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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 13, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

I've done some searching for 67 Camaros running Caltracs with lowering blocks installed and haven't found a definitive answer to my question. A couple of years back I changed out the mono leafs (with slapper bars) to Hotchkiss 1.5 drop leafs and no slapper bars and didn't have any issues with wheel hop. This last year I switched out the 14 inch rally wheels to some Vintage wheel V45's 16 inch wheels and some Falken 255/50 tires(same overall diameter as the BFG radials that were on the 14 inch rims). To achieve the ride height I was looking for, I added a solid 1 inch lowering block and since then, I get occasional wheel hop. I'm assuming I'm getting the axle wrap from adding the lowering block or possibly the rubber compound on my tires? My question is do any of you run a similar set -up (Caltracs with lowering blocks) without wheel hop? I just would like to know how good my chances are of eliminating the wheel hop before shelling out the money.
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Re: Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

Caltracs with 1.5" lowering blocks. No wheel hop whatsoever. Make sure you use cast iron blocks.


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Re: Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

I run Caltracs with a 1" lowering block, no wheel hop whatsoever. They will eliminate your wheel hop.

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Re: Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

ran same setup on my 64 with mono leaf. would pull front tires and no wheel hop....

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Re: Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

Thanks guys, that's what I was hoping for. With the new TKO almost broken in, I can't afford to have any type of wheel hop when I'm finally ready to stomp on it 100%.
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Re: Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

You can buy springs from Calvert Racing (Caltrac) that are already lowered if you want. I went that route, but not drive time on that car yet. I wouldn't be afraid to use a block.

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Caltracs with 1.5" lowering blocks. No wheel hop whatsoever. Make sure you use cast iron blocks.

Hey Steve,

May i ask, what size tire and wheel are you running on that car (rr)?

it looks real nice/ mean. Loking for inspiration for my new purchase...

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Hey Steve,

May i ask, what size tire and wheel are you running on that car (rr)?

it looks real nice/ mean. Loking for inspiration for my new purchase...

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I'm running 15X10" wheels with 29" X 12" Hoosier slicks. My car has been mini tubbed. Before it was mini tubbed I ran Hoosier 28" X 10" slicks on the same 10" wide wheel.

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Re: Caltracs with 1 inch lowering blocks

i run hotchkis lowering springs and caltracs, zero wheelhop, although ground clearance with their 2 hole version is pretty bad.
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I am so happy with my caltracs and Calvert split leaf mono springs. When I talked to Calvert racing they said if the height is wrong you get one free trade in to send back the rear half of the spring to adjust the height. I went from crazy stock mono wheel hop to none at all.


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I'm running 15X10" wheels with 29" X 12" Hoosier slicks. My car has been mini tubbed. Before it was mini tubbed I ran Hoosier 28" X 10" slicks on the same 10" wide wheel.

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Argh!!! I knew it lol!! Of course its mini'd!!! I had a lot of Camaros and all of them were....i just got a "like new" 69 thats ot 48k miles and nobody wants me to touch it! Its a gold/black vinyl top/ black int car, it is nice but its not me as a stocker!! I want to at least put a hockey or Z stripes and drop it wit max size ET streets and runners....i got to keep my Aluma star 2.0's out of my Chevelle sale last night and they might make it there! Hey! Its my car!!

Thanks for the info, i just dont think i can come to cutting up this virgin of a car but i can still keep the stock stuff next to it and drop in myYSI'd Big block and go play for awhile.

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