When it comes to performance upgrades for your vehicle, GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes is the only name you need to remember. Our experts can take your ride to the next level with suspension, brakes, engine and exhaust modifications. We custom design solutions to suit your needs and budget.
Whether you feel the need for increased speed, or you want your car turning heads, here at GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes, we have the knowhow to achieve your goals. Conveniently located in Southport on the Gold Coast, we can create the perfect custom modifications to enhance your car’s design and performance.
There are many advantages to be gained from quality modifications. You can significantly improve the handling performance and responsiveness of your vehicle by upgrading your car’s suspension. Modifications to your engine and exhaust systems can increase your torque and power.
For many motor enthusiasts, a vehicle that rolls straight off the showroom floor just doesn’t cut it. Thankfully, our specialist car mechanics know exactly how to take your ride from bland to slammed, with a range of options to suit your needs and the needs of your vehicle.
There are several ways we can increase the road handling performance of your vehicle. Wider wheels and tyres not only look great, they give you improved road grip and handling ability. High-performance shocks, springs and/or coilovers can give you a firmer ride and ensure your tyres stay in contact with the road over slight bumps and road deviations at high speeds.
Upgrading the suspension on your vehicle will also give you the ride height you are looking for, whether it be fully jacked or slammed to the pavement. Changing the anti-roll/sway bars to ones with a larger diameter gives you greater vehicle levelling and optimises tyre/road surface contact. Replacing your front suspension’s fixed rubber mounts with adjustable strut top mounts (also known as camber plates) gives a greater alignment range and allows for finer tuning and better road handling and cornering.
Converting the rubber brake hoses to Braided lines in a vehicle retains the brake hose integrity for longer by reducing the bulging to the rubber hose caused by heavy braking and extreme temperatures.
Early model vehicles with four wheel drum brake systems are far less efficient than disc brake systems. A front end conversion from drum to disc will have you stopping on a dime. If you already have disc brakes fitted to your vehicle, these can be upgraded to bigger discs and high-quality callipers to give you even more stopping power. This is essential if you are planning to increase your engine capabilities.
The two directly related components to the engine output are torque (measured in newton metres) and power (measured in kilowatts or horsepower). Increasing either or both will give you a faster and more powerful vehicle. Typically, an engine operates as such, a piston moves down allowing air at atmospheric pressure to be drawn into the combustion chamber, in a specific ratio it combines with fuel to produce energy through combustion from a spark plug. To improve a car’s performance, our skilled car mechanics can make this combustion more powerful by modifying your car’s engine to accept more air and fuel, while still maintaining the delicate balance of fuel and oxygen.
Torque is the measure of the twisting force or ability an engine has and works as a better measurement of how quickly your car will accelerate, while horsepower is a better measurement of your cars top speed.
If you want to increase your power without changing the torque, there are numerous options. A supercharger pressurises the air above atmospheric pressure, in effect condensing the oxygen particles to allow more fuel into the chamber and creating a larger combustion. High quality air filters allow more airflow into the engine while also blocking impurities and contaminants to create a more efficient air/fuel combination.
Cold air kits transfer cold air into the internal combustion engine, increasing engine performance due to cold air being denser than warm air. This supplies more oxygen for a more dynamic combustion. These are just a few of the diverse range of modifications our specialist car mechanics can implement to take your vehicle to the performance level you desire. Call the team today to discuss your options.
In addition to ‘under the hood’ custom vehicle mods, we are also able to carry out expert body modifications to enhance the appearance of your ride. Body kits and other design modifications can improve both the aerodynamics and performance of your vehicle, in addition to simply looking really good. No matter the type of vehicle you own, we can improve it with a quality body design modification.
If you are building your dream car from the ground up, GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes can provide you with all the parts and industry knowhow you need. Our workshop also houses a few of our own projects, keep updated with their progress on our gallery page.
Our car mechanics are experienced with all kinds of body lift kits. No matter the make and model of your vehicle we can customise a body lift kit you’ll love. We’ve performed some of the most complex and unique body lifts in the world! Ask our expert staff about what we can do for your vehicle.
We know each and every one of our customers with custom cars and custom modifications share our passion for cars. This is why we take care to only offer expert engineering and the highest level of customer service, to ensure your standards are met.
If you would like to learn more about the range of custom vehicle mods we offer, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 07 5532 3772, or come and see the team at 72 Ferry Road in Southport on the Gold Coast for all your steering, suspension, brake and car mechanic needs.
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