We then tested the truck on a 100-foot skidpad with the stock suspension. The C10 had a 0.69g, and with the Hotchkis TVS C10 system the g’s were increased to 0.85g. We didn’t get a chance to test the brakes before, but I’m sure you guys know how the stock drum brakes feel and stop like. We did, however, test the brakes after we bedded in the brake pads, and from 60-0 the C10 stopped in 117 feet. We then looked at other trucks to review the stopping results and were surprised when our Wilwood brake-equipped C10 outperformed a 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 at 125 feet and a 2004 Ford Lighting at 123 feet.

With it all said and done I had the opportunity to take a few hot laps with Aaron Ogawa, Hotchkis’ lead engineer, riding shotgun. I have been in several really fast vehicles and can say the C10’s motor was lacking some power, but when hitting the corners the truck stuck to the track without understeer or oversteer. A bolt-in kit that fits well and handles great, how could you go wrong? All in all the truck has a better-looking lower stance and the ability to cruise down the freeway or fly through the local canyons and racetracks. Pretty cool, if you ask me.

Wilwood Engineering
4700 Calle Bolero
CA  93012
Hotchkis Sport Suspension
8633 Sorensen Ave
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670