Ask any enthusiasts with a classic car what they would like to improve about their hot rod, and you’ll likely learn that ride quality and comfort are right at the top of the list. However, when trying to decide the best way to accomplish that, selecting the perfect suspension upgrade selection can be confusing. Should a person rebuild the factory suspension or do something a little more involved, like get an entirely new chassis? If a new chassis is the requirement, how does one make the right selection? I’m here to tell you, Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) is a name synonymous with quality chassis design.
To simplify things, we can categorize the rear suspension as either leaf spring, coilover, or air suspension. Automotive journalists have debated ad nauseum about which type is best for which application, but the reality of the situation is, each of these suspension types works great for handling. The caveat to this is, there may be compromises in each suspension type with pros and cons that can improve a certain application but run into issues with other applications.
To ease the decision process and make sure you know about all your AME options, it might be time to check out the 2021 Art Morrison catalog. With more than 70 pages of everything you should know about AME chassis when deciding which is best for you, there is no doubt you will find what you need.
Take for instance the GT Sport chassis. Many performance enthusiasts consider it to be the ultimate platform for a restomod. This is because it provides outstanding handling and a great stance. What’s more, it offers true bolt-in convenience.
To build the GT Sport chassis, OEM frames are 3D scanned and serve as the basis for a well-engineered, computer-generated design that precisely locates every mount, bracket, and component. Installation requires absolutely no fabrication is required.
If you have a unibody car, The MaxG suspension could be perfect for your hot rod. This system does require cutting of the floorpan so the body can be “dropped” over the frame rails. The MaxG is engineered for sports car-like handling.
For those builders who prefer to take on a chassis project in stages, AME has what it calls “1-2-3” packages for both cars and trucks. These kits facilitate progression from a front-to-rear clip. For those who seek only the bare essentials and wish to do the finish work themselves, AME offers both welded and unwelded frames and subframes.
Whether you are looking for a great, upgraded chassis for your weekend cruiser or the ultimate in handling capabilities, choosing an Art Morrison Chassis is just what the performance doctor ordered. Click here to check out the latest catalog to find how you can make your classic the best hot rod it can be.