Work horse, heavy-duty, powerful, payload, towing capacity – all words used to describe classic and modern trucks. But, for a truck that in some way shape or form is related to the mighty Ford Raptor, the F-100 were seldom described with words like – sporty, performance, or handling. They were work trucks, and as such were equipped with utilitarian suspension.
Oh, how times have changed. The classic truck scene has always been around, but in recent years enthusiasts have begun to demand more from their trucks. Not only do they want them to look nice, and have a great stance – they also want them to perform. That’s where QA1 comes in!
New for 2019, QA1 is set to release a Bolt-In Front F-100 suspension system for 1965-1972 F-100. Per their press release, the system will be released in early February, but those looking to step up the handling of their F-100 can pre-order now. No more trying to scavenge parts off of other cars to improve the drivability of your truck, QA1’s new system is 100% engineered-from-scratch and guaranteed to modernize the handling of one of Ford’s most iconic pickups.
“Ditch your twin I-beam front suspension for a completely new front end that has been engineered to make your truck handle while giving you the ride height adjustability to dial in the perfect stance. With a front system that’s narrower than a Crown Vic, fitment of larger wheels and tires is no longer an issue, so you can bolt in the handling and performance you’ve always wanted – and use those larger wheels and tires you’ve been eyeing.”
The system saves 150 lbs of weight and provides 3″ to 7″ of drop
“The system saves 150 lbs of weight and provides 3” to 7” of drop, depending on whether stock (3” to 5”) or drop (5” to 7”) spindles are used. The system includes upper and lower control arms, upper and lower crossmembers, adjustable coil-over shocks and springs, rack and pinion steering, and spindles.”
“Looking to upgrade all four corners? Soon to follow the front system is a unique bolt-in torque arm design for the F-100 rear that achieves a 4” to 7” drop. This system maximizes performance without the inherent binding issues of other systems, all while offering unprecedented adjustability.”
“Both systems use QA1 shocks, with the choice between our double or single adjustable shocks. All QA1 shocks are 100% dyno tested and serialized.” QA1 parts also boast a quality only found in products made in the U.S.A. All the components included in the kit are made in Lakesville, Minnesota. For more information about all things QA1, and to preorder, check out their website, here.