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72 THE SHOP JULY 2016 PERFORMANCE W ith dedicated, friendly customers that want their old cars to go fast and ride right, the Pro-Touring market is definitely on a roll. Autocrosses and similar competitions allow young and old alike to mix the best of both worlds—combining new technology and classic rides for maximum performance and enjoyment. Manufacturers are excited about the potential of Pro-Touring, and shops should be too. It's an exciting, growing market with various price points for entry and lots of areas for upgrades. Focusing on a few—from chassis and engines to wheels and tires—here's an Tour Tour Tour Force Tour Force Force Tour Force Tour de The Pro-Touring market keeps showing that new technology and old cars go great together. update on what's happening in Pro-Touring and how it could possibly help your busi- ness. SPEEDTECH PERFORMANCE St. George, Utah Blake Foster President Our hottest product for the Pro-Touring market is … … subframe and chassis replacements. Although our tubular control arms are a hot ticket as well for the entry-level or street cruiser crowd. The serious performance enthusiast is opting for a subframe/rear sus- pension package on the first- and second- gen Camaros, and for the C10 and Chevelle crowd we have a full replacement chassis. Its best features include … … the geometry! We are a suspension design and manufacturing company. And we feel if the geometry is not right, then what are we doing? Some of the improvements we build into our bolt-in control arms are minimal, as there is only so much you can do. We move the upper ball joint 4 degrees to increase the static caster, and use offset cross-shafts to help set the camber. The tubular con- struction and Delrin bushings improve the • • • Compiled by Jef White • • •

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