Chassis, Suspension, and Brake System Videos

1971 Pontiac Firebird BMR Torque Arm & Baer Brakes Install Video V8TV
1971 Pontiac Firebird BMR Torque Arm & Baer Brakes Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - In this installment, the V8 Speed & Resto Crew is installing a BMR Suspension Torque Arm rear suspension kit into our 1971 Pontiac Firebird for increased traction and handling abilities. The leaf springs were comfortable, but when you are pushing over 600 HP, you need control and traction. Then, they in...
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
LSA Powered 1969 Camaro
LSA Powered 1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Detroit Speed QUADRALink Rear Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/louschange - 314.783.8325 - The "Lou's Change" 1969 Camaro is going to be pushing 700 horsepower, so a stock leaf spring suspension just won't do the job. We chose a Currie 9+ housing and center section and a Detroit Speed & Engineering '67-'69 F-Body QUADRALink kit to put the power to the pavement. DSE's 4-link geometry is designed to achieve the best possible handling wh...
2012 SEMA V8TV VIDEO COVERAGE - MARK STIELOW
2012 SEMA V8TV VIDEO COVERAGE - MARK STIELOW "MAYHEM" 1967 CAMARO
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Mark Stielow has been building some of the baddest first-generation Camaros for years, and the latest (called "Mayhem") is another excellent example. This time, he used a 1967 Camaro, and added a wide assortment of cutting-edge tech to make it perform. Goodies include a Brian Thompson built LS7 V8 topped with an LS9 supercharger, Detroit Speed suspension...
1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0 Detroit Speed Deep Tub and QUADRALink Install Video Pt.1 V8TV
1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0 Detroit Speed Deep Tub and QUADRALink Install Video Pt.1 V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 - Now that the Detroit Speed Aluma Frame front suspension had been installed on our 1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0, it was time to start the DSE Deep Tub tub and QUADRALink installation. First, V8TV Fabricator John Moss started out by removing the old section of frame rail so he could weld in the new piece, ...
1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0 Detroit Speed Aluma-Frame Install Video V8TV
1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0 Detroit Speed Aluma-Frame Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com/boss - 314-783-8325 - It's important to determine the intended usage of a car before you choose the parts. In the case of the 1969 Ford Mustang called the BOSS 302.0, the owner wanted a comfortable driving car on the street, but also a competent performer on a road course or autocross track. To accomplish this, we ...
Detroit Speed Subframe Assembly 1969 Camaro Lou's Change V8TV Video
Detroit Speed Subframe Assembly 1969 Camaro Lou's Change V8TV Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com/louschange - 314-783-8325 In this chapter of the Lou's Change 1969 Camaro evolution, we're tearing into the front suspension of the car by removing the front clip and the original engine and subframe. We're replacing the or original subframe and suspension with a Detroit Speed hydroformed subframe and suspension system. http://www.DetroitSpeed.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Ch...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Detroit Speed Subframe Connector Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - Building a well handling car is all about the chassis. We've already put a Detroit Speed Coil Over conversion on our Camaro's front subframe and installed one of their Quadralink systems on the rear end. Now its time to connect the subframe and rear frame rails with a set of Detroit Speed Subframe Connectors that f...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Detroit Speed QUADRALink Install Video Pt. 2
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact (314) 783-8325 - This 1968 Camaro is being built to drive, both on city streets and the in occasional track-day event. To accomplish this, we decided to install a Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension system on the Currie 9+ rear axle assembly. The QUADRALink is a highly adjustable 4-link system utilizing a panhard bar and adjusta...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Detroit Speed QUADRALink Install Video Pt. 1
(314) 783-8325 - This 1968 Camaro is being built to drive, both on city streets and the in occasional track-day event. To accomplish this, we decided to install a Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension system on the Currie 9+ rear axle assembly. The QUADRALink is a highly adjustable 4-link system utilizing a panhard bar and adjustable coil-over shocks. This design eliminates the stock s...
1968 Camaro Countdown to SEMA Show 2011 V8TV Video:  DSE Quadralink Exhaust Path
1968 Camaro Countdown to SEMA Show 2011 V8TV Video: DSE Quadralink Exhaust Path
Our Camaro is fitted with a Detroit Speed & Engineering Quadralink rear suspension system, which can create some challenges regarding our upcoming MagnaFlow exhaust placement. In this update, we show you the beginnings of our solution by modifying our fuel tank. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://...
1968 Camaro Detroit Speed Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
1968 Camaro Detroit Speed Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 -We wanted our 1968 Camaro to retain its classic appearance, but handle and drive like today's best sports cars. To accomplish this, we relied on a Speed 3 front suspension kit from Detroit Speed and Engineering that we obtained through Classic Industries. This kit consists of tubular upper and lower c...
Speed Tech 1970 Chevy Nova
