Project Silver Bullet gets yet another upgrade in the form of a set of Strange Engineering adjustable shocks and struts, a Cobra Jet spring kit from American Muscle, and a one-piece driveshaft. Details are inside!
Brakes & Suspension
We upgraded the underside of our automatic 2013 Mustang for track use with a full complement of parts from Chassis Engineering. These provide a measure of chassis support along with at-track adjustability.
In this tech article we discuss in-depth the use of carbon fiber in brake systems and more specifically, in drag racing applications, touching on heat management, wear, service life, and optimum use.
Join us for a walk-through of the installation of a lightweight K-member and spindle-mount suspension package, including Santhuff struts, Racecraft components, Strange carbon brakes, and Mickey Thompson wheels.
With over 590 hp making it to the rear tires we turned to Lakewood Industries to help give Wild E Coyote’s rear tires more bite, and improve our project Mustang’s overall chassis stiffness. Inside, we install a complete rear suspension update and even do a video on it!
We’ve all been guilty of treating brake fluid like most fluids under the hood. We do this because it can be such a hassle to spend time bleeding the brakes. But we quickly learned from talking with the brake experts from Phoenix Systems that flushing or bleeding your brakes doesn’t have to be a pain in the rea
In this tech feature we take a look at some of the key differences between street car and drag racing brakes. We also take a look at the offerings from various companies in the realm of street/strip brakes.
When it comes to American muscle cars, there is no limit to what can be done with a pro-touring goal. That is unless you’re hindered by time, money or ability to create your perfect car. But lucky for you first-generation Camaro fans, Chassisworks just recently added to their line of 1967-1969 Camaro parts.
If you own it, you should drive it. We’ve fit into that group of enthusiasts for years and aim to get every ounce of driving pleasure out of our project cars. That’s why we recently set our “Y2K” project Corvette up with a C5 Line Loc Kit and a LNC-002 Launch Control system from Lingenfelter.
After a brief hiatus, we’ve turned our attention back to Project Grandma with the installation of new spindles and steering arms from TRZ Motorsports and brakes from Aerospace Components for a return to the street after a tour of duty on the strip.
When it came time to choose brakes for our Project Blown Z Camaro, there was really only one choice: Moser Engineering’s new Performance Drag Brake kit. Moser didn’t just copy another manufacturer’s kit; they started with a clean sheet of paper and designed these new brakes from the ground-up.
Many misconceptions, outdated thought processes, and pure oversights exist regarding the preparation of a stock suspension Mustang, and to rectify that, we’ve compiled a list of suspension pointers and tuning techniques to cater to everyone from the beginner to the seven-second showmen.
There are a number of offerings on the market, but one company – Afco Racing – decided to put it’s extensive experience to the party by introducing a brand new Mustang strut. Let’s take a look.
Is that new cold air intake going to help your tow vehicle get your race car to the track or will that new sway bar? In our book, our vehicles are not worth the risk. A safer and more stable haul wins out over the handful of potential horsepower. We explain why here.
They might date back to the automobile’s frontier-crossing wagon forefathers, but leaf springs are still a viable suspension system for all sorts of traction conditions. We’ll show you some quick and cheap tricks to maximizing your classic muscle car’s suspension.
We’ve attacked ten of the most commonly asked questions regarding shock absorbers in drag racing, from how to select and set them up to how you can extend their lives and get the most from your shocks, with input from such industry experts as AFCO, Varishock, QA1, and Strange Engineering.
We performed a mad thrash in an attempt to squeeze the car into the 9’s at the end of the season, with a 9.94 at 134 MPH. The mad thrash taught us a few things, so we went right back to our friend Dave Zimmerman and his group of craftsmen at Team Z Motorsports for a few additional chassis updates to Project 666.
The rear suspension of a vehicle shouldn’t be a place to cheap out. With 1000 HP, we needed a way to transmit all that power to the pavement. We installed an Autoworks mini tub kit, 9-inch from Strange, suspension from Calvert, Wilwood brakes, and Weld wheels rapped in M/T drag radials into our ’65 Mustang
High performance shocks notably improve the overall responsiveness of the chassis. Just like tires and springs, shocks can make an incredible difference in a car’s ability to hook up and launch. That’s why Killer Kong – our ’69 Dodge Charger R/T project – scored a set of QA1 double-adjustable shocks.