Framing Up Your Project: Full Chassis Talk

Talking Full Chassis Swaps with Chris Alston Chassisworks and Schwartz Performance By far one of the biggest performance improvements people make to their car is suspension. Especially if they are working on a classic car, the suspension from 50 years ago is archaic and doesn't meet any sort of modern day performance. Even back then the geometry was bad and it was more about … [Read more...]

F-100 Suspension: Crown Vic or QA1?

There's no doubt that C10's are hot right now, and the F100's are right behind them. We were recently sitting on the couch late at night scrolling through cars and trucks for sale just to see what's out there. A regular ritual for us. We came across a really clean F100 that had a lot of potential. But then we got to thinking - how do we get this to stop, go, and handle … [Read more...]

Air Ride Install With Ridetech Part One: Debunking Air Ride Myths

Install Part One: Debunking Air Ride Myths With Ridetech When you want your car or truck to sit extra low at shows but still drive nice and handle well, air suspension offers the best of both worlds. Then you hear these horror stories and decide to stick with a coil over and live with the high ride height. We all want our cars to sit lower though, and Ridetech has worked … [Read more...]

Upgrading Stock Camaro Suspension With UMI Performance

Second Gen Camaro Suspension Upgrade We can all agree, nothing quite matches the feel of a classic muscle car. By now, we can also agree that the muscle rides of the 60’s and 70’s left a lot to be desired in the handling and ride quality department. My ’71 Camaro had sat in the “hog house” on our farmland in Kansas from about 1992 until I pulled it out and brought it down … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Setting The Foundation

Project Way-Gone Begins! Last year we introduced Project Way-Gone, a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Wagon. We've always had a love for the Wagons - you can fit four people plus all their stuff and still cruise! When we saw this one, we knew it would make a great Pro Touring ride. The wagons are a little different than the norm and we've always had a bit of a infatuation with … [Read more...]

The General Lee Goes Postal With QA1 Upgrade!

Upgrading Charger Suspension With QA1 In the 1960's muscle cars were all about going fast in a straight line. These cars had massive engines and ran like a bat out of a hell in a straight line but taking a turn at speed resulted in tires screaming for their life. Even though in the Dukes of Hazzard series the '69 Charger was portrayed as a stout do-it-all car, the … [Read more...]

Install: Towing Made Easy With Hellwig Products

HellWig Makes Towing A Snap Trailer queens are not synonymous with Pro Touring cars. We drive our cars to the max to find out their limits and then go back home to increase the limits in the garage. While we definitely drive our cars, most of us trailer them too. Minus the few diehard folks, driving their cars thousands of miles to an event just isn't that enjoyable. We prefer … [Read more...]

Suspension Tech: The GM A-Body

A-Body Suspension Problems Solved In the Pro Touring scene, the F-body platform seems to be the most popular platform due to its broad selection of aftermarket parts. But what if you want to go down a different route? The GM A-body is your next choice, with such a wide variety of models utilizing that platform. Anything from the ‘64-’72 Malibu, El Camino, Skylark, Lemans, … [Read more...]

Installing UMI Performance’s New Chassis Brace

For those familiar with racing, they know that with more G-force comes more frame stress. Every frame could use the extra support to keep it stabilized. How did UMI Performance assess this issue? They recently brought out their chassis brace for the ’64-’72 A-Body and ’70-’81 F-body. A simple, bolt in installation that takes roughly 15 minutes depending on how time consuming … [Read more...]

Making The Link: Sub-Frame Connectors and X-Brace

The uni-body cars of yesterday had some downfalls. While they are lightweight and provide a smooth ride, they flex - a lot. We've heard stories where cars were drag raced and every time they made a pass down the strip, the doors shut differently. With a big enough motor and big enough tire, you could damn near twist these cars into a pretzel. For the Chevrolet platform, this … [Read more...]