Posts Categorized Suspension

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C4 Suspension Overview

  By Chris Petris 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 first ever Corvette uni-body construction.  This made for an interesting driveline mounting installation.  The front suspension subframe was bolted… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

C5 (97-04)

Pfadt Releases the Latest Corvette Coilover Technology

What follows has been reprinted with permission from Corvette Online. Written by Lindsey Fisher. Corvette Central part # 575042 The latest and greatest Corvette coilovers have arrived. Offered by Pfadt, the new feather-light, single-adjustable, coilovers have a new design offering many revolutionary components and benefits. If you want the latest technology for your Corvette, look… Read more »