2002 Pontiac Trans Am Controls Arms & Suspension - Suspended Animation - Tech

Granatelli Motor Sports' Fourth-Gen F-Body Suspension Put To The Test

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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.




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