Wishbone Rear Suspension for 1988-1998 C1500 Pickup Trucks

1988-1998 C1500 Rear Suspension

For Immediate Release

May 31st, 2019


Ridetech Releases Wishbone Rear Suspension for 1988-1998 C1500

Your 1988-1998 C1500 sport truck just became much more sporty thanks to Ridetech’s Wishbone Rear Suspension System. The comprehensive design features an upper cradle with heavy duty C-Notches and shock mounts. The cradle accepts a “Wishbone” upper link that eliminates the need for a Panhard bar or other lateral locating device. The Wishbone bolts directly to either 10 or 14 bolt rear end housings. Lower links feature Ridetech’s patented R-Joints. The advanced rod end design offers long service life with zero binding and no noise. Compared to the platform’s original leaf springs, Ridetech’s Wishbone system dramatically improves ride quality and handling and accepts either coilovers or Shockwave for air suspension. Adjust ride height to suit your preferences and wheel/tire combination.

Ridetech engineered heavy-duty C-Notches to ensure that your lowered sport truck can still carry a load and tow a trailer. The notches are reinforced in multiple planes to maintain structural integrity while improving axle to frame clearance. The complete system is engineered for 100% bolt-on installation with zero welding and minimal cutting. All components are made in Indiana by enthusiasts and powder-coated for longevity.

With prices on early and Square Fender” C-10s escalating, it’s time to take a good hard look at the 1988-1998 C1500 platform. Also known as GMT-400 or “OBS” (old body style), these trucks feel more sporty than other generations of GM full-size pickups. These trucks are affordable and respond well to upgrades.  With Ridetech’s new wishbone rear suspension, you have another reason to get an early C1500.

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A fabricated Wishbone attaches to a unique bolt-on cradle by way of a heavy-duty ball-joint which, in turn, secures to reinforced C-Notches. The other end of the Wishbones bolts to your truck’s axle housing.
Heres an overhead view of the Wishbone cradle and C-Notch Assembly. You get a good idea of how it all bolts together. Complete instructions are included along with templates for making the C-Notch cuts.

About Ridetech  

Ridetech high-performance suspension components and systems improve the handling and ride quality of muscle cars, trucks, hot rods and late model performance vehicles. Ridetech offers a wide range of premium products including air suspension systems (air ride), coilovers, shock absorbers, tubular control arms, coil and leaf springs, sway bars, roll bars and much more. Ridetech-equipped vehicles have won every prominent award in the aftermarket including Street Machine of the Year, Street Rod of the Year, Truck of the Year, the Ridler Award, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguys Autocross and Hot Rod of the Year. Ridetech is a division of Fox Factory.

About Fox Factory Holding Corp.  (NASDAQ: FOXF)

Fox Factory Holding Corp. designs and manufactures performance-defining products for on-road and off-road vehicles and trucks, side-by-side vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles and bicycles. The Company is a direct supplier to leading power vehicle original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). Additionally, the Company supplies top bicycle OEMs and their contract manufacturers and provides aftermarket products to retailers and distributors. 

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