Project Rebirth 1971 Suburban Part 2: Stopping with Style
Baer Brakes, Intro Wheels, Nexen Tires, and Lowboy Motorsports Take Our Project to Another Level
If you read last month's issue of Truckin, you know Project 71 BRBN is underway. The nearly five-decades-old Chevrolet has undoubtedly seen its share of good roads and bad during its lifetime. Now, it has modern suspension components underneath to handle all future travels courtesy of QA1 and CPP. This month, we bring you once again to Mesa, Arizona, and Lowboy Motorsports, where we kicked off the rebuilding of our three-door cruiser.
Since the stance, body roll, and road damping have been vastly improved, it was time to make sure our project stopped at will while looking good doing it. We turned to the folks at Baer Brakes for their expertise to get the heavy, old Suburban braking smoothly and upgrade the overall appearance. Their system for the front, which is designed to work with our new CPP spindles, comes with 13-inch rotors and T4 calipers. In the rear, a 12-inch kit replaces the factory drums. And a new Remaster master cylinder and adjustable proportioning valve replaces the stocker.
With the big brake upgrade, our old 15-inch wheels no longer fit, but we never planned for them to. Our new 22-inch rollers from Intro Wheels are wrapped in Nexen Tires then bolted up, changing the outward appearance of this hot-rod-style hauler forever. While we found some more odds and ends that needed to be fixed in the future, this part of the install was pretty straightforward, and the crew at Lowboy Motorsports knew just what to do when we ran into some minor obstacles. To find out what can be done for your next project, check out Baer Brakes, Intro Wheels, Nexen Tires, and Lowboy Motorsports to find out what can be done for your truck project.