Proven Suspension Systems For All Applications - Field Work

Sean Haggai Jun 24, 2011 0 Comment(s)
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We’re pleased to report that muscle cars aren’t going away anytime soon. It’s rather the opposite, and the aftermarket industry is flowing with new suspension goodies to support our favorite street cruisers. These days, anything is possible, and our project cars are doing it all with ease, thanks in part to a heavy dose of research and development—and dedication from you, the consumer.

If you’re anything like us, you carry an insatiable appetite for the latest and greatest undercarriage tweaking. With our recent and continued participation at local autocross events and open track days, laying out all the newest suspension components from our favorite industry leaders seemed like the perfect recipe. We’re excited to tell you no matter what model you prefer, whether you’re a hard-core corner carver or a heads-up drag racer, we’ve got it all here in the next few pages.

We’ve done the homework for you and compiled the top picks from nearly every suspension and full-frame manufacturer out there. From basic bolt-ons, fabricated subframes to wild full frame creations, there’s surely a system for your custom needs. We’ve made it easy to follow, too, included the applications, all the important specs, build types, and even what you might expect to pay.

Art Morrison Enterprises

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First-generation Camaros can now take advantage of AME’s GT-Sport rear clip. Choose between a triangulated four-bar or three-link design with a Watt’s linkage, both of which are made from mandrel-formed 2x4-inch tubing, designed to use the factory tank, and facilitate a 9-inch housing. The three-link resists wrap during acceleration and comes with adjustable coilover shocks. The triangulated four-link will improve traction and minimize body roll while also fitting under the stock trunk floor. Optional subframe connectors are available, as are complete third members and axles.

Price

$3,700

Where To Get It

866.558.1649 • artmorrison.com

BMR Suspension

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Whether you’ve got a 10- or 12-bolt, or even a 9-inch rearend housing, BMR now offers Torque Arm suspension kits for drag race, autocross, or street-driven ’67-81 Camaros. Kits include a coilover conversion crossmember, adjustable spring platforms, and a Watt’s link with five vertical mounting positions; some packages include the Strange 9-inch rear axlehousing. Torque Arms also come with greasable, low-deflection polyurethane bushings that minimize noise vibration and harmonics. Kits are available in Red or Black Hammertone, with no charge for powdercoating. Complete front kits are also available.

Price

$2,900

Where To Get It

813.986.9302 • bmrsuspension.com

Chassisworks

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Chassisworks’ second-generation rear g-Bar and g-Link systems for ’70-81 Camaros represent the current state-of-the-art in canted four-bar suspension design. The g-Bar system is available in three combinations of upper and lower link bars, with a choice of coilover shocks or ShockWave air springs. These options create six variations to better suit your particular performance application. Each can be used with the existing unit or Chassisworks’ vehicle-specific bolt-in Fab9 housing. Upper and lower suspension link mounting brackets feature multiple positions to adjust chassis antisquat and optimize vehicle handling. Upper links are length-adjustable to set pinion angle and suspension preload if needed. The g-Link lower arms are also adjustable for wheelbase variations and precise housing alignment.

Price

$1,840 & up

Where To Get It

888.388.0249 • cachassisworks.com

Classic Performance Products

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Get the full Pro Touring treatment for your ’64-74 A-, F-, or X-body with CPP’s complete front-to-rear suspension package in any trim. Each Stage I kit includes a 11/8-inch front and 1-inch rear sway bar, lowered coil springs, and gas shocks. Stage II kits consist of front and rear QA1 single-adjustable and control arms. Stage III kits include an upgraded master cylinder and 11-inch front and rear disc brakes, while Stage IV adds larger, 13-inch front with 12-inch rear disc brakes.

Price

$1,500 & up

Where To Get It

800.522.5004 • classicperform.com

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