Have you ever thought about how the correct rear axle ratio affects your Corvette’s performance? First, learn what ratio you have hidden away in the differential housing. Early Corvettes (1960-1970) may have many different ratios; later Corvettes had fewer choices, in an effort to boost fuel mileage, and by the mid-80s performance gear ratio options […]
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.
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 gas charge from the oil charge. Together […]
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.
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 before the first bushing is […]