WE INSTALL RIDETECH’S COMPLETE COIL-OVER SYSTEM
RIDETECH IS A company that produces suspension components that help vehicles handle better and stick more power to the pavement. The company prides itself on its quality coil-over systems that boost the performance of classic cars and trucks. Ridetech has been on an autocross campaign in recent years, and many racers prefer to run its products to help shave time o the clock.
Although we like slammed trucks, we really like to go fast in them. Unfortunately, most air suspension systems can’t handle high horsepower, and most airbag systems are too soft, which causes wheel hop when serious power is applied. If you want great handling in a lowered stance, you’ll need a good coil-over system.
To get a better understanding of how to add one of these systems to a truck, we headed to Switch Suspension in Tempe, Arizona. There we watched as a Ridetech complete coil-over system was installed on Switch’s new project truck, a ’73 Chevy C-10. They even brought in Blake Stone of Stoner’s Speed shop to give them a hand.
The Ridetech kit bolts on, and as you can tell, it changes the whole look of the truck, and just as we expected, the ride quality was dramatically enhanced. Switch also added new front brakes and wheel bearings and installed a set of American Racing wheels. Everything came together in about a day with minimal cutting. This kit can be used with air ride components in place of the coil-overs as well; the choice is yours. ST