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We In­stall Ridetech’s Com­plete Coil-over Sys­tem

RIDETECH IS A com­pany that pro­duces sus­pen­sion com­po­nents that help ve­hi­cles han­dle bet­ter and stick more power to the pave­ment. The com­pany prides it­self on its qual­ity coil-over systems that boost the per­for­mance of clas­sic cars and trucks. Ridetech has been on an au­tocross cam­paign in re­cent years, and many rac­ers pre­fer to run its prod­ucts to help shave time off the clock.

Al­though we like slammed trucks, we re­ally like to go fast in them. Un­for­tu­nately, most air sus­pen­sion systems can’t han­dle high horse­power, and most airbag systems are too soft, which causes wheel hop when se­ri­ous power is ap­plied. If you want great han­dling in a low­ered stance, you’ll need a good coil-over sys­tem.

To get a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how to add one of these systems to a truck, we headed to Switch Sus­pen­sion in Tempe, Ari­zona. There we watched as a Ridetech com­plete coil-over sys­tem was in­stalled on Switch’s new project truck, a ’73 Chevy C-10. They even brought in Blake Stone of Stoner’s Speed shop to give them a hand.

The Ridetech kit bolts on, and as you can tell, it changes the whole look of the truck, and just as we ex­pected, the ride qual­ity was dra­mat­i­cally en­hanced. Switch also added new front brakes and wheel bear­ings and in­stalled a set of Amer­i­can Rac­ing wheels. Ev­ery­thing came to­gether in about a day with min­i­mal cut­ting. This kit can be used with air ride com­po­nents in place of the coil-overs as well; the choice is yours.

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