QA1’s Tubular Crossmember For 1963-1987 GM Trucks

We love old GM trucks but let’s face it, they have ancient suspension technology and ride like an old apple cart. QA1 has developed a Tubular Crossmember for 1963-1987 Chevy and GMC full-size trucks have everything to convert your frontend to coilovers and a tubular crossmember with rack-and-pinion steering. Already have QA1 coilovers and control arms? There are kits that adapt your current parts to be used with the cross member.

Full C10 Crossmember Kits

This is a great way to overhaul your suspension in one go, giving you adjustable ride height to achieve the perfect stance with up to 8 inches of drop. What’s more, it does this while dialing in the ideal ride quality and performance for your application, and reduces weight by 140 pounds compared to stock.

 

Rack-And-Pinion Steering

Powered rack-and-pinion offers quicker steering and a tighter feel. Plus, you will have increased steering angle when fitting larger wheels and tires, as well as improved geometry for enhanced drivability.

Increased Ground Clearance

The crossmember and control arms make your under-cab rails the truck’s lowest point. Adjustable upper shock mounts increase travel for a great ride and performance, even at low ride heights.

Adjustable Shock Valving

Choose from three shock options to achieve your ideal balance of adjustability, ride quality, and performance.

  • Single-adjustable shocks make it easy to tune your ride quality in seconds with the twist of a knob.
  • Double-adjustable shocks offer independent rebound and compression tunability. Great for trucks that will see track time or drivers who really want to dial in ride quality on the street.
  • MOD Series shocks offer advanced high-speed and low-speed adjustment for maximum tunability. The modular valve packs and force curves are made for top-tier drag racing and pro-touring drivers.

Easy, Bolt-In Installation

The crossmember comes powder coated and ready to install. No need to cut or weld your frame. It easily locates the steering rack, and you can choose mounts (sold separately) for common engines.

Modular Engine Mounts

Choose from modular engine mounts (sold separately) that allow you to reuse your existing transmission mount and driveshaft. Kits are available for small-block Chevy, big-block Chevy, and LS applications. DIY mounts are also available if you want to customize the location of your engine.

Front Sway Bar

The optional front sway bar (sold separately) adds even more cornering capabilities. It reduces body roll and keeps your tires planted to give you more grip in the turns.

C10 Crossmember Retrofit Kits

If you’re already running QA1 control arms and coilovers, you’re in luck. This kit was designed specifically to be backward compatible with their control arms and shocks. The kit will include everything you need to replace your stock crossmember while gaining the benefits and features listed above. The kit adds 2 inches of additional drop range and will take another 70 pounds of weight off the front of your truck. The kit also includes hardware to adapt your existing front sway bar to the tubular crossmember.

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Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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