Grand Touring Suspension 1970-81 F Body
Need a complete suspension system for the budget minded? Look no further than our new Grand Touring suspension package. Our goal with the new GT system is to create a front and rear suspension that will vastly improve the handling characteristics of your vehicle on a budget most anyone can afford. Centered around using your GM frame, this complete package is designed to give you all the adjustability of coilover shocks combined with tubular front control arms with re-engineered geometry and backed by the huge improvement of a Torque Arm performance rear suspension. Read more about this superior rear suspension, Click Here
GT Front Suspension Package includes-
- Speed Tech Tubular Upper control arms.
- Speed Tech Tubular Lower Control Arms.
- Chicane Coilover Conversiion Kit
- Viking Double Adjustable coilover shocks for either Small Block/ LS or Big Block motors.
- Shocks allow for up to 2 1/2" of ride height adjustment.
- Speed Tech T6061 billet tie rod adjustment sleeves.
- Shock thrust bearing and adjuster wrench kit.
- 1 1/8" chrome moly tubular front sway bar.
- All new mounting hardware.
GT Package rear suspension includes:
- Front Torque Arm X Member.
- Torque Arm.
- Upper Rear X Member / Shock Mount.
- Viking Double Adjustable Shocks and Coil springs.
- Articulink Trailing Arms, powder coated Gloss Black.
- Billet Aluminum Pan Hard Bar, powder coated Gloss Black.
- All Rear Axle Housing Brackets.
- Complete Hardware Kit and Installation Instructions.
Torque Arm upgrade options include:
- Powder Coating in black, gun metal grey, silver, or bronze.
- Any width 9" Ford or 12 Bolt GM axle housing with brackets welded in place.
- 9" Ford axle can be ordered empty or complete, >Click here< for more details!
- New! Viking Crusader Autocross valved Coilovers.
- Ridetech Single or Triple Adjustable Coilovers.
- Wilwood or Baer brakes available.
- In House Product Installation.
**When ordering rear axles, brakes and/or powder coating colors other than black, please call us at 435-628-4300 for help customizing these components to your needs.
Mounts are available for three specific axle applications:
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GM 8.2" or 8.5" 10 bolt axles found commonly in muscle cars from the early 1960's to late 1970's. These rears were most common in small block applications in cars like Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas. The 8.2" was in the earlier cars, 8.5"s were available around 1970.
GM Car 12 Bolt axles were commonly found in GM muscle cars, most commonly found in big block applications. Note in the diagram that the 12 bolt car and truck rears are quite different.
Ford 9" axles that have factory Ford clocking bolt locations on the front pinion mount (A.). Some aftermarket axles have Ford or non-Ford clocking. We have mounts that fit Strange, Moser and Currie. Be sure to tell your sales rep what brand axle you have!
Axles that will not fit our torque arm mounts- GM Truck 12 bolt, GM BOP axles, GM 7.5" (G-Body/ S10), GM 7.625" ('82-'98 Camaro/ F Body), Ford 8.8"
For Torque Arm Rear Suspensions-
For most average Pro Touring Camaros seeing only occasional track days the Torque Arm performs flawlessly even without a rear sway bar. For those that will hit the track more often and run either our ExtReme front subframe or a fairly large sway bar on our Pro Touring or your GM subframe we recommend adding our Torque Arm rear sway bar kit to further enhance your car's handling! This bar is a frame mounted, tubular type 7/8" bar that is three-way adjustable for 138, 170, and 215 lb. spring rates and is sized and shaped to clear our Torque Arm assembly. See below to order.
Viking, a new heavy hitter in the shock market, is our main line we match to all of our suspension kits such as our Chicane Coilover conversion. Based on a double adjustable twin tube design, they are available for the average street driven and occasional autocross Pro Touring car in our standard Viking Warrior shocks, and for those that will see a little more track time and want the best valving available, the new Viking Crusaders will more than meet the need. Viking builds a top of the line shock at a fantastic price and value, and that's why we like them so much. To learn more about the specifics of Viking's different types of shocks, >> Click Here <<.
Ridetech's mono-tube nitrogen charged shock provides a great ride quality with fade free performance. A larger 1.834” piston rides on a 5/8” chrome shaft through an oversized rod guide providing improved piston rod stability. A specially contoured composite gas separator cup optimizes dead length and ensures proper nitrogen/oil separation. The clear anodized impact forged aluminum body provides superior strength, while the unique pinch clamp height adjuster uses finer thread for easy adjustment.
The single adjustable shock (A) allows for easy simultaneous adjustment of compression and rebound.
The triple adjustable shock (B) has a single rebound adjustment and a DUAL high and low speed compression adjustment. A remote reservoir allows easy installation in a variety of applications.
Ridetech Singles can be ordered below, for Ridetech Triples please call us at 435-628-4300 for help choosing the proper shock accessories.
For those of you who may be trailering the car, or maybe you just like to be prepared, add on a set of our bolt on tow hooks to your order. These laser cut and CNC formed brackets bolt right to your rear axle housing and eliminate the need to wrap chains or straps around the rear axle or frame rail. These hooks are designed for use with Speedtech Torque Arm rear axle brackets but may be fitted to other applications with similar bolt hole spacing. Order below.
Application: 1970-1981 Camaro, Firebird **
** Note: Order kit according to year below, 1970-1974 OR 1975-1981
Some 2nd Gen Camaro driveline tunnels require some slight modification to clear the 12 bolt axle front pinion mount. This is not an issue with 9" Ford axles. Please see "Torque Arm Install" instructions at the bottom of the page for details.