QA1 specializes in providing performance shock absorbers, rod ends, spherical bearings, struts, springs, 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.
With over 83,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Lakeville, MN, QA1 is proud to offer an extensive line of American made shock absorbers and accessories. Experience in value-added global sourcing for aluminum forgings and impact extrusions contributes to our ability to provide the highest quality components at economical prices.
With several engineering and manufacturing experts on staff, coupled with international manufacturing alliances, QA1 is uniquely positioned to partner with its customers in order to provide timely delivery of quality products at very competitive market prices.
QA1 continues to evolve its business in order to better service the increasingly diverse needs of its customers in the industrial and motorsports industries. With a wide-ranging product line, the ability to meet OEM custom requirements, and economical prices, QA1 has constantly focused on exceeding its customers' expectations.
History in Motorsports
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.
QA1 also supplies a variety of products to various industrial markets, including agricultural, lawn and garden, construction and more. Our expert engineering, design and quality control personnel, coupled with our international manufacturing alliances, allow us to lead the way in providing quality and consistent products at competitive prices. With over 6,500 SKUs, QA1 has the selection to fit any industrial need. We offer a variety of connection components, including: rod ends, spherical bearings rod eyes, linkage adjusters, ball joints, shock absorbers, tube adapters, spacers, filament wound tubes, custom products and more.