TCI Engineering Pro-Touring Pickup Chassis
TCI ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF its all-new Pro-Touring pickup chassis. Built to fit 1948-1956 Ford F-100s, the new chassis began with the TCI tried-and-true 8-inchtall main frame rails that follow the original F-100 frame profile. The company took a decade of hardcore auto-crossing and road-racing experience and integrated that technology into a new Pro-Touring IFS, using custom designed TCI spindles with bolt-on steering arms. This allows maximum performance from the suspension geometry. This new Pro Touring IFS still utilizes over-the-counter brakes, ball joints and rackand- pinion, so replacements are readily available. Ridetech million-mile warranty coilovers are standard equipment. The TCI Pro-Touring IFS will provide the ultimate in handling, weight savings, strength, ground clearance, along with a broad range of alignment adjustments.
Moving to the rear, a torque arm rear suspension was designed to eliminate the bind that occurs when cornering using the stock conventional leaf spring suspension. The torque arm features a telescoping slider at the front of the arm that rotates as the vehicle goes through suspension travel and articulation. This allows the handling to be controlled by the coilover shocks and the rear sway bar with no suspension-binding variables. The kit also allows for a lowered stance and greater rear axle control, dramatically improving the handling. You also have the ability to fine tune the ride height further with the Ridetech adjustable coilovers. All TCI Engineering products come with a dual warranty (six-year, 60,000-mile warranty on wear and tear), and any items built in house by TCI Engineering come with a lifetime warranty.
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Munssey Speed & Design
Little do they know it, but Munssey Speed actually inspired our F-100 SEMA build this year with one little meme (for real!). Some text laid over a picture of carbon fiber can be a powerful motivator with words that read: “For the classic American farm truck with an Italian supercar identity crisis.” This rang true in so many ways and we wanted to embody that statement to the fullest! Munssey creates carbon fiber works of art for the classic truck industry and has recently pumped up its catalog of bump-side F-100 offerings. The company now offers everything from carbon front bumpers, gauge bezels and headlight trim rings, all the way to new bump-side fenders and soon-to-come hood options. Teaming up with Munssey for this year’s SEMA, you will definitely see more and more F-100 wizardry happening here soon. Stay tuned!