They say there is more than one way to skin a cat, and while GM High-Tech is not in the business of skinning domesticated animals (see our ad for wild animal taxidermy)-we are in the business of testing as many different products as possible for your reading pleasure. That's why we jumped at the chance to test Granatelli Motor Sports' fourth-gen F-body suspension components on our last trip to the West Coast. The GMS suspension consists of carbon-steel weld-in subframe connectors, adjustable Panhard bar, rear lower control arms, control arm relocation brackets, adjustable torque arm, progressive rate lowering springs, and specially valved Tokico shocks. After spending a couple days with the death-defying J.R. Granatelli, the noted professional drag racer and owner of GMS, and his 2002 Trans Am (already outfitted with a 416-rear-wheel-horse heads/cam combo and 4,000-stall converter) at the Oxnard, California-shop, it was concluded that there are indeed more than two flavors to life. Follow along to find it how it fared at Los Angeles County Raceway.
2002 Pontiac Trans Am Controls Arms & Suspension - Suspended Animation - Tech
Granatelli Motor Sports' Fourth-Gen F-Body Suspension Put To The Test