Driver's Impression - On The StreetI'm a sucker for good steering. I hate over-assisted boxes, twitchy steering, and I have little tolerance for slow, indirect steering. That made me appreciate The Roadster Shop Chevelle's steering feel right away. The more I drove it, the better I liked it. It was neither too light, nor too heavy, and it pointed the car right where you wanted it. Cruising the streets around El Toro, I came to appreciate the well-sorted combo of Eibach springs and Penske shocks. The ride was sports-car firm, but not jittery or harsh. Despite the low stance, the railroad track crossing along our route failed to knock out any fillings. I'd rate the ride/handling combo better than average for the group of cars tested. Other pluses: Sweet-shifting T56 gearbox, Zoom aluminum flywheel and clutch, Cobra seats, pedal layout and tilt steering column, all excellent. Minuses? Without carpeting, side glass or a backseat, the tailpipe-less exhaust system created quite a din inside. As for the color, well, make mine red-Jim Campisano By The Numbers - ROADSTER SHOP ’70 Chevelle Total cost of parts: $18,480 Estimated install time: Dependant on how it’s ordered Install note: Bolt in full chassis with no floormodifications Type: LS7 Crate Engine – 640 HP – Turn Key Performance Block: Aluminum, 427 cubic inches Fuel Delivery: GM EFI DRIVETRAIN Transmission: Tremec T56 six-speed Viper spec Rearend: 9-inch Ford, Posi, 3.70 gears CHASSIS/SUSPENSION Steering: Power rack Spindles: C6 Vette with DSE control arms Front Suspension: RS Performance full chassis Front Shocks: Koni billet double adjustable, remote reservoir coilovers Front Swaybar: NASCAR style splined front sway bar–1.25-inch Rear Suspension: Parallel four-bar swivel link Rear Shocks: Koni billet double adjustable, remote reservoir coiloverse Rear Swaybar: Adjustable, splined sway bar 1-inch diameter 0.090 wall Front Brakes: 14.25-inch rotor, 6-piston caliper, Wilwood Rear Brakes: 14-inch rotor, 4-piston caliper, Wilwood WHEELS & TIRES Wheels: Forgeline, 19x12 rear, 18x10 front Tires: 305/30x19 rear 265/35x18 front Toyo R888-100 treadwear Tires @ re-test 345/35R19 rear and 275/35R18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2-220 Treadwear RESULTS: Chevelle C5 Vette Skidpad: 0.91 g 0.90 g Slalom: 47.3 mph 44.7 mph Autocross: 45.26 sec. 47.89 sec. SOURCES The Roadster Shop http://www.roadstershop.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Steven Rupp Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!