Posts Categorized Suspension

C5 (97-04)

1997-2013 Shock Absorber Information and Replacement

1997-2013 Shock Absorber Replacement By Chris Petris Shock absorbers are considered a consumable product with a limited lifespan here’s why… The C5 Corvette shock absorbers and C6 Corvette shock absorbers are both Mono-tube design. Mono-tube shock absorbers construction begins with a single cylinder (tube) filled with hydraulic fluid. Another piston is used to separate the… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

Corvette Rear Suspension Bushing Installation and Component Installation

By Chris Petris Petris Enterprises This is the third installment of a C4 suspension overview series. Click to view the first article, Click to view the second article. In this installment, we tackle the rear suspension bushing installation and component installation. So far I have covered all the C4 suspension disassembly and have the front… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

C4 Suspension Overview

  By Chris Petris This is the first installment of a C4 suspension overview series.  Click to view the second article,   Click to view the third article The fourth generation Corvette was a radical departure from General Motors early Corvette engineering.  It eliminated a perimeter frame to support the suspension and driveline.  Two front frame rails integrated into the… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

C4 Corvette Tackles One Lap of America Endurance Race

Story and photos by Chris Petris The Brock Yates’ One Lap of America endurance race, formerly known as “The Cannonball,” consists of a variety of challenges on the dry skid pad, drag strip, and racetrack. It is the equivalent of the Hot Rod Power Tour with track challenges at each stop. However, it is grueling… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

C5/C6 Corvette Suspension Tech: Coilovers vs. Leafs

What follows has been reprinted with permission from Corvette Online. Written by Clifton Klaverweiden. Almost from the very start, the Corvette has been the performance flagship for Chevrolet, showcasing the best in power, handling, and overall performance General Motors has to offer. America’s Sports Car has evolved over the years to incorporate all sorts of… Read more »

C1 (53-62)

Brake Pad Bedding Procedures Explained

  Brake pad bedding defined Brake pad bedding involves heating a brake rotor and pad, through braking, to a specified temperature in order to allow the formation of a transfer layer.  In order to maximize braking performance, brake pads must be bedded-in with their brake rotors.  Following the bed-in procedures provided by the manufacturer will… Read more »