The new NT1 “low profile” (LP) shock absorbers have been completely re-designed and re-engineered. These new LP shocks are almost fully compatible with the T4 shocks except that the aluminum shock body, shock shafts and springs have been modified for nitro touring use.
The new LP shocks were developed to lower the CG of the car in order to improve stability. With the new LP shocks the NT1 stays flatter, making it easier to drive in chicanes while making it more resistant to traction rolling so you can carry more speed through high-traction sweepers.
The new Low Profile (LP) shocks are 6mm shorter compared to the shocks on prior versions of the NT1. The shock bodies are shorter but have a larger diameter, and have same volume of oil as the previous, longer NT1 shocks. Shock bodies are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and hardened to ensure maximum life. Both front & rear shock absorbers have upper and lower ball joints that are purposely larger to provide a little of play for the shocks once mounted in order to generate more traction. Threaded shock bodies enable quick & easy ride height adjustment, and new low-profile membranes give super-smooth and precise damping.