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QA1 Precision Products Has A Solution For Updating Your F100’s Suspension
Old School Suspension
When we look to the aftermarket, we’re not just looking for parts, we’re looking for performance solutions. We look to the aftermarket for better ideas on how to improve the performance of our Mustang or other Ford vehicle. Yes, some ideas are better than others, but manufacturers wouldn’t put forth so much investment on solutions that don’t work, or don’t have a place in the market.
One Ford vehicle that is gaining strength and popularity in the marketplace is 1967-1972 F100. We’ve noticed an increase of Mustang owners look to these F100s as a vehicle to further expand their collection, but also use as a parts hauler/show car, and everything in between. Just like their Mustang, though, when a F100 joins the stable, it is not immune to modifications. From engine swaps to suspension upgrades to interior augmentation, enthusiasts will be looking for more performance solutions to help personalize the vehicle to their own specifications.
During our trip to the 2018 SEMA show a few weeks ago we came across QA1, and the company’s new line of F100 performance solutions. Most of the time, when adding a late-model engine, a Crown Vic suspension is pilfered to make quick work of the engine upgrade. Out back, the solution has most often been the addition of a custom suspension. Thankfully, QA1 has covered both ends of the 1967-1972 F100 with these new front and rear suspension systems.
The front suspension consists of upper and lower control arms, upper and lower crossmembers, coilover shocks and springs, and rack and pinion steering. Furthermore, a variety of engine mount solutions are available, including Modular and Coyote mounts. Out back is an available torque arm and panhard bar bolt-in suspension that includes coilover shocks and springs, and adjustable trailing arms.
These components are exactly what this new crop of F100 enthusiasts need. In order to make the F100 more Mustang-like, these QA1 solutions are just what the doctor ordered.
Photography by Michael Johnson