If you're unsure about where to start when it comes to improving your classic Chevelle's performance, upgrading your suspension is a great place to begin. Keeping your car in top condition is crucial, and enhancing your suspension can make a significant difference in your driving experience. 

The good news is that there are some affordable upgrades that have been tested and proven to deliver impressive results. To get the most value for your money, here are some Chevelle suspension upgrades you should consider.


When looking to upgrade your suspension for the biggest impact, start by upgrading your shocks. Adjustable shocks provide greater control over your suspension, allowing you to fine-tune the ride quality and performance to your liking. This upgrade enhances the versatility of your A-body, making it suitable for both track and street driving. The benefits of this upgrade are immediately noticeable and give you the freedom to personalize your car's driving experience. To save money and avoid buying multiple sets of shocks, consider upgrading to coil-overs at the same time as your shock upgrade. For a great option, check out QA1 Pro Coil Coil-Over Shocks which offer adjustable ride height for the perfect stance and valving for optimal ride quality and performance. These shocks work with both factory original control arms and QA1 Control Arms if you plan to upgrade in the future.

QA1 Front Pro Coil Coilover Shocks


New sway bars are super simple bolt-on upgrades that substantially improve the feel of your car. They give you better handling and flatter cornering, and allow you to run a softer spring rate without sacrificing performance if you want a really comfortable ride on the street. Sway bars can be swapped out in a very short time with a couple of bolts and brackets.

52895 FRONT AND REAR SWAY BAR KIT, GM, 73-77 A, & 69-72 G-BODY


Many older cars (especially from the muscle car era) do not have stock alignment specs designed for modern wheels and tires. Upgraded control arms give you modern geometry to improve performance and drivability, with more caster for straight line stability and modern drivability, and more aggressive camber curves for better handling. They also provide weight savings, with tubular designs that are much lighter and stronger than stock stamped steel designs. Upgraded control arms really change the way your car feels as you drive down the road and can save you from swapping out bushings.

QA1 Lower Control Arms


Like front control arms, stock trailing arms leave a lot to be desired. Most are made of stamped steel, which is heavy and flexes under load during hard cornering/launches. Tubular trailing arms add strength while saving weight. You can also get adjustable trailing arms to modify/correct pinion angle as needed.

QA1 Adjustable Trailing Arms with bushings


Upgrading your suspension can make a huge difference in the performance and drivability of your classic Chevelle. Whether you're looking to improve handling, comfort, or both, the upgrades above are a great place to start; while our full-vehicle suspension kits allow you to complete the upgrade all at once.

Ultimately, it all comes down to what you want to do with your vehicle, so feel free to call our tech line at (952) 985-5675 with any questions about your specific car. Find us on social media @qa1motorsports and check out other tech tips on YouTube . Happy upgrading!