Of all the body styles produced by Mopar, the B-bodies are some of the most recognized and sought after vehicles by many enthusiasts. Of the various reasons B-bodies are so popular, one of the biggest factors is that B-bodies were the flagships of the Chrysler Corporation during the heyday of the muscle car era, and as such they were raced in many highly popular Stock Car and Drag racing classes. Chrysler definitely exploited the "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" philosophy of the time and engineered some of the best designed cars of the era specifically to win races.
Since winning races meant press coverage, the Mopar B-bodies got lots of exposure which led to some of the best sales numbers of any Chrysler products. So it's really no wonder there are so many B-bodies around today since they were some of Chrysler's most popular automobiles. But while true performance cars like the Road Runner, Super Bee, GTX, and R/T models were fairly well-rounded with stiff suspension and decent brakes, many of the lower models that are being built by enthusiasts today have woefully inadequate engines, brakes, and suspensions. Given also that by today's standards the mid-size Mopars of the '60s and '70s are anything but mid-size, they present some special considerations when being turned into street/strip machines. Follow along and we'll show you some tricks to make your B-body perform its best.