Welcome to Hanchey Vehicle Technologies
Below are the Hanchey Vehicle Technologies brands. Click on a logo to learn more about each.
Hanchey Vehicle Technologies (HVT) owners are the founders of AST-USA, the North American importers of AST / Moton Suspension – Holland. We built a Holland-based brand from nothing to a successful shock company in North America in a few short years. AST is a recognized shock among amateurs and professionals alike. After two seasons as an official supplier to GRAND-AM’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series, we decided we could do more when it comes to performance, quality, timeliness, and customer service. That’s where HVT comes in. Cars running AST dampers in GRAND-AM that were valved “in house” won the GS Team Championship (Rum Bum Racing) and the ST Team and Driver Championships (i-MOTO Racing) in 2012. Teams such as these, and many others, count on us to win races.
We have a dedicated staff of sales people and technicians that are enthusiasts like you. We listen, we understand what you want with your shocks, and we’re here to prove it.
Let’s face it, the suspension market is crowded. Want a $500 coilover kit? There are 20 to choose from. Want a $1500 kit? Sure, there’s more there. You can pay all the way to $10,000 and find something that fits your car. But, is it right for you or is it ideal for your car? There’s a smarter, more effective way to buy suspension. While overseas companies must make everything in huge volumes, we make ideal solutions for you, the user. Volume products are never perfect, and compromises have to be made on features and functionality that make customization impossible. We can tell you stories of customers that ordered “custom spring rates” and when the coilover kit showed up it had the same old springs on them. Do they care? No, because they got your $500. You go bouncing down the road until the rattles start and you’re dissatisfied with the purchase. But hey, you saved a few bucks right?
The Status of Aftermarket Parts Industry
The world economy has conditioned us to always want a good value. Why buy $500 wheels when $100 wheels get you down the road? We’re all guilty of it and if you can save a few bucks, we say go for it! The Internet has made price shopping a breeze and anyone with a website and an account with a big supplier can drop ship you parts, make 5-10% on the sale, give you free shipping and send you down the road. Most of those guys have day jobs or do it out of their college dorm room. While we’re all for good value, there are legitimate businesses out there trying to earn a living from their passion for motorsports. Those guys can’t compete with the dorm room seller. They can’t live on 5% margins. It just doesn’t happen. What happens when you take your $100 wheels to the race track for the occasional track day? Nervous about what happens when you smack that curb? You may not see the crack initially, but you better start checking that wheel. The point being, sometimes you get what you pay for. That $100 wheel or $500 coilover kit can get you down the road, but did you stop to think if the manufacturer ran it into curbs at race tracks around the country? We did. We design products to meet the needs of the job they are asked to do. We like to offer a good value out of the box. Will it be the least expensive solution on the market? Not by a long shot, but it will not be the most expensive either. Good value doesn’t mean cheap, it means you get everything you asked for and a little more. That’s what we always strive to do.