Speed Tech 1970 Chevy Nova "ResurreXion" Video Feature V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This high-tech 1970 Chevy Nova not only sports the Pro-Touring look, but it has the parts to match. Starting with a full Speed Tech suspension system, the car also features aluminum 6.0 LS engine, T56 Magnum transmission, 9" rear end, Forgeline wheels, Baer brakes, and more. Shot at the 2010 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational event. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "...
2010 SEMA V8TV Video Coverage: Detroit Speed & Engineering Chevy II Suspension System
2010 SEMA V8TV Video Coverage: Detroit Speed & Engineering Chevy II Suspension System
Detroit Speed & Engineering took on the task of completely redesigning the Chevy II front suspension system and now offers an improved subframe, control arms, spindles, a custom rack & pinion steering system, sway bar, and more. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -...
2010 SEMA V8TV Video Coverage: RideTech Coil Over Shock Systems, New Catalog
2010 SEMA V8TV Video Coverage: RideTech Coil Over Shock Systems, New Catalog
http://www.v8tvshow.com - RideTech brought out some brand new coil-over shock systems featuring mono tube designs with tons of manufacturing innovations and cool features. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We reassembled our restored front suspension with some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" drive and handle better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control arm bushings with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal deflection and smooth articulation. Then we replaced all the loose steering components with new parts f...
SEMA 2009 Video Coverage: RideTech - V8TV
SEMA 2009 Video Coverage: RideTech - V8TV
Air Ride Technologies recently changed thier name to Ridetech, as the name better illustrates the fact that the company does more than just air suspension systems. Here, we learn all about their new electronically controllable shocks and new Ridepro e3 controller. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https:...
1966 GTO: Final Air Ride Install Notes - V8TV-Video
1966 GTO: Final Air Ride Install Notes - V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The last step in our GTO's Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge suspension system was to install the ride height sensors and Air Pod unit, and connect the wiring to the LevelPRO control unit in the dash. The system takes ride height inputs from the 4 sensors mounted around the car, then the Air Pod combination compressor / solenoid / tank / power unit sends the correc...
Pro Touring 1966 El Camino Autocross Suspension Cam V8TV-Video
Pro Touring 1966 El Camino Autocross Suspension Cam V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Herbert Lumpp's clean 1966 Chevrolet El Camino is set up with a well thought-out selection of suspension pieces and drivetrain parts to make it a competent road-course and street machine. Powered by a big block Chevy engine, it's backed by a 5-speed manual TKO 600 trans spinning a Currie rear axle and rides on a complete Global West suspension system. We shot the car ...
1000 HP FOX Mustang TRZ Suspension Upgrades V8TV-Video
1000 HP FOX Mustang TRZ Suspension Upgrades V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Upgrading rear control arms and a sway bar on a 1000 horsepower 1993 Mustang from TRZ Motorsports. This 1993 Mustang started life as a 5.0 ragtop, a respectable street cruiser at the time, but the owner wanted to take things up a notch or two. So now, its hiding a 1000 horsepower supercharged monster under the hood. The problem is that when you light this...
Detroit Speed Interview SEMA 2008 V8TV-Video
Detroit Speed Interview SEMA 2008 V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Kyle Tucker and the Detroit Speed and Engineering crew released their latest suspension system upgrades for GM A-bodies including Chevelles, GTOs, Cutlasses, Skylarks, and more. We asked Kyle about the parts, as well as how they built 2 of the hottest Camaros out there in just 12 steps each! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 197...
1965 Chevelle Chassis Build V8TV-Video
1965 Chevelle Chassis Build V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We've turned the corner on our 1965 Chevelle build, and we're finally starting to put the car back together. This time, we're re-assembling the newly painted chassis with a complete Hotchkis Total Vehicle System suspension package, along with some newly restored brake hardware and new brake and fuel lines. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The...
Dodge DEMON autocross video V8TV
Dodge DEMON autocross video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum - The crew at G-Force Design Concepts just finished DEMON - a pro-touring style 1971 Dodge Demon built to thrive on the roads. Featuring a complete Air Ride suspension and a crate Mopar Hemi engine, the DEMON makes tons of power and is able to keep it under control. This video was shot at the recent Pro-Touring.com / MuscleRides.com Run Through The Hills IV even...
Quick Tech:  Box Your Arms V8TV-Video
Quick Tech: Box Your Arms V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - So you want the strength of boxed and reinforced suspension parts but don't have the reinforced wallet to make it happen with trick new parts? Or maybe your particular ride does not have an aftermarket beefed-up control arm available. Here's the solution: Box up your stock control arms! Here, we sourced a pair of original GM lower control arms fro...
1966 GTO: Air Ride Rear Suspension V8TV-Video
1966 GTO: Air Ride Rear Suspension V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Installing the rear Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge rear suspension system and Currie 9+ rear axle housing on the 1966 GTO. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
 
