Racing & Performance

QA1 Teams with Hollywood Hot Rods® for Traditional-Looking Performance Shocks

Lakeville, MN [October 23, 2014] – QA1 has teamed with the legendary Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods® to release traditional-looking, adjustable shocks for street rods.

QA1 President, Melissa Scoles is excited about the team-up, “Troy has been great to work with. His expertise as an award-winning street rod builder has been invaluable as we worked together to design this new series of shocks.”

QA1 Releases 4-Way Adjustable Shocks

Lakeville, MN [July 29, 2014] – QA1 Precision Products, Inc., a leader in performance shocks, suspension components and rod ends, is excited to release the Quad Adjust Shock, a 4-way adjustable shock for the street performance and racing market.

This 4-way adjustable shock features independent rebound and compression adjustments at both low and high shock speeds. These adjustments allow you to fine tune your suspension for low shock speed situations, such as corner entry and exit, and high shock speed situations, such as hitting bumps or curbs. These adjustments give you maximum tunability, keep the tires on the ground and improve control.

QA1 Introduces Revolutionary Mopar Rear Suspension Conversion System

Lakeville, MN [October 28, 2014] – QA1 is proud to introduce the new Mopar Rear Suspension Conversion System, a bolt-in conversion from leaf springs to coil-overs.

Available for 1967-1979 Mopar A-body vehicles with an 8 3/4” rear axle assembly, this revolutionary system replaces leaf springs with a 6 link suspension. The 6 links replicate the geometry of the tried and true 4 link, while still mounting to the existing locations on the chassis.

“This system provides an easy, bolt-in option to replace your leaf springs without having to do any cutting, welding or fabricating,” said Karl Hacken, QA1’s VP of Engineering. “Now you can get the performance that comes with coil-over shocks without taking a torch to your Mopar.”

QA1 Introduces Street Performance Carbon Fiber Driveshafts

Lakeville, MN [October 23, 2014] – QA1 is proud to introduce its line of carbon fiber driveshafts for street performance vehicles. Available for GM and Ford applications, these driveshafts are lighter, stiffer, stronger and safer than aluminum and steel driveshafts.

Currently, QA1’s street performance driveshafts are designed for street use only and are offered in a 3.2” diameter with a variety of lengths and slip yoke options to fit the most popular Ford and GM applications. Driveshafts for drag racing and higher horse powered vehicles are also in development. Because every vehicle is different based on driveline, engine and other upgrades, QA1 is also able to design application-specific driveshafts in their Lakeville, Minnesota facility.

QA1 Introduces Dirt Late Model Carbon Fiber Driveshafts

Lakeville, MN [October 23, 2014] – QA1 is proud to introduce its line of carbon fiber driveshafts for dirt late models. Available in all popular lengths with U-joints and an optional slip yoke, these driveshafts are lighter, stiffer, stronger and safer than aluminum and steel driveshafts.

QA1 is redefining industry standards by performing the filament winding in-house, in Lakeville, Minnesota facility. “Being able to control how the carbon fiber is made is critical,” said Travis Gorsuch, QA1’s Director of Advanced Materials. “We are able to make our products specifically for each application. Instead of just cutting a premade tube to length, we are able to customize the length, wall thickness and weave pattern of our driveshafts to meet each application’s specific needs.”

QA1 Releases Light Truck Shocks

Lakeville, MN [October 23, 2014] – QA1 is expanding its line of Stocker Star shocks to include options for several GM, Ford and Mopar light trucks.

“The light truck performance market is huge and still growing,” said Dave Kass, QA1’s Customer Service Manager. “These shocks are perfect for the guy who wants a simple way to improve his truck’s performance.”

The new and updated shocks are made for the following 2 wheel drive applications: 1967-1987 Chevy C-10, 1988-2000 Chevy C-1500, 1982-2003 Chevy S-10, 1999-2007 Chevy Silverado 1500, 1980-2004 Ford F-150, 1987-2004 Dodge Dakota and 1994-2008 Dodge Ram 1500.

QA1’s Stocker Star shocks are bolt-in stock replacements that offer increased performance. With the ability to choose between double, single, Drag “R” Series, or non-adjustable options, these shocks allow you to get the performance you need for any driving style.



(Mentor, Ohio) October 21, 2014 – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions today launched the Chrome Sweet Chrome promotion highlighting the versatility of vehicle wrap films and how they can be used to create full or partial car wraps. Car enthusiasts can enter the promotion through text message, by completing the form at and in-person at eight partner booths at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, November 4 – 7, 2014. Daily prizes will be awarded in addition to the grand prize, a total vehicle makeover including a full Avery Dennison car wrap, Giovanna wheels, a DUB audio package and a Croftgate cleaning care kit.

Mishimoto Compact Baffled Oil Catch Can, 2-Port and 3-Port

Mishimoto is proud to announce the release of their Compact Baffled Oil Catch Can, available in a two-port catch can or three-port catch can option. With years of oil catch can research and development time, Mishimoto has created the most effective compact oil catch can on the market. The Mishimoto Compact Baffled Oil Catch Can was designed to separate oil particles from the PCV/CCV air that would normally have just been routed back to your intake. The internal air diverter turbulates the air longer and ensures all the oil sinks to the bottom of the can, leaving nothing but clean air to pass through the 50 micron bronze filter to the intake. An internal baffle keeps the collected oil from splashing around under race conditions. This oil catch can features two ports, one inlet and one outlet, for easy installation on CCV and PCV systems.

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Mishimoto's High-Flow Race Line Fans!

Provide your Mishimoto radiator with the maximum amount of airflow with Mishimoto's new line of High-Flow Race Line Fans. Mishimoto Race Line fans were designed for heavy-duty applications where a Slim Line fan just won't cut it. However, this robust fan is still thin enough to fit between your engine and radiator in most applications and provides powerful CFM to cool the largest and most powerful of engines! Depending on your application, this Mishimoto fan can also be reversed and used in front of your radiator. For universal installation, use the Mishimoto Electric Fan Mounting Kit.

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News Release
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
October 22, 2014


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 22, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that ClearPlex®, makers of leading automotive glass protection film, have entered into a multi-year agreement as an associate sponsor of their Verizon IndyCar Series and Tudor United SportsCar programs. In addition, ClearPlex® was named the Official Windshield Protection of RLL, with their proprietary films to be installed on all team vehicles and transporters providing an instant proving ground.

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