When a company has been around for 45 years, that’s quite an accomplishment. Especially, if those 45 years involved building parts for hot rods. Satisfying the buying public can be a daunting task, and if you’re good at it – like Total Cost Involved Engineering (TCI), those first 45 years can seem to fly by.
It was way back in 1974, when TCI Founder and President, Ed Moss, turned his passion into a successful classic-car restoration business. Today, the company has become the first place many hardcore Camaro, Nova, and Firebird high-performance enthusiasts look to for innovative products to enhance their rides.
Not one to copy others, Ed began with a clean-sheet-of-paper approach to develop chassis and suspension components that would improve upon the factory offerings. The goal was delivering a more solid foundation for performance, drivability, and safety. Today, that philosophy has evolved into state-of-the-art systems that bring out the full potential of every Camaro and Firebird produced from 1967 through 1981, and every Chevy II and Nova built from 1962 through 1974. Whether your exploits occur in a straight-line, while carving the twisties, or you just want a solid and comfortable-riding classic, TCI has the precision components to help your GM project exceed your expectations.
“I’m so proud of our technical sales advisers, engineers, welders, and machinists,” said Moss. “Many have worked with us for 20 years or more…they truly are experts, and they know the importance of what quality engineering means to each customer they serve.”
During the last 45 years, TCI has perfected the fabrication processes and research and development techniques employed in its modernized, 32,000 square-foot facility. Those processes create second-to-none products that provide satisfied customers with precise-fitting and high-quality suspension and chassis components. The company continuously tests many of its products for drivability and performance standards on challenging tracks and real-world roadways across the country.
“We made a promise at our founding: To partner with each customer to help them build the perfect ride, each time,” Moss explained. “Comfort, performance, and safety is at the heart of every part we manufacture. It always has been and always will be. That’s our promise to our customers and ourselves.”
Each craftsman at TCI takes quality very seriously. The company has earned numerous design and track-performance accolades over the years, including the coveted “Manufacturer of the Year” Award from SEMA-SRMA.
The customer relationship goes much farther than just selling a quality product. TCI is proud to offer the best warranty in the classic car and truck restoration industry: A six-year/60,000-mile warranty on wear-and-tear items. Plus, there is a lifetime warranty on any part manufactured in-house. TCI strongly feels that quality doesn’t cost, it pays dividends for all.
When it comes to quality and customer service, I rely on TCI components. I put heavy miles on this particular car, and the absolutely bulletproof parts are quite affordable. Total Cost Involved gets my vote and will be in many of my projects to come. – Matt Weber – 1964 Nova SS “Sinister”
TCI invites all of its past and future customers to help celebrate its year-long 45th Anniversary party by coming out to the various events and car shows the company attends. Additionally, you can learn more about the company’s products by clicking here. You can also find out about how they will be giving away specially designed anniversary merchandise. Finally, don’t miss entering the raffles for suspension and other valuable prizes. See full details at Total Cost Involved Or call a TCI Sales Engineer today at (866) 925-1098 to learn how to enter and win.