Mechanical projects can be fickle. You start simple and before long it is an all-out assault. Our initial intent was to simply replace the leaking brake calipers and possibly the rotors on our 1969 427 convertible but we found ourselves heavy into the wheel bearing grease.
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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 »
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 »
By Chris Petris Petris Enterprises This is the second installment of a C4 suspension overview series. Click to view the first article, Click to view the third article. Once all the original bushings are pushed out and the parts cleaned up bushing installation can begin. There are a couple of things to be aware of… Read more »
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 »