Some say these cars are never finished, and that holds true especially when a modified car changes hands. In this case, our customer purchased this killer 1969 Chevrolet Camaro as a freshly completed Pro-Touring machine complete with a slick silver paint job and a very cool red leather interior, but the 700+ HP 540-cube Shafiroff big block Chevy and 6-speed T-56 Magnum transmission are a bit much for the otherwise stock suspension. The huge torque easily overpowers the rear tires, and the handling isn’t up to the expectations of the owner. So, the car was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop so our crew could take the suspension, rear axle, wheels, tires, brakes, and a few other areas of the car to the next level. The big challenge - installing a complete Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension and front subframe, wheel tubs, Currie Enterprises rear axle, Forgeline wheels, Toyo Tires, Holley Performance Products EFI, and more without damaging the beautiful silver paint or messing up the body panel fit. After all, something that looks this good should have the moves to match!
 
Contact us today to bring YOUR car up to speed in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!
 
 

 

This 1993 Mustang FOX chassis started life as a 5.0 ragtop, a respectable street cruiser at the time, but the owner wanted to take things up a notch or two. So now, its hiding a 1000 horsepower supercharged monster under the hood.

 
The problem is that when you light this thing off and mash the throttle, you get loads of tire smoke rather than the speed rush you wanted. The fix is going to be increasing traction, and were starting with the rear suspension and some new parts from TRZ Motorsports as seen in this video.  

 

Hydratech Brake Booster Install Video V8TV
One area of Muscle Car performance that remains tricky is the braking system. Sometimes, even cars equipped with upgraded brakes donít stop as well as you want them to. We found a solution to this problem and a couple others in the form of a Hydroboost brake booster.   Click Read More to see the video!
 
Scarebird Disc Brakes on 1962 Buick Electra

Disc brakes were not available back in 1962, so we’re retrofitting these onto the Buick with the help of some brackets from Scarebird Mechanical, and the remaining parts from RockAuto.com. Scarebird makes rake brackets to converts lots of ‘60s cars to disc brakes using factory components, and RockAuto is a great online parts resource.   Click Read More for details and the video!

The transformation of Project Splitter begins with a quick mini-tub job to gain clearance for the larger rear tires, followed by a major overhaul of the front suspension. Splitter now sits on Global West tubular upper and lower control arms, QA1 coil-over shocks and springs, Baer brakes, CCW Wheels, and Toyo Tires.

 

Our 1965 Chevelle has a 10-bolt rear axle, and while preparing the housing for some detailing and upgrades, we show you how to remove "c" clip-style axles. This is handy if you're changing gears, differentials, or upgrading to disc brakes. It's a pretty simple trick.

 

We want the S71 Oldsmobile to have terrific handling on the street and on in road course and autocross events, so we chose to use the Negative Roll system from Global West for the suspension parts. The Negative Roll system utilizes taller spindles, tubular control arms, sway bars, and special springs to change the front suspension geometry and make a car that keeps the tires planted better when cornering. This is especially important when using new technology tires with large, flat contact patches. Braking is handled by a set of Baer rotors and calipers to bring this machine to a halt - repeatedly - with minimal fade and in short distances.

