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 Check out just how easy it is to update that outdated front suspension with TCI Engineerings custom IFS.
by Michael Harding on June 11, 2013
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.
by Stuart Bourdon on May 6, 2013
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.
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
by Don Creason on February 21, 2013
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.
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.
by Rick Seitz on January 15, 2013
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.
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.
by Lindsey Fisher on December 20, 2012
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.
by Bobby Kimbrough on December 6, 2012
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.
by Andrew Wolf on August 28, 2012
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.
by Michael Harding on August 14, 2012
It’s one thing to go fast, but it takes more than horsepower to get around the corners. We install Ridetech’s suspension, Stainless Steel Brake system to make it handle as good as it looks. We also throw in a sticky set of Continental rubber on all four corners for a smooth ride and unparalleled adhesion.
by Rob Kinnan on July 10, 2012
When it came time to choose brakes for our Project Blown Z Camaro, there was really only one choice: Moser Engineering’s new Performance Drag Brake kit. Moser didn’t just copy another manufacturer’s kit; they started with a clean sheet of paper and designed these new brakes from the ground-up.
by Sean Haggai on April 18, 2012
Our 3rd Gen Camaro project car gets the performance suspension treatment with upgrades from Spohn Performance, QA1 Shocks and Eibach Springs.
by Bobby Kimbrough on April 2, 2012
Is that new cold air intake going to help your tow vehicle get your race car to the track or will that new sway bar? In our book, our vehicles are not worth the risk. A safer and more stable haul wins out over the handful of potential horsepower. We explain why here.
by Bobby Kimbrough on March 13, 2012
Our project car gets an upgraded rearend with Moser Engineering’s Built-to-Order 12-bolt rearend kit along with some much needed suspension from Spohn, Eibach, and QA1. Read on to find out how we completed the install and what’s invovled when getting your third-gen ready for the canyons…
by Sean Haggai on February 28, 2012
With a paltry $1,500 budget, we picked up this stellar ’91 Camaro RS. It proves affordable project cars are still available. We even put it on the dyno and took it to the track for baseline numbers. Read on to find out what we plan to do with our new project car, what’s in store, and what to expect!
by Andrew Wolf on February 22, 2012
We’ve attacked ten of the most commonly asked questions regarding shock absorbers in drag racing, from how to select and set them up to how you can extend their lives and get the most from your shocks, with input from such industry experts as AFCO, Varishock, QA1, and Strange Engineering.
RideTech’s coil-overs are made entirely in the USA, including the springs, and there is a lot of science in the design. This story goes into detail about each coil-over design, and offer some recommendations on usage.
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We picked the brains of some of the leading aftermarket manufacturers of performance suspension equipment for the 5th Gen Camaro about the specific details of how their line-up improves the Camaro’s capabilities. Now, LSXTV has compiled all of this data for you. So step inside to get a better “handle’ on things!