We love our old GM trucks, but the chassis is one step evolved from an apple cart. If you own a Chevy or GMC truck from back in the day, you can have your cake and eat it too. By combining your old cab with a state-of-the-art modern chassis, you can bring your truck into the 21st century and retain all the old-school charm.
Total Cost Involved is proud to announce the availability of its new 1963-1987 C10 Pro-Touring Chassis, which is the fruit of 47 years of design and engineering expertise. The chassis is made of eight laser-cut components made of U.S. steel that is fixture welded and ground smooth. The chassis fixture is also used to add front and rear cross members and a center section.
Compared to the factory frame rails, TCI’s Pro-Touring Chassis features wider rails ahead of the cab and narrower ones behind it, providing more room for headers and steering components. The shocks are mounted outside the frame rails, maximizing roll stiffness, and providing enough space for massive tires.
The center section adds rigidity to the chassis, and allows a 3” round tube exhaust to fit with room to spare. The rear frame rails are stepped 8” to provide an extremely aggressive ride height and a low center of gravity. With 335/30R18 tires on all four corners, the frame rails are 4.5” off the ground, making the 1963-1987 C10 Pro-Touring Chassis the most well-thought-out chassis available in the market.
TCI is committed to its customers and promises to deliver the perfect ride for them. Accordingly, the Pro-Touring IFS comes standard with the chassis. The American-made front end provides the ultimate in handling, weight savings, and strength.
It is based on TCI’s Custom Modular truck spindle, bolt-on steering arms, and proprietary geometry maximizes comfort and performance. Spindles come with 12” rotors and calipers and can be upgraded to 13″ or 14″ Wilwood 6-piston Brakes. Heavy-duty componentry is used throughout to provide years of top performance. The upper control arm mount design provides easy camber and caster adjustments. The front crossmember is raised, ensuring ample ground clearance with a significant ride height drop. Ridetech 1,000,001 mile warranty adjustable coilovers come standard up front.
The torque arm rear suspension is designed to eliminate suspension bind that occurs when cornering with the stock conventional leaf spring suspension and aftermarket 4-links. The torque arm features a telescoping slider at the front of the unit that rotates as the car goes through suspension travel and articulation, allowing the car’s handling to be controlled by the coil-over shocks and the rear sway bar with no suspension binding variables. Go here for more info.
There are three height adjustments on the axle brackets in one-inch increments, and adjustable link bars allow fine-tuning of the wheelbase, providing excellent axle control for today’s modern high-performance engines. Link bars and coilovers are mounted outside the narrowed rear frame rails to provide better roll control, and the rebound adjustable 1,000,001-mile Ridetech coilovers provide outstanding performance and reliability.
The company uses Currie Enterprises‘ complete 9-inch Ford rear-end to ensure quality and reliability. TCI Engineering fabricates all of its 9-inch Ford rear-end housings in-house using only high-quality 100% Curries 9-Plus rear-end components, modeled after the popular factory 9” Ford housing that is now nearly extinct. The 9-Plus is made with premium-grade formed steel, with strength and rigidity increased by using thicker gauge steel. The housing comes with 3” O.D. x .188” wall 1026 D.O.M. steel tubing and 100% new billet. Go here for more info.