QA1 – A December 2016 Featured Exhibitor

QA1 specializes in providing performance shock absorbers, carbon fiber driveshafts, suspension, rod ends, spherical bearings, ball joints and other related items to a variety of markets including: circle track racing; drag racing; street performance; street rodding; construction, fitness; agriculture and packaging equipment; as well as several other industrial markets.

Founded in 1993 by Jim Jordan, QA1 introduced rod ends and spherical bearings specifically for the performance racing industry, quickly becoming the #1 name in rod ends, spherical bearings, custom linkages and similar products to the motorsports industry.

With the purchase of Hal Shocks in 1998, QA1 started manufacturing shock absorbers for the drag racing market. In 1999, QA1 introduced racer revalveable and rebuildable shocks for circle track racing, saving racers time and money. Over the next six years, QA1 fine-tuned and expanded its product offering by adding several shocks and struts engineered for street performance and circle track applications. QA1 purchased Carrera Shocks in 2004, making QA1 the #1 manufacturer of performance racing shocks. In 2011, QA1 acquired Edelbrock’s suspension line and CAP Auto Products, further expanding its line of fabricated suspension components.

Always on the cutting edge of technology, QA1 recently introduced its Advanced Materials Division, offering in-house filament winding of carbon fiber and similar materials, to provide driveshafts and other products.

QA1’s ability to impact sales to the automotive racing and performance markets has been rapid. Inc. magazine twice ranked QA1 Precision Products, Inc. in its top 500 list as amongst the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States.

With continued focus to fine-tune and expand its product offering of American-made high performance suspension components and carbon fiber driveshafts, QA1 has grown to be a household name in the performance aftermarket.