When you think about lowering your Muscle Car, historically the most overlooked component is the shock absorbers, with many Muscle Car owners simply leaving the factory units installed as a "good enough" after thought. However, when you lower your Muscle Car, many of the components that you will use reduce the effective travel of the shock absorbers and can render your OEM shock absorbers virtually useless.
This results in not only poor ride quality & reduced driving enjoyment, but a large safety concern. The first time you need to perform an emergency maneuver like swerving to avoid a child, animal or another vehicle on the road, you will quickly find out exactly what that means.
Excessive body roll and an incredible amount of front lean on braking, and rear dip on acceleration are all effects of a shock absorber (or more appropriately named damper) that is not working correctly as it is out of its element or operating range. You have effectively tied the dampers hands behind its back, not enabling it to do its job and control or dampen the movements of the suspension.
Belltech's parent company KW automotive is a world leader in shock absorber technology and is relied upon for their expertise in suspension tuning by some of the world's most demanding OEM and Aftermarket companies such as the ACR Viper team at Chrysler, Mercedes AMG, and Novitec Ferrari. KW automotive engineers in conjunction with Belltech Engineers have spent countless hours designing and tuning a complete new line of shock absorbers exclusively engineered for Belltech Muscle Car applications.
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Belltech engineers focused their attention on tuning the low speed compression characteristics of this shock absorber, which is responsible for controlling your Muscle Car??_s pitch and roll, dive and squat to help keep you confident and in control. The "Progressive" rebound tuning will complement large aftermarket wheels, keeping the ride smooth but firm and in control.
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When it comes to upgrading the overall performance of a vehicle, one of the best upgrades anyone can do is upgrade their suspension. It allows you to improve the vehicle's handling for a better driving experience and improve its stance, giving it a meaner, more aggressive look.
Changing your factory suspension can also improve driving comfort, perfect for those who travel long distances. Now there are multiple companies out there that offer suspension upgrades. Some are better than others. And one of those brands that excel in this department is Belltech Suspension.
Belltech has built a reputation in the automotive industry for producing some of the best lowering kits available on the market. Belltech’s lowering kits are known for their ability to safely, effectively, and efficiently lower a truck.
Each Belltech lowering kit, Belltech shock, and Belltech suspension system allows you to customize your truck so that it is ideally suited to your driving needs. It’s the perfect combination of form and function, so your vehicle can look good, stand firm, and deliver a high-quality ride every time.
Belltech’s story is the perfect definition of the American dream. Over 35 years ago, a small company in Fresno, California, had an idea to build the “best performing” lowering suspensions for the Chevrolet pickup. Fresno had been a haven for lowered vehicles, and trucks were abundant there. Trucks of all kinds were being lowered; however, their suspensions were quite terrible and not roadworthy.
Springs were being replaced with new ones not meant for the application. At times, they were even cut and heated with torches at local muffler shops to achieve the lowered stance that was considered to be cool. While the result was an attractive stance, the ride quality was terrible, and comfort levels dropped dramatically.
Belltech had a better idea: build a spindle where the wheels are higher, but the rest of the front end geometrically remains the same. And that’s precisely what they did. Belltech came up with a spindle that launched the Sport truck craze in America.
Belltech’s success in the late 80s and 90s made it possible for the company to grow from a modest beginning to a larger manufacturing facility with a satellite warehouse. In 2015, the company expanded to its current 75,000-plus square-foot operation in Clovis, California. It allows them to cater to the increasing demands of the market.
Belltech has the experience, expertise, and technology to conquer any obstacle when it comes to lowering kits. Belltech has been producing lowering kits for more than three decades, providing customers with high-performance lowering kits that look good and perform incredibly well.
As the truck trend grew, more and more owners wanted their vehicles equipped with Belltech lowering kits. It allowed Belltech to expand its lineup and offer lowering kits for more makes and models. There is a Belltech lowering kit for most trucks and SUVs from premium manufacturers like Dodge, Jeep, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota.
Even if you are not in the market for a complete Belltech kit, Belltech offers a wide selection of suspension components covering everything from lowering, leveling, lifting, and OEM replacement parts. It includes lowering blocks, anti-sway bars, shocks & struts, coilovers, spindles, springs, torsion bar keys, leaf springs, flip kits, shackles, and hangers.
No matter what your lowered truck suspension needs are, Belltech is here with products to satisfy every desire. If you are interested in getting a Belltech lowering kit or other shock or suspension component, Vivid Racing can help.
We offer a wide selection of Belltech suspension products, including coilovers, driveshafts, drop/lift kits, leaf springs, shocks, springs, sway bars, and more! If you are interested in learning more about Belltech Suspension, please call us at (480) 966-3040. We look forward to working with you on upgrading your vehicle’s suspension for a more aggressive appearance, comfortable ride, and an overall difference that you can feel.
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