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Help Rutledge Wood Finish His Power Tour Camaro!

Rutledge Wood Camaro

Top Gear on History co-host and all-around nice guy Rutledge Wood has a problem. He got himself a killer 1968 Camaro that he will be driving on the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour this June. The car was one of two stunt cars driven by Rut’s Top Gear pal Tanner Foust in the movie Need for Speed.

The Camaro has a Chevrolet Performance LS3 crate engine hooked to a Tremec five-speed and a 3.73-geared Currie Enterprises Ford 9 inch rear axle. Suspension consists of a Heidt’s Mustang II front setup and leaf springs out back. Brakes are Wilwood discs with a ‘drift brake’ for doing burnouts and donuts.

Sounds like a great combination, right? For Rutledge, it’s almost there. He’s not thrilled with current rear suspension. He’d like to put in better seats. And the wheels are not quite to his liking.

Since he’s having quite the time figuring out what to do, Rutledge would like your input. We’re going to give you some ideas for the suspension, wheels, and seats. You pick the ones you like; we’ll tally up the results and the parts with the most votes get put on the Camaro. It’s like building the car without paying for it!

You can place your vote May 3 through May 5 at Rutledge’s Facebook page, Summit Racing’s Facebook page, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page. You can also send a note to Rutledge via Twitter. We’ll let you know which parts got the most votes.

So help a fellow gearhead out and be a part of a cool Power Tour ride. If you need more convincing, watch the attached video from Rut himself and then check out the parts options below!


A. Rear Suspension—Choose ONE Package

Option 1: Hotchkis Leaf Spring Package
Leaf Spring Package with Bushings (HSS-2407C)
1.5 Street Performance Series Shocks (HSS-71020012)

Option 2: Heidt’s Four-Link Package
ProG Four-Link Kit (HDT-RC-101-WT)
Stabilizer Bar (HDT-SB-009)

B. Wheels­—Choose ONE

Option 1: Forgeline ZX3, 18 x 9.5 (FGM-ZX31895)

Option 2: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 18 x 9.5 (ARE-4058957350)

C. Seats—Choose ONE

Option 1: TMI Sport R Pro-Series Seats, Houndstooth Insert (TIP-50000057)

Option 2: Summit Racing Seat Pro Pack with Scat 1000 Seats (CMB-27-0003)

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56 Comments

  1. Jon Knight says:

    A. Rear Suspension—Choose ONE Package

    Option 2: Heidt’s Four-Link Package
    • ProG Four-Link Kit (HDT-RC-101-WT)
    • Stabilizer Bar (HDT-SB-009)

    B. Wheels­—Choose ONE

    Option 1: Forgeline ZX3, 18 x 9.5 (FGM-ZX31895)

    C. Seats—Choose ONE

    Option 2: Summit Racing Seat Pro Pack with Scat 1000 Seats (CMB-27-0003)

  2. Rickey Riley says:

    A:Option 2 B: option 2 C: option 1

  3. Ron Range says:

    A: Option 2
    B: Option 1
    C: Option 1

  4. Alfredo Jacquez says:

    A:option 2
    B:option 2
    C:option 1

  5. jmcoville says:

    A: Option 2
    B: Option 1 (Come on torq thrusts are on everything…)
    C: Option 1

  6. A.2
    B.1
    C.1
    Ship it!!!

  7. Mark Tinsley says:

    A:option 2 B: 2 and 2 for C aswell……..tourqe thrust are a must!

  8. A.2
    B.1
    C.1
    Ship it!!

  9. A. Option 1
    B. Option 2
    C. Option 2

  10. Option 2 on all 3.

  11. a.2
    b.1
    c.1
    makes it nice!

  12. A. Rear Suspension Heidts Bolt-In 4-Link Kits RC-101-WT B. Wheels­ American Racing VN405 Torq-Thrust II Polished Wheels C. Seats Summit Racing® Seat and Seat Bracket Pro Packs 27-0003

  13. Option 2
    Option 2
    Option 2

  14. Option 2
    Option 2
    Option 1

  15. Aashir Aasif says:

    A. Rear Suspension

    Option 1: Hotchkis Leaf Spring Package
    • Leaf Spring Package with Bushings
    • 1.5 Street Performance Series Shocks

    B. Wheels

    Option 2: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 18 x 9.5

    C. Seats

    Option 1: TMI Sport R Pro-Series Seats, Houndstooth Insert

  16. Jim Strawser says:

    Option 2 on all 3

  17. A: option 1 B: option 3 ( keep the big ralleys) C: option 3 keep it stock!

  18. Dave Williams says:

    2
    1
    1

  19. Choose the best in order upon how the car will be driven and upon what make stand out from a normal 68 camaro!

  20. Kenneth Briggs says:

    Ken 2 1 1

  21. A2
    B1
    C1

  22. A2
    B2
    C1

  23. A. Option 2
    B. Option 2
    C. Option 1

  24. Option 1 for all.

  25. I say just get the four link and call it a day it’s a beautiful car already

  26. A2
    B2
    C1

  27. Don Turner says:

    A. Option 2, B. Option 2, C. Option 2

  28. A. Option 2
    B.Option 2
    C.Option 1

  29. Option 1 and for the rest luv the car

  30. Jc millette says:

    2
    1
    1

  31. 2
    1
    2

  32. Randy Kuhnhoff says:

    Option 2
    Option 2
    Option 2

  33. kevin bartoe says:

    2 2 1

  34. Jeremy bentley says:

    Options 2, 1,1

  35. David Binon says:

    Options 2 2 1 get my vote if it still matters

  36. Laurence says:

    Options 2 2 2
    It’s what I would use on my 68 Camaro if I was going for the Power Tour.

  37. A. 2
    B. 1
    C.1

  38. 2
    1
    1
    Hard to pass up on hounds tooth seat inserts.

  39. Gary chase says:

    2
    1
    1

  40. Jacob Davis says:

    2
    1
    1

  41. Anthony Venditti says:

    A. Option 2
    B. Option 2
    C. Option 1

  42. 2
    2
    1

  43. Jacob Schlaberg says:

    A. Option 2: Heidt’s Four-Link Package
    • ProG Four-Link Kit (HDT-RC-101-WT)
    • Stabilizer Bar (HDT-SB-009)

    B. Option 2: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 18 x 9.5 (ARE-4058957350)

    C. Option 1: TMI Sport R Pro-Series Seats, Houndstooth Insert (TIP-50000057)

  44. Matthew Schoenberger says:

    2
    2
    1

  45. jackie varney says:

    2,2,1

  46. A – option 2
    B – option 1
    C – option 1

    Good luck Rut! Can’t wait to see when it’s finished!

  47. Brent white says:

    A-2
    B-1
    C-1

  48. 2.
    2.
    1.

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