Last month, we installed Chris Alston’s Chassisworks’ gStreet suspension on the front of Pat McNeil’s clean ’69 Chevelle. Now we’re moving on to the rear suspension; this should make sure all 765 horses stay hooked up on the street and on the track.
Similar to the gStreet’s front suspension, the g-Link rear suspension package is a complete bolt-on system, with the upper and lower control arms, your choice of VariShock coilovers or air springs, spherical rearend bushings, control arm braces, and an antiroll bar. All you need to do is choose between the air spring or coilover shocks, select a spring rate, and decide between single- or double-adjustable VariShocks.
Keeping the focus on straight-line performance, we went with the double-adjustable VariShock coilovers. When it came to the spring rate, Mike Saiki, from Motivational, went with the 200-lb/in VariSprings; this rate would offer the best weight transfer to the rear, all the while helping to keep the tires planted.
Getting 3,500 pounds moving is no easy feat so make sure you stayed tuned for round three, where we take the Chevelle through its paces and show you how well this suspension can perform at the dragstrip!