 

We've turned the corner on our 1965 Chevelle build, and we're finally starting to put the car back together. This time, we're re-assembling the newly painted chassis with a complete Hotchkis Total Vehicle System suspension package, along with some newly restored brake hardware and new brake and fuel lines.

 

Flaring lines for brakes and fuel systems can be a pain, and properly sealing double flared fittings are essential for safety. Traditional clamp-style flare tools can be tricky to master, often times creating imperfect double flares forcing you to re-bend a new line. However, we'll never have a bad flare again in our shop.. this Eastwood Professional double flare tool not only makes perfect double flares every time, but it's so easy to use, you could do it blindfolded. Really.

 

Our 1965 Chevelle project arrived in our shop with a front disc conversion, but we wanted the fade-free stopping power of 4-wheel disc brakes, so we added a rear disc brake kit from OPGI.

 

We're building this car to have awesome drivability, and we wanted to use components that could stand up to some occasional punishment. It's no secret that the Currie 9+ rear axle systems are up to the challenge. We already had the Boyd's Junk Yard Dog wheels and Nitto 555 tires, so we worked backwards and fit the rear axle to the car and wheels. In this case, we used a custom narrowed Currie housing loaded with a Nodular iron center section, 3.25:1 gears, a Detroit Truetrac differential, and 31 spline Currie axles. The Truetrac is a nice piece because it offers smooth, quiet operation, and locks automatically when needed. Once it was painted and installed, we added a Baer Track 13" rear disc brake kit. In front, we again used a Baer Track kit with 13" rotors and dual piston calipers for awesome stopping power. An Eastwood powder coated CPP master cylinder and stainless brake lines from Classic Industries round out the system.

 

In this video series, we're upgrading a 1969 Camaro SS 396 for better performance using an Edelbrock Top End Kit consisting of E-Street Heads, a RPM intake manifold, a mild street camshaft, and the required hardware and gaskets to put it all together. We're adding a Holley Street Avenger Aluminum 670 carburetor for fuel, and an MSD Digital E-Curve distributor for spark. The Camaro will breathe better with a dual MagnaFlow stainless exhaust system, and it will run smoothly on Royal Purple Break-In Oil and Max Gear transmission oil. We're also adding a Centerforce clutch for more grab. Under the car, we're detailing the subframe and suspension with Eastwood Underhood Black paint, and installing Global West Del-A-Lum bushings up front. A Baer Track disc brake kit is going on for better stopping power, and a Chassis Engineering front sway bar will help this car corer better. Follow along as we do all these mods in video.

 

In this video series, we're upgrading a 1969 Camaro SS 396 for better performance using an Edelbrock Top End Kit consisting of E-Street Heads, a RPM intake manifold, a mild street camshaft, and the required hardware and gaskets to put it all together. We're adding a Holley Street Avenger Aluminum 670 carburetor for fuel, and an MSD Digital E-Curve distributor for spark. The Camaro will breathe better with a dual MagnaFlow stainless exhaust system, and it will run smoothly on Royal Purple Break-In Oil and Max Gear transmission oil. We're also adding a Centerforce clutch for more grab. Under the car, we're detailing the subframe and suspension with Eastwood Underhood Black paint, and installing Global West Del-A-Lum bushings up front. A Baer Track disc brake kit is going on for better stopping power, and a Chassis Engineering front sway bar will help this car corer better. Follow along as we do all these mods in video.

 

In this video series, we're upgrading a 1969 Camaro SS 396 for better performance using an Edelbrock Top End Kit consisting of E-Street Heads, a RPM intake manifold, a mild street camshaft, and the required hardware and gaskets to put it all together. We're adding a Holley Street Avenger Aluminum 670 carburetor for fuel, and an MSD Digital E-Curve distributor for spark. The Camaro will breathe better with a dual MagnaFlow stainless exhaust system, and it will run smoothly on Royal Purple Break-In Oil and Max Gear transmission oil. We're also adding a Centerforce clutch for more grab. Under the car, we're detailing the subframe and suspension with Eastwood Underhood Black paint, and installing Global West Del-A-Lum bushings up front. A Baer Track disc brake kit is going on for better stopping power, and a Chassis Engineering front sway bar will help this car corner better.