Our winner for the Chevy Runaround deserved the crown. The decision was based solely on the point score of judge and suspension-rep observations made during undercarriage inspection, in the sand dunes, on dirt roads, and on the highway. No price was factored into this overall winning position, because we wanted everyone to bring out the most impressive kit they had to offer.
CST built an outstanding kit that worked well in every area we tested, but excelled in the sand dunes far enough to give them the win. We realized early on in the program that almost all of these trucks had a very similar suspension design and that it really was going to come down to who had the best valving and shock package. Though lots of guys had done their homework and provided some really well working shocks, the CST guys had their valving right-on for the program we put on that weekend. Their shock package mixed with some prerunner Deaver leaf packs made this truck take to the dirt (and sand) like nobody's business, while giving a pretty darned good highway ride to boot.
Congratulations, CST. You deserve it.