The Trailing Arm Suspension that came factory on some Chevrolet C10 pickup trucks may not have performed to the level we are used to today, but it was a suspension system from which many race and high performance suspension systems evolved. Because of that, there have been a lot of iterations, whether those found in NASCAR over the years or in many custom hot rods. But the one thing that everyone can agree on is that the factory geometry and components just aren’t enough for today’s hot rods and customs trucks. Fear not however, because you can now buy the ultimate C10 Trailing Arm suspension, with several shock and spring configurations, from the gang over at KPComponents. A division of Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, KPComponents specializes in trucks, trucks, and more trucks, so that they can keep the heart and soul of those trucks while providing the ultimate ride and handling packages.
Here is all the info from KP on their bolt in Trailing Arm Suspension for Chevrolet C series trucks from 1963-1972.
Simple, effective and tough… KP Components trailing arm suspensions improve the handling and stance of your Chevy C10 or GMC pickup. The heavy-duty crossmember and boxed trailing arms provide controlled and predictable handling characteristics without wheel hop under hard acceleration. Three different spring configurations are available to best suit your project. Performance focused builds may opt for VariShock coil-overs, whereas those wanting a bit more style can select air bags or even air-spring shocks for the best of both worlds. All three suspensions are available with a panhard bar or watts link locater for use with GM 10- or 12-bolt, or Ford 9-inch rear ends. With the exception of trimming for the recessed notch integrated into the frame brackets, installation is an extremely simple bolt-on process. Trailing-arm crossmember and frame rail brackets are positioned using existing chassis features and secure with included Grade 8 mounting hardware. Pricing, options, additional images and instructions for system and components are available online.
For complete details visit www.KPcomponents.com or call (888) 388-0299.
- Data Sheet – www.cachassisworks.com/Attachments/DataSheets/KPC_TAXXX-C31_DS_WEB.pdf
- E-Store – www.cachassisworks.com/c-1447-trailing-arm-suspensions.aspx
- Online Press Release – www.cachassisworks.com/cac_press_KPC_TrailingArmSuspension.html