Video: QA1 Staged Handling Kits Allow Upgrades From Mild To Wild

QA1SEMA-02One dilemma with suspension upgrades is that often times it’s an ‘all or nothing’ proposition. In order to bolt one part on, additional parts are required because the parts don’t bolt into the factory location, or they are not designed to work with factory suspension components.

QA1 has staged suspension components for GM, Ford, and Mopar that allow the vehicle owner to purchase a little at a time and upgrade when they can, building upon the previous components rather than replacing them all. If you’re looking to get beefier sway bars for now, and later want to upgrade to tubular control arms, the sway bar won’t need to be changed because the newer components have the same mounting locations for the sway bar. Some aftermarket control arms require a different sway bar to be used because that mounting location for the end link is relocated.

Offered in three stages, these kits include heavy duty sway bars, shock absorbers from standard to double-adjustable coilovers, tubular control arms, and suspension links. The control arms also offer an upgrade from OE-style ball joints to QA1s low-friction ball joints, a non-binding joint that can be rebuilt and repacked.

QA1SEMA-22All components are built in house at QA1 and help the enthusiast to go from spirited street driving to full competition. The stages allow car owners to do it all at once or to work up towards stage three when they can afford it, with the peace of mind that they don’t have to replace every component as they progress. Check out what QA1’s Dave Kass has to say about the kits in the video above.

Check out the suspension and handling packages on the QA1 website, and don’t hesitate to give them a call if you have any questions about upgrading your suspension for better handling on the street or at the track.

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Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
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