Category Archive: 1320 Spotlight, 1320 Suspension Tech, 1320 Tech Story, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

To Squat Or Not To Squat: How Does a Drag Car Suspension Actually Work And Are You Doing It Wrong?

Drag racing suspension is no different than any other suspension system in that it works on physics. The physics behind a drag racing suspension system vs a road racing suspension system differ in...

Derek Still Has To Do The Ford 9″ Rear end, Radiator, and Ignition for Liberty! Can they still make Sick Week?

They are thrashing like mad in this next video in the series, as they try to get ready for Sick Week and they still have much to do! Derek is back at it, with a big block swap that has to happen if...

World’s Worst 1957 Chevrolet: CHEAP And EASY – 1 Day PRO STREET Upgrade For The Worst 1957 Chevy

We’ve been sharing all the build videos on this DD Speed Shop 1957 Chevrolet project and it’s getting close to done after a jillion hours of welding in dozens of free patch panels. But...

Sub-Zero, The Twin Turbo LS S10, Digs Hard on the Street! – Suspension Upgrades, Full Exhaust, And Test Hits.

The SUB-ZERO S10 is back and ready to rock after a recent stint at the PRI Show in Indy where it was hanging out in the Melling booth. We told you in the last video that these guys weren’t just...

Forgotten Javelin Race Car: OOPS! We Broke it… 401 Powered, Big Tire, AMC Javelin Drag Car’s Hardest Launches Yet!

Rather than just grab this car and make it run and then head to the track, they have been methodical about making sure everything in it is okay before going out and beating on it. They have done this...

:What Does The 1972 Javelin Race Car Weigh In At??? Learning the Suspension Secret Sauce from QA1 Motorsports

With all the stuff that has gone on with the Javelin, one question that Jacob and the crew have been asked a bunch of times is “How much does it weigh?” So while they were getting some...

Finishing Up The Suspension On The 1964 Nova Gasser: Rear End FIASCO – Fire, Grinding, FRUSTRATION. Ford 9 Inch Install

Um, no matter how good the gasser front end works, if you don’t take care of the rear it will look funny and just be a poser. So the Chevy II had to get some more love. However, there were...

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Taking A 1964 Nova From Stock To Gasser With A Speedway BOLT-ON Front End

It used to be a ton of work to build a gasser because getting the front suspension figured out and mounted so it was both drivable and had the right look was not the easiest task. Half of the time...

New Product Spotlight: Tim McAmis Talks About Their Fabricated Axle Housing Blanks. Anyone Can Build A Bitchin Rear With This Setup!

Building a badass custom fabricated rear end for your race car has never been easier thank to the gang at Tim McAmis Race Cars, who have a bitchin Fabricated Sheet Metal housing that is ready for you...

5 Things To Pay Attention To For Your Drag And Drive Suspension: Race Only Control Arms May Not Be Enough

When I started doing Drag and Drive events way back in 2005, the number of people who tried to complete them with cars that featured mostly race-only parts was staggering and that meant lots of them...

Install Video: Ridetech’s New Suspension For The 1962-1967 Chevy II Nova Is Going On A Project Right Here

We transform the little box Nova from a scary fast car to a stable and fun fast car with a completely new bolt-on suspension systems that will use either the Ridetech coil-overs or the Shockwave air...

Ridetech Unveils New Strong Arms For Factory Coils: No Need To Run Coil Overs To Get The Best Geometry And Strength

Not everyone wants to run a coil-over shock setup on their muscle car, even if they want great handling. And what about folks who make subtle upgrades like the Ridetech Street Grip system, but who...

Tech Tip Wednesday: Weight Bias, It’s Not What You Think Anymore!

Back in the day drag racers did everything they could to get as much weight on the rear tires of their cars. With the wheels in the air, traction was at it’s highest, and cars would haul ass....

Want To Make Your Classic Mopar Handle? This Video From QA1 Gives You The Best Suspension Upgrades!

Not all cars are created the same and thank the heavens for that, right? Imagine if we were all just doing the same stuff, using the same parts, and dealing with the same engineering strengths/flaws...