Installing QA1 Suspension’s New Front Crossmember Coilover Kit
In our previous issue, we took this 1968 Chevy C10 out for a final ride on the antiquated suspension it had bolted to the frame. This particular truck is still in amazing shape after having performance upgrades installed more than 10 years ago, which is impressive to say the least. It looks great while cruising down the road, but if you’re sitting inside the cab, you would understand why we’re redoing the work. Modern technology and extremely intelligent engineers have increased the level of products available for these classic icons.
For this suspension swap, we turned to QA1 Motorsports with an eye directly on the company’s new front crossmember suspension. This kit converts our truck to rack-and-pinion steering along with coilovers all the way around, giving it a squatted look along with a very high-performing feel.
We are also swapping the engine with a factory pullout from a 2018 Chevy truck. The 6L engine will have nothing more than an updated cam and some new plugs and wires before being bolted between the framerails and connected to the rearend through a 6L80E transmission. Thanks to the incredibly advanced design, this suspension is completely bolt-in from front to rear aside from cutting the C-notch.
We 100% recommend anyone with some basic mechanical know-how to install the kit themselves using a little bit of time, patience, and research. We’ve already got the old suspension out of the truck, so it’s time to install the new parts from QA1. Let’s go!
Modern technology and extremely intelligent engineers have increased the level of products available for these classic icons.