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Transforming a Classic: Performance Upgrades for the Fourth-Generation Chevrolet C1500

Introduction In 1988, Chevrolet made a profound impact with its fourth-generation RWD pickup truck model, the C1500, also known as the OBS (Old Body Style). Renowned for their robust build and enduring popularity, these trucks symbolize strength, reliability and versatility. And the OBS is a fantastic platform for performance improvements. The fourth-generation C1500, a significant step forward from its predecessor, brought notable improvements in performance, comfort, and technology. Its design,…

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Prowling Around: Make your Prowler corner as well as it looks with coilovers from Aldan American

Photos and story by Cam Benty If you wandered by your local Plymouth Chrysler dealership between 1997 and 2002, you might have spotted what has now become a highly desirable modern Hot Rod, the legendary Plymouth Prowler. These concept cars leapt from engineer drafting table to showroom floor with great fanfare about the time the Dot.Com craze was hot. The brainchild of Chrysler Head Engineer, Tom Gale, Prowler utilizes the…

Fast Forward: Pushing our Chevy C10 into the new century with Aldan American Coilovers, POL suspension parts and front disc brakes

By Cam Benty Photos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson When the first Chevy C10 pickups hit the road back in 1960, they offered a great way to hall hay – and maybe some passengers. Equipped with GM’s classic A-arm suspension, tube shocks and four-wheel drum brakes, they bore little resemblance to the performance suspensions offered on their cars. Now, thanks to parts offered by Aldan American, Performance Online and…

Upgrading the 1964-1973 Ford Mustang for Optimal Handling

Since Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, it has become an American icon, symbolizing power, design, and the spirit of freedom. However, while it offered impressive horsepower, especially in later models, the early Mustangs lacked modern-day handling capabilities. Thankfully, a series of reasonable upgrades can rejuvenate your classic Mustang, allowing it to compete with agility and finesse on the street or track. Drawing on the expertise of specialists like DIY…

A Winning Upgrade Combination for G-Body Performance

Aldan American Coilovers + Spohn Performance tubular A-arms equals amazing handling! Any experienced car builder will tell you, its never just one thing that delivers the best results. Ultimate performance is derived by finding the best combination of carefully selected parts designed to work as a team then carefully tuning them to your personal preference.  Proving that point perfectly is the newest Aldan American/Spohn Performance kit for General Motors G-Body…

This A-Body with Attitude Gets Aldan American Coilovers

Turn your 1964-72 GM A-Body into a handling machine By Cam Benty and Gary Nelson Aldan American coilover suspension kits for GM A-Body vehicles are a complete upgrade that takes a 60+ year old GTO chassis from dinosaur to adept cornering monster. Muscle cars have changed a lot over the last five decades. Arguably, the original, the one that started it all, is considered to be the 1964 Pontiac GTO….

2nd Gen Camaro Suspension Install Guide

This 2nd Gen Camaro Gets Second Chance Handling with Aldan American Coilovers By Cam Benty Photos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson Aldan American upgrades for Gen 2 Camaros that really make a difference While first Generation Camaros/Firebirds may steal all the headlines, the second Generation Camaros/Firebirds that debuted in March 1970 (and continued production through 1981) featured far advanced suspension designs over their first Gen (1967-69) cousins. While both…

Maximum G-Force Mustang

Upgrade your 1964-73 Mustang’s handling with high-tech parts from Aldan American By Cam Benty Photos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson When the Mustang arrived on the American landscape in March of 1964, it cast the die for all the fun to drive, compact, “Pony cars” to follow. With crisp steering, solid performance, and good – for the era – handling, it was a big hit right from the start….

Coiled and Ready to Strike

Upgrade your C5-6 Corvette with coilover suspension components from Aldan American By Cam Benty Photos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson Unquestionably, the Corvette is an amazing performance car right from the factory. But as all car enthusiasts know, there is always room for improvement.  But why would you even think to change a Corvette suspension? That’s because Chevrolet factory engineers are tasked with building a suspension than is everything…

Twice as Nice: Double Adjustable Coilovers from Aldan American give you ultimate handling control

Step-by-Step Coilover Install: 1972 Chevy Chevelle (A Body) If you’re curious about what tools and skills are needed to install coilovers, this guide is for you and you’re going to be surprised by how easy it is. Today we’re walking you through a coilover install on A Body vehicles — a 1972 Chevelle –using Aldan American springs and double adjustable coil overs. *Note that single adjustable coil overs are also…