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We get Project Rehab ready for the street and strip with a full suspension replacement from QA1 and LateModelRestoration.com. Follow along as we replace the worn out factory parts with new gear for street and strip.

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We dump Project Silver Bullet’s anemic factory front brakes in favor of massive 15-inch GT500 grade stopping power with a kit from LateModelRestoration.com. Install details and stopping tests are all right here.

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Project Silver Bullet gets yet another upgrade in the form of a set of Strange Engineering adjustable shocks and struts, a Cobra Jet spring kit from American Muscle, and a one-piece driveshaft. Details are inside!

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We upgraded the underside of our automatic 2013 Mustang for track use with a full complement of parts from Chassis Engineering. These provide a measure of chassis support along with at-track adjustability.

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Mopar owners are no longer left out in the cold, as QA1 has upgraded performance suspension parts for early A-, B-, and E-body Mopars. We installed their tubular control arms and other suspension components.

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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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We take an inside look at what goes into building one of the industry’s strongest rearends. The Currie 9-inch Street Rod rear is a legend for decade after decade, so we take a deeper look at the assembly and constru

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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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Follow along as we detail the chassis build on our ’36 Ford 5-Window, Project Flat Out. We go inside and behind the scenes with Total Cost Involved Engineering to see exactly what’s involved.

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To give our Project Silver Bullet handling to match it’s horsepower, we turn to Maximum Motorsports for their new S197 Road and Track Grip Box. With over 1.0g of cornering grip on street tires, this suspension should work well with our high horsepower 2013 Mustang.

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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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Check out this video of Heidts Automotive Group’s Senior Mechanical Engineer, Jim Shaw as he walks us through the product expansion of their Superide II IFS (independent front suspension). If you want to outfit your ride with up to date aftermarket performance technology check out the article and links inside.

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We have been taking our 1965 Belvedere out to local race tracks and pushing it pretty hard. The brakes were in need of some upgrades, and we reached out to Master Power Brakes for their four-piston disc brake conversion kits. We now have big brake performance in a smaller package – mission accomplished.

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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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We install a full Kenny Brown front and rear AGS 4.0 suspension on Project WIld E Coyote, in search of maximum grip for the autocross, and better traction on the drag strip.

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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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