There are lowering components on the market with very different agendas. For C10 owners looking to simply lower the ride height of their truck, the amount of quality static drop components is plentiful. For the other segment builders who want the aggressive stance but still long to achieve the added benefit of performance handling, there are also specialty parts readily available to cater to their needs.
QA1’s front and rear coil-over conversion kits have been painstakingly designed to offer nothing but the best of both worlds of suspension ride height and track-proven handling prowess. If that wasn’t enough, these kits also offer plenty of adjustability to better harness and promote maximum performance for many individual suspension needs.
The single or double adjustable coil-over shock featured in the kits offer customizable valving in order to further meet the unique needs of your truck. The upper and lower control arms in the front kit are constructed from heavy-duty 12-gauge steel tubing, and have performance ball joints and low-friction polymer bushings for worry and maintenance-free performance.
The geometry of the rear kit places the coil-overs outside of the frame and closer to the wheel for better overall stability when hitting corners. The adjustable length truck arms allow for setting of the exact wheelbase to meet your truck’s specs. When used in tandem, QA1’s front and rear C10 coil-over conversion packages create a real force to be reckoned with on the road.
To get this party stared, follow as we take a trip to see Joel Rode of Hot Rod Specialties in Upland, CA to transform the driving and handling action of this old ’71 C10. Its old, nearly corroded suspension system was long overdue for a change, and the QA1 kits offered more than enough ammunition to get this truck back into full attack mode. The entire install is completely bolt-on, making it possible for capable weekend mechanics to get the job done in their home garage, which is also a huge benefit.
For further information on QA1’s high-end offering for C10s and other pickup models, visit QA1.net.
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