Jan 17th, 04, 02:40 PM
Has anyone installed the complete Hotchkis suspension kit for 67-69's. I was wondering how noticable the handling had changed and how the overall stance of the car looks when finshed (with the 2" drop coils and the 1 1/2" drop leafs). For $917.00, I don't know if it would be worth it. Thanks for any info.
Jan 18th, 04, 03:16 AM
Quite a few members here, including myself, have that suspension system. There is a night and day diffeence in handling and performance. You can achieve the same result with other manufacturers systems, but the Hotchkis