Precision Welding N’at

Posted in Fabrication, Roll Cages on July 13, 2010 by dominationchassis

welding porscheA few weeks ago, we found Domination Chassis‘ founder hard at work on the vintage 911 Porsche. (Many thanks go out to the Porsche’s owner for flying the Domination flag with some custom stickers!). For any of you that have tried on the mask and held a tig rod in your glove, you know that welding is a fine art. We snapped a few candids of Jay in precarious positions as he put some pristine touches on the 911’s roll cage. More photos to come…

Git on Yer Soap Box

Posted in Marketing on June 25, 2010 by dominationchassis

1972 Dodge Demon

Posted in Brands, Customer Cars, Fabrication, General Service, Goodmark, Services, Shop Projects with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by dominationchassis

Today, the Goodmark fuel cell is installed. Alot of love went into this gorgeous “Hemi-orange” Demon…check back for a full write up! In the mean time, peruse the photos and leave a comment if you have any questions.

Porsche 911E: Race Ready!

Posted in Customer Cars, Fabrication, Roll Cages, Services, Shop Projects with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2010 by dominationchassis

race ready porsche 911This beauty came to us in need of a roll cage and fuel cell mount for weekend racing. The ’71 911 E, with its self-supporting bodywork, front independent suspension on transverse links and damper struts, longitudinal torsion bars, rear independent suspension on lateral links and transverse torsion bars, make it a classic choice for weekend SCCA racers across the country.

‘”They’ve got faster, all three of them”, promised an English Porsche brochure showing the 911 models (911 S, 911 T and 911E of 1970). In fact a capacity increase from two to 2.2 litres had increased the performance of the engines in the 911 T, E and S models, but the torque gain was predominantly responsible for increased thrust at the lower speeds.’

We installed a custom roll cage and fuel cell mounts and brackets, but not prior to removing the interior dash and seats to make sure they stayed clean while we enhanced the 911’s safety features. Scroll down for more photos of the project, and see even more on our main site, Domination Chassis.

The New Website is Live!

Posted in Marketing with tags , , on February 25, 2010 by dominationchassis

We have been working with the guys over at Higher Images lately to get some photos of our recent work and customer’s cars. You will now be able to search for us faster, communicate with us more effortlessly and see more of what’s going on down here at Domination Chassis. So why don’t you swing on over and give it a look see?

Maximum Motorsports Now Available at Domination Chassis!

Posted in Brands, Fabrication, Maximum Motorsports, Partnerships, Services with tags , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by dominationchassis

Domination Chassis Maximum Motorsports DealerThat’s right. Domination Chassis is now an authorized Maximum Motorsports dealer/installer.  Spring is coming up – be nice to your Mustang and buy her some new hardware! We are offering great specials for a limited time to celebrate this new partnership.

The best in suspension engineering is now available for your Mustang with the MM torque arm.  By converting from a 4-link suspension to a three-link design, your vehicle will have increased traction, exhibit overall stability improvement, and be 100% assured when you hammer on the accelerator out of a corner.
In the stock four-link design, the rear suspension’s upper control arms are trying to do two jobs at once.  Maximum Motorsport’s Torque-arm suspension system separates the functions of the suspension components—each component now only has 1 job, and is designed to perform that one function with no compromises. The MM torque arm controls axle rotation beautifully. The MM torque arm suspension system also allows for complete removal of the rear upper control arms and quad shocks. The resulting three-link design will articulate freely; even during extreme cornering, acceleration and braking.

Backed by Mustang50 Magazine’s recent write-up on Maximum Motorsport’s K-Member fabrication, MM stays true to their chassis engineering, constantly refining and building components that work – time and time again. For the BEST in high performance suspension parts for the Mustang, Domination Chassis is proud to partner with Maximum Motorsports. Give us a ring  or drop us a note to find out how we can improve your Mustang this season!

A little more about us…

Posted in Brands, ProCharger, Services with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2010 by dominationchassis

We started this blog off with some pics and description of the projects we had at the shop, but not much about what we do and why you should get excited.

Well, without any more delay:

Domination Chassis has been in Carnegie since 2003. Humble beginnings included a shop with no heat, insulation or bathroom. After a few years of some hard work and a minor setback (2005 Hurricane Ivan), we have evolved into a full-fledged performance and fabrication shop. Now utlizing two 10,000 lb lifts, tire mounting/balancing machines and two (2) bathrooms, we have everything needed to make your dreams come true.

Domination Chassis was established by ASE master technician Jay Cooper. With an engineering background and a love for cold metal, hot rods, and sleek aerodynamics, Cooper has built up the premiere performance and fabrication shop in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Our Domination staff has become the area’s most skilled and professional specialty automotive service providers, and we pride ourselves on our diverse welding and fabrication capabilities. Even the most discerning enthusiasts are captivated. If you want coin row TIG beads in aluminum, stainless, mild, or chromo… just give us a call.


We just recently became an authorized dealer and installer of ProCharger brand superchargers, as well as aftermarket parts from manufacturers such as:domination's shop

  • ACT
  • AEM
  • Agency Power
  • ARP
  • AutoMeter
  • Blitz
  • Borla
  • COBB
  • Eibach
  • Enkei
  • Fidanza
  • Goodridge
  • Hawk
  • Hotchkis
  • K&N
  • SPEC

We are also in talks with Maximum Motorsports and Agent 47 Racing for sales and installation authorization. Buy it here, have it installed here. We have a full office and waiting room where you can chill out and have a coffee while you wait.

Give us a call today to get booked up before the spring busy season fills up!  412-200-5239

Finishing the TDI Golf

Posted in Customer Cars, Fabrication, Services, Shop Projects with tags , , , on January 29, 2010 by dominationchassis

Well it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is finally coming into view. We are finishing up the details on the noSPARK Rally TDI Golf. Fuel lines and pump have been run, the SCCA approved FuelSafe cell is in and the frame for it is built, the skid plate has been made and everything is undercoated.

This car will be ready for the Sandblast Rally in South Carolina on Feb. 6th. So if you’re going to be there, be sure to check it out!

On with more pics!

Undercoated TDI Golf, Domination Chassis

Custom Tig Welding for Fuel Fitting

6061 Aluminum Skid Plate, Domination Chassis

Custom Fabbed Tank Frame for Fuel Cell, Domination Chassis

Undercoated tank frame custom.

The final stages of fabrication…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2010 by dominationchassis

Custom Rear Suspension

VW Logo Bead Rolling

Tire Mount Welded

Wheelwell undercoated

More noSPARK Golf

Posted in Uncategorized on January 8, 2010 by dominationchassis

Work is progressing very well on the noSPARK Rally TDI Golf. We have finish welded everything into place and set the ride height on the rear suspension.  We made a cover for where the spare tire well once was and will be doing some seam sealer this afternoon. There are pictures coming once I get them edited.

Stay tuned!