SEMA 2017: Detroit Speed C2 and C3 Corvette Suspensions Are Here

While vintage Corvettes are truly one of the coolest cars on the road, the ride leaves little to be desired. “We are introducing our new C2 and C3 suspensions that we have been working on for several years,” said Paul Hammond of Detroit Speed (DSE). “We have two types of front suspensions, one is a stock-mount coilover set up and the other uses a mono-ball mount coilover that does require some welding.”

The Speedray front suspension features a quick-ratio power rack-and-pinion steering and forged aluminum uprights. The bolt-on cradle assembly improves suspension geometry and provides rigid mounting for the rack-and-pinion. Coilovers allow for spring rate tuning and ride height adjustment.

It also includes a splined anti-roll bar, tubular upper and lower control arms, forged offset upper control arm mounting brackets with caster tuner bushings to optimize suspension geometry and provide clearance for Gen V LT4 engines. The body and engine do not need to be removed for installation of the front suspension.

The DECAlink independent rear suspension features improved suspension geometry for superior handling and ride quality. The IRS utilizes modern CV axle shafts and hub bearings, and works with an original 17-spline differential assembly with upgrades to 30-spline, or a Hammerhead 12-bolt differential. No body modifications are required on ‘68-‘79 models, and the suspension is offset inboard for additional tire clearance.

All suspension link lengths are adjustable, and the kit has adjustments for rear anti-squat geometry and roll center height. The suspension points are hard mounted to eliminate stock rubber mounted suspension deflection.

So, if your C2 or C3 Corvette is ready for a properly tuned suspension, Detroit Speed has you covered.

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