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Follow along as we upgrade Project Y2k’s suspension with a coilover conversion and new anti-roll bars from Pfadt

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In order to perform as designed, suspension components have to have a rigid chassis framework to support them, and that’s where this all-in-one kit from Granatelli Motorsports comes in.

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Join us for a walk-through of the installation of a lightweight K-member and spindle-mount suspension package, including Santhuff struts, Racecraft components, Strange carbon brakes, and Mickey Thompson wheels.

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Who doesn’t love a corner-carving 2nd Gen? Well, CA Chassisworks now offers the 1970-1981 2nd Generation Chevy Camaro Full-Frame System comprised of 3 modular frame sections. Check out an in-depth review here.

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Check out this video of the guys over at Heidts Automotive Group previewing a ’70 Chevy C10 as their test rig to expand their Superide II IFS suspension for classic trucks. They were luck enough to get the rig ready in time for the Goodguys PPG Nats and were able to test it out on the Autocross this year.

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We follow up the Bolt-on Front Clip installation on our project car with a fully adjustable four-bar rearend suspension from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks. Our crude ’69 Camaro is beginning to take shape as a genuine Pro-Touring vehicle. Read the details here.

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Want to keep track of all that’s going on with our Chevy Hardcore project ’64 Chevelle build? From the 600HP BluePrint Engine LS powerplant to the complete front-to-rear Ridetech coilover suspension system and Gearstar Performance overdrive transmission, we’ve got the entire build thread right here!

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When it came time to work on our 1969 Camaro aptly named Project Blank Slate, we knew that a chassis upgrade was in order. We turned to Chris Alston Chassisworks for their experience and expertise in chassis design to try our hand at installing their Bolt-on g-machine Front Clip for First Gen Camaros.

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We walk through installing the newly designed IFS from TCI Engineering for 1955-59 Chevys. TCI Engineering’s kits offer a reliable, affordable, and feature packed way to modernize your truck’s handling and performance. Update the worn out suspension, and give your old truck a new lease on life – check it out!

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Transforming an ancient utility vehicle into a modern street performer is no easy task. But with a bit of skill and the right parts, your dream pick-up truck can easily become reality. Check out just how easy it is to update that outdated front suspension with TCI Engineerings custom IFS.

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Adding to their list of independent rear suspension kits, Heidts brings in a 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula so we can see just how simple it is to bolt-in and IRS system without cutting or welding anything. Can it be done? Yes, it can. Check inside to see how.

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Chris Alston’s Chassisworks hand-selects the Wilwood components that are part of its brake kits in order ensure delivery of optimum performance with its suspension kit and subframe that we chose for the Chevy Hardcore.com ’69 Camaro Blank Slate Project Car Build Up.

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We’ve all been guilty of treating brake fluid like most fluids under the hood. We do this because it can be such a hassle to spend time bleeding the brakes. But we quickly learned from talking with the brake experts from Phoenix Systems that flushing or bleeding your brakes doesn’t have to be a pain in the rea

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In this tech feature we take a look at some of the key differences between street car and drag racing brakes. We also take a look at the offerings from various companies in the realm of street/strip brakes.

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If you’re looking to further improve upon your fifth-generation Camaro’s handling prowess, then look into Hellwig’s latest offerings in sway bars. We just installed a set into a 2012 Camaro SS, and the results are astounding. They offer easy installation, and improved handling over the OEM pieces.

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Making a fourth-generation F-body handle isn’t too difficult – especially if you have the right people on your side. QA1 suspension is a leader in the suspension industry, and they have turned their attention to our 2002 Trans Am. Since our T/A is a corner carver, we ordered up QA1′s brand new pro-touring package.

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Heidts PRO-G IRS system for Tri-Five Chevy’s offers bolt in ease, auto-cross performance, and a plush ride. They take the car out on the street and the track in this video to show how it handles.

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When it comes to American muscle cars, there is no limit to what can be done with a pro-touring goal. That is unless you’re hindered by time, money or ability to create your perfect car. But lucky for you first-generation Camaro fans, Chassisworks just recently added to their line of 1967-1969 Camaro parts.

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We move the bar of respectability up a few notches with our latest upgrades on our Project Car Respect. The addition of Baer Brakes and QA1 Motorsports struts that get some stopping power to the ground get us ready for the monster motor we plan on installing. Check out the latest on Respect here.

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After a brief hiatus, we’ve turned our attention back to Project Grandma with the installation of new spindles and steering arms from TRZ Motorsports and brakes from Aerospace Components for a return to the street after a tour of duty on the strip.

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