps, and ruled out other candidates because of one or a combination of these factors: current used cost/availability, overall weight, engine bay room, wheelbase and engine placement concerns, overall age, general ugliness, or an incredibly poor suspension design. A V8 swap candidate must be all of these things to us: light, small (but have enough room for the V8), and affordable. We can fix most of the rest. There are several others that were given a close look: the E30/E46 BMWs, 1995-6 Nissan 240SX, the 1987-88 Starion/Conquest, the 1st/2nd/3rd gen RX7, the M1/M2 Miatas, etc. Right now the BMW E36 looks the most appealing and will be our primary focus. It is plentiful, has a huge aftermarket following, is relatively lightweight, and new enough to still be nice but old enough to be getting very affordable.