HEIDTS is one of the largest aftermarket suppliers in the performance suspension segment, manufacturing high-quality products for those seeking to take their cars to the next level. They set themselves apart from others in the products that they offer, however. While they manufacture direct bolt-in components using the OEM pick-up points and geometry, they’ve also made a name for themselves by engineering model-specific independent front and rear suspension systems for hot rods, street rods, trucks and classic muscle cars.
Already offering kits for the ’67-69 and the ’70-81 Camaro/Firebird, it was only a matter of time for them to open up the doors for the ’82-02 third- and fourth-generation cars as well. Though the hardware for the ’82-92 cars made their official unveil at a previous SEMA Show, the package they now offer for ’93-02 F-bodies is entirely new.
It not only replaces the weak rear axle, but it takes the handling and cornering capabilities to another level; it’s perfect for those vehicles that make substantial power, see regular abuse and like to get put into the apexs. It’s a part bolt-in, part weld-in suspension system that allows adjustability in ride height, firmness and camber at all four corners.
In recent weeks, we actually paid a visit to HEIDTS with Project Phoenix, our 2002 Trans Am, for a complete suspension overhaul. Out went the OEM 10-bolt, stock k-member and our complete suspension for the entire gamut of the HEIDTS catalog. We took the car to Autobahn Raceway not too far from the HEIDTS facility, for some before and after testing and the results spoke for themselves. We’ll get into all of the specifics in the coming weeks in a full video write-up, but the wait will be worth it!
From sway bars and a K-member, to a complete package that includes coil-overs, a brake upgrade, a rear differential upgrade, subframe connectors and control arms, HEIDTS can set you up with a simple unit-roll bar package, to a complete system that will transform your vehicle into a full-on corner carver.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.