Modern Performance for Classic Trucks!
Add modern performance to a pickup that was designed for utility. With QA1’s bolt-on front and rear systems, not only can you lower your C1500, but you’ll also have ride height adjustability on all four corners, giving you that perfect level stance. Adjustability options let you tailor the system to create the performance desired, so your truck can handle those corners and curves like a sports car.
QA1 Suspension engineered a unique design offering an adjustable 4- to 7-inch drop that also maximizes performance without the inherent binding issues of other four-link systems. With superior control over suspension movement, you can easily dial in the stance for a smooth ride and great handling characteristics for both street and track. The systems come with a Panhard bar, torque arm, trailing arms, bracket mounts and shocks that are all adjustable. They are truly independent of each other, so you don’t have to worry about one adjustment affecting another. Everything needed is included, all the way down to the hardware. You can fully bolt in this system with no welding required.
Now you can bolt on big suspension performance with ride height adjustability and better geometry with the front conversion system, which integrates control arms with the coilover shocks to lower the truck and allow room for wider wheels and tires. These systems offer control arm weight savings of 25 pounds per side over the stock arms, plus up to 7 degrees of caster and a range of plus-2 to minus-3 camber. The extended upper ball joint also significantly improves camber gain during cornering.
So, the goal is to take a very well maintained, daily driven ’94 Chevy C1500 and give it a new attitude and lower stance. We wanted something that we could drive on reliably every day and not worry about heavy maintenance. Also, we didn’t want to cut into a pristine truck for a step notch or wheel tubs. The decision to swap the factory leaf spring suspension with this QA1 coilover conversion was a no brainer. It was a lot of work and attention to detail is important, but if you have some good mechanical know-how and access to all the tools you will need, we know this is a project you can knock out after a few days of elbow grease and bloody knuckles. Let’s follow along with our buddy Joe as we swap the suspension and carve up some corners.! Sources