Classic Performance Parts
Believe it or not, CPP says the heart of their Pro-Touring kit is actually the 500 Series steering box. A direct replacement for the factory power steering box, the 14:1 ratio provides smooth operation and excellent road feedback. Add in the rest of the Stage I kit; upper and lower tubular control arms, front springs, front shocks, front and rear sway bar, and rear traction bars, or the Stage II kit with coilovers, and you've got a potent bolt-on kit.
Stage I kits are $1,899; Stage II kits are $2,199
KISS-Keeping it Sorta Stock
Want to keep your F- or X-body close to stock, but still significantly alter its performance? There are options out there that can make your stocker handle like never before-even with original parts.
Sometimes all it takes is the right sway bar combo to transform a car's attitude through the twisties. No one knows this better than the sway bar exerts at Addco; they've been producing them for every muscle car under the sun for years. The word on the street is that they're set to release the world's first line of carbon-fiber sway bars that weigh a tiny fraction of steel, yet offer better performance.
Starting at $116.95 for steel
Auto Metal Direct
Digging up original rust- and damage-free subframes can be a pain, especially in certain parts of the country. Auto Metal Direct has you covered now with their exact OEM reproduction subframe for F- and X-body cars. Correct cutout holes, bends, brackets, and even weld beads will ensure no one will know it's not original.
With just one part number the Hyper-Flex Master Kit can replace all of your major suspension bushing with Energy Suspension polyurethane. The key is higher urethane durometer that allows less compliance while still allowing enough isolation to be ride friendly. They're impervious to oils, fuel, road salts, and atmospheric conditions-and nearly impervious to the ravages
of time, unlike stock rubber.
Performance Suspension Technology
The Performance Matched Mega System Level 4 gets all that rotten rubber out and replaces it with PST's Polygraphite graphite-impregnated urethane bushings and front end parts. Level 4 includes the Super Front End Kit, PST pitman arm, 670-series 12.7:1 fast ratio steering box, G-Max lightweight tubular 1 1/8-inch front and solid 7/8-inch rear sway bars, G-Max lowering springs (2-inch front, 1 1/2 rear), four KYB shocks, and Polygraphite subframe mounts. Drop Spindles are optional.
$1,999 with free shipping
Performance Suspension Technology
Rick's First Generation Camaro
Rick's First Generation Camaro supplies factory-appearing components with a little urethane where it counts to take the slop out of your original suspension and not break your wallet. This takes the factory suspension one step further than stock with a basic upgrade kit that swaps in urethane on the upper and lower control arms and sway bar endlinks. The major wear components like the idler arm, pitman arm, ball joints, and tie- rod ends are made to stock specifications.
$389.99 to $459.99
Is your entire suspension worn and in need of replacing? Performance Online's Stage 2 performance rebuild kits include stock or 1.5-inch drop coil springs, stock or 2-inch drop leaf springs, three-way adjustable shocks with your choice of three valve ratios (front 90/10, 80/20, 70/30; rear 30/70, 40/60, 50/50), and front and rear sway bars. Tubular upper and lower control arms with Polypro polyurethane bushings are available separately.
$899.99 for the Stage 2 kit, $944.99 for the tubular arm kit with shocks and springs
"Just like there's more than one way to cook an egg, there's not just one right way to make an F- or X-body stick a corner."