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QA1 Announces New Expansion

March 24, 2021

Gerst has been producing high-end classic Mopar coil-over systems for nearly a decade. The company is known for its innovative designs, top-notch quality, and exceptional customer service.

The acquisition pairs Gerst’s popular Mopar products with the manufacturing capability and distribution of QA1, a leader in suspension solutions for American muscle cars. QA1’s state-of-the-art facility in Lakeville, Minnesota, enables expanded and efficient manufacturing of these products while maintaining the high-quality standards both companies are known for.

“I hand-picked QA1 when I made the decision to partner with another company,” says Carl Gerst, Founder of Gerst Tubular Suspension. “QA1’s quality standards and manufacturing capability made them the ideal partner. Their team is highly passionate and talented - it’s going to be a lot of fun working together on development projects in the years ahead.”

The Gerst products will complement QA1’s current suspension solutions, which are designed to work with factory geometry and torsion bars. The coil-over systems from Gerst appeal to enthusiasts looking for adjustable ride height, giving users the ability to dial in the perfect stance, ride quality, and performance. With this addition, QA1 is able to quickly expand its line of full-vehicle suspension kits for Mopars, with new part numbers being released in the coming months. These new products will be manufactured in Lakeville, MN, alongside other QA1 products.

“Carl has built an exceptional brand and product offering over the years and we couldn’t be more thrilled to add these products to our lineup.” says Melissa Scoles, QA1 President and CEO. “Our team has really enjoyed working with Carl and we are excited to continue that relationship into the future.”

Carl’s experience with Mopars and knowledge of complete suspension solutions is a good match for QA1, which releases multiple new products for various applications each year. Carl will join QA1 at shows and events to continue promoting the virtues of the Gerst designs. Additionally, he will collaborate with the QA1 product development team on future designs

Effective immediately, all Gerst customer service and manufacturing operations will be transferred to QA1. Customers with products on order through Gerst will be contacted soon with details on their orders. In the coming weeks, as manufacturing gets underway, additional product release information will be provided.

For the most up-to-date details on the acquisition and Mopar products, visit


About QA1

Motivated by the idea that experiences were best made behind the wheel, QA1 manufactures high performance suspension and driveline designed for those who #goDRIVEit.

Founded in 1993, QA1 is an industry leader in performance shocks, suspension components, composite driveshafts, rod ends, spherical bearings and related accessories for the motorsports and industrial markets. QA1 has more than 100,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Lakeville, Minnesota. The state-of-the-art facility includes a complete line of CNC machines, hydraulic presses, filament winding and laser cutting equipment that permit all-inclusive shock absorber, suspension component and composite driveshaft manufacturing and assembly operations. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO 9001 standard.

For additional information and a free catalog, call 800.721.7761 or visit QA1’s website at

About Gerst Tubular Suspension

For nearly a decade, Gerst Tubular Suspension has been providing classic Mopar enthusiasts high-quality, American-made coil-over conversion systems.

Unable to find a performance suspension solution for his personal 1971 Dodge Dart, Carl Gerst fabricated his own suspension kit at his farm in Burlington, Iowa. That single kit turned into hundreds more for enthusiasts all around the country and Gerst Tubular Suspension was born. Today, Gerst Tubular Suspension is a national brand, providing products to all the major Mopar muscle cars and pickup trucks.

The company is best known for its innovative designs, exceptional quality, and great customer service.