2006 Suspension Guide

Quadra Link Rear Suspension

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Now you can finally say goodbye to your old substandard leaf spring suspension. Detroit Speed and Engineering has designed a new hi tech upgrade that's guaranteed to provide superior handling and a great ride. Unlike other rear suspension systems on the market, DSE's exclusive new 4- link geometry design is uncompromised to achieve the best possible handling.

The new "Swivel Link" design allows the suspension to fully articulate with a smooth solid motion and no binding, And it's achieved without heim joints that are noisy and prone to short term life.

The Quadra Link utilizes tuned high durometer rubber bushings in place of the heim joints or squeaky urethane bushings and the long upper links provide great pinion and U-joint angle control.

Unlike other rear suspension kits, the DSE Quadra Link utilizes a panhard rod that Provides precise and effective rear axle lateral location during hard cornering. The panhard rod is adjustable as ride height changes for roll center control.

As an added benefit, the rear body and frame section are strengthened by the upper shock crossmenber.

If there's one suspension improvement you should do this year, this is it! www.detroitspeed.com 704-662-3272.

 

"HORSEPOWER" FOR YOUR '64-'72 GM "A" BODY SUSPENSION and '78-88 GM "A/G" BODY SUSPENSION

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Hotchkis Performance, the leader in Performance Suspension Technology, announces the addition of the TVS (Total Vehicle Suspension) kit for the 1964-1972 "A" body and 1978-1988 "A/G" body to its product line.

News Flash! As we go to print, our new Double Adjustable upper control arms are included in each "A" body TVS kit!

What is the TVS concept? Provide, in one kit, engineered suspension components that harness the high horsepower of today's modern engines for better handling, launches and acceleration.

Your Chevelle, Monte Carlo, or El Camino will exhibit increased stability and maneuverability, plus better ride quality on the street or during club outings or Cruise-Ins.

The obvious Hotchkis Performance advantage is improved handling for your Classic performance vehicle. The high quality and ease of maintenance of our products give you the additional advantage of product longevity. For your convenience, all of our kits include all necessary Grade 8 installation hardware and complete instructions.

This ensures our products live up to what performance magazine articles have described about Hotchkis Performance suspension: "Install on Saturday, drive on Sunday!"Order an "A" or "A/G" Body TVS kit today - embarrass the competition and impress your friends with the handling improvement in your GM muscle car.

Hotchkis Performance
12035 Burke Street, Suite 13 Dept SC
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
888-735-6430
www.hotchkis.net

 

LEAF SPRINGS

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Restore new car performance, handling and control with brand new precision engineered Leaf Springs from Performance Suspension Technology. Mileage, corrosion, age and hard driving all contribute to eventual weakness and sagging of springs. New Leaf Springs are the perfect way to return the "brand new stance" and performance to your car or truck. Order your new Leaf Springs today! Call or write today and mention code SC101 to receive your FREE copy of our catalog. Performance Suspension Technology, Box 396, Dept. SC, Montville NJ 07045, 800-247-2288, www.p-s-t.com.

 

PRO SERIES 2" X 3" 4-LINK REAR FRAME PACKAGE

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Deluxe package includes

* 24", 26" or 28" welded rear frame * 4-link tubes & brackets
* 4 R/H 4130 moly rod ends * 4 L/H 4130 moly rod ends
* Pro/Series shock and spring kit with adj. lower shock mounts
* PVC coated springs matched to your application
* Fully welded track locator
* All suspension mounting hardware
* Driveshaft loop * Complete instructions
$124900, Ladder Bar frames starting at $999.00
S&W Race Cars, 11 Mennonite Church Rd., Dept. SC, Spring City, PA 19475, 1-800-523-3353, www.swracecars.com

 

Four-link

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21st Century Street Machines provides a custom four-link or truck arm suspension as options to their 1st generation Camaro hi-performance pro-touring system. The four-link bracketry utilizes 21st Century Street Machine's medium tub kit and a 2x3 inch .125 wall thickness mandrel bent rear replacement frame rails. This allows for infinite adjustability. This system allows foroptimizing the instant center of the car's launch characteristics. The Panard bar height adjustment allows for significant changes to the roll center, thus fine tuning the car's characteristics while optimizing the road handling abilities.

To blend comfort with performance, the Nascar-style truck arm suspension is also offered. The proven race performance and luxury ride characteristics of a truck arm suspension are sure to rid the owner of any passenger complaints about harshness and stiffness to the suspension, combining the four-link or truck arm suspension system with with our other components of the pro-touring system. These include the replacement front sub frame with the Corvette C5 front suspension, the subframe connectors, custom roll cage, and rear medium tub kit to create unprecendented performance gains for Chevrolet's 1967-1969 Camaro classic.

Any concerns about accomodating your favorite drive train has already been addressed. 21st Century Street Machines provides custom stepped racing headers for the suspension systems and custom gas tanks for mechanical pump or EFI applications-The team at 21st Century Street Machines also builds turn key hi-performance customs and pro-touring cars.

When you decide to bring your 1st generation Camaro or any other ride into the 21st century, contact 21st Century Street Machines at 704-243-1566 or email us at streetmachines21@aol.com

Competition Engineering Traction Bar Limits Axle Rotation

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The bolt-on "Slapper Bar" is one of the most basic traction devices available. Originally pioneered by Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins in the mid-sixties, it gets its name from the way it works. One end of the Traction Bar replaces the stock spring pad and is clamped to the rear axle housing. The front end of the bar is suspended just below the spring eye. When the housing begins to rotate during launch, the bar also rotates until it contacts or "slaps" the spring. (Unlike other brands, Competition Engineering Traction Bars make contact directly below the front spring eye, preventing spring damage). When contact occurs, the Slapper Bar becomes a lever trying to push the axle housing down and planting the tires in the process. Competition Engineering, 80 Carter Dr., Dept. SC, Guilford, CT 06437, 203-453-5200, www.competitionengineering.com.

 

How Ladder Bars Work

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The Ladder Bar is a more sophisticated traction device because it serves as an extremely rigid, bridge-type truss that locates the rear axle housing directly to the chassis. With the axle housing held firmly in place, the torque applied to the differential is now transferred immediately through the Ladder Bars and into the chassis. By using the Ladder Bar to carry power to the chassis, the front end reacts by rising. As the front of the car travels upward, rapid weight transfer is created which "plants" the rear tires and propels the car forward. Competition Engineering, 80 Carter Dr., Dept. SC, Guilford, CT 06437, 203-453-5200, www.competitionengineering.com.

 

"HORSEPOWER" FOR YOUR '67-'02 GM "F" BODY SUSPENSION

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Hotchkis Performance, the leader in Performance Suspension Technology, announces the addition of the TVS (Total Vehicle Suspension) kit for the 1967-2002 "F" body to its product line.

News Flash! As we go to print, Hotchkis Performance introduced First Gen "F" body sub-frame connectors for the Coupe and convertible, plus upper and lower tubular "A" arms at this year's SEMA show!

What is the TVS concept? Provide, in one kit, engineered suspension components that harness the high horsepower of today's modern engines for better handling, launches and acceleration.

Your Camaro will exhibit increased stability and maneuverability, plus better ride quality on the street or during club outings or Cruise-Ins.

The obvious Hotchkis Performance advantage is improved handling for your Classic performance vehicle. The high quality and ease of maintenance of our products give you the additional advantage of product longevity. For your convenience, all of our kits include all necessary Grade 8 installation hardware and complete instructions.

This ensures our products live up to what performance magazine articles have described about Hotchkis Performance suspension: "Install on Saturday, drive on Sunday!"Order an "F" Body TVS kit today - embarrass the competition and impress your friends with the handling improvement in your GM muscle car.

Hotchkis Performance
12035 Burke Street, Suite 13 Dept SC
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
888-735-6430
www.hotchkis.net

 

Slide-A-Link(TM)

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A revolutionary, patented, completely bolt-on traction device, the Slide-A-Link(TM), designed for both street and strip use is track tested and competition proven to outperform conventional "Slapper" bars. A solid mounted front plate is installed inside the original front spring pocket and clamps to the leaf spring to provide a positive displacement for the torque that is transmitted from the rear axle through the telescoping bar and special durometer shock pad. These forces, along with improved instant center geometry, provide better weight transfer for increased traction. Free travel and pre-load adjustments are made on the vehicle by adjusting the jack screw at the rear of the bar. Competition Engineering, 80 Carter Dr., Dept. SC, Guilford, CT 06437, 203-453-5200, www.competitionengineering.com.

 

Super Chevy Shockwave 7000DA

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These days, enthusiasts ask a lot of their vehicles. It is no longer just "the daily driver" or what you take on your "Sunday drive" through the country. Hot rods today are being built to turn respectable times at the drag strip AND hold its own on a road course. Sunday drives have turned from the leisurely jaunts through the back roads to blistering tires through the mountains. With today's technology you no longer have to build a car for every scenario you just have to build the car right!

Hardcore performance...ultimate ride quality...and a low, cool stance all in one package. The Shockwave 7000 delivers all three in one simple installation! With its slender 4" diameter, wide range of installed heights, and numerous mounting styles, the ShockWave 7000 is easily adaptable in a variety of musclecar and street rod applications. The proven reliability of the patented ShockWave O ring sealing technology and the new double adjustable valving lets the customer fine tune their car for racetrack precision, comfortable cruising, or anywhere in between. For more information regarding the 7000 series Shockwaves or any other Air Ride Technologies product you can reach the folks at Air Ride Technologies at 812-482-2932 or visit them online at www.ridetech.com.

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