Fresno, California-based Full Throttle Suspension is going, well, full throttle with its new H2 and Chevy Silverado SEMA project vehicles.
The firm's '03 Hummer H2 features Full Throttle Suspension four-link brackets that help the switch from the stock independent frontend to a Dana 60 Ford Super Duty front axle. Full Throttle Suspension owner, Vince Anaya, says he's using the factory disc brakes and is working with Street & Performance to massage the factory computer to allow the end user to reuse the factory antilock braking system. A set of King 2.5-inch coilover shocks with piggyback reservoirs mounted to a new Full Throttle Suspension shock hoop on the front was required to achieve our 16-inch lift. To support the hoops, the company made a cage that runs over the top of the motor and attaches to each hoop for support. To get the front of the Hummer to rebound back to its ride height, plans call to incorporate the King 2.5-inch bumpstops to the front crossmember. The rear suspension consists of a Full Throttle Suspension four-link suspension system and King coilovers. A GM 14-bolt 10.5 axle with the factory disc brakes attached replaces the stock unit. The front and rear axles get 5.13 gears and Detroit Locker third members covered with aluminum differential covers from Concepts Patterns.
The '03 Chevy truck also gets the full-throttle treatment featuring the new Full Throttle Suspension four-link brackets to swap out the stock independent frontend to a Dana 44 front axle with new caliper brackets to retain the factory disc brakes as well as the Street & Performance factory computer mods to keep the factory antilock braking system working. The 18-inch lift shows off the King 2.5-inch remote reservoir coilover shocks attached to the new Full Throttle Suspension shock hoop and support cage system. The Chevy also uses the King 2.5-inch bumpstops. The rear suspension is a Full Throttle Suspension four-link with all the right King stuff attached, as well as a GM 14-bolt 9.5 axle with kit to use the factory disc brakes. Front and rear axles will use 4.88 gears and Detroit Lockers, with Concept Pattern aluminum differential covers.
Both rigs will probably show up at SEMA on a set of wheels that Weld plans to debut at the show. Plans call for wrapping the 16.5x14-inch wheels in Interco 44x19.5x16.5 Boggers. To turn the monster rolling stock, the builders plan to use an AGR Rock Ram hydraulic steering ram.
To get the monster wheels rolling, both the 4.8L and 6.0L engines will be enhanced with Whipple twin-screw superchargers, Gibson Performance headers, an Xtreme Flow exhaust, and an Xtreme Flow computer to tune the sensors to the massive tires and wheels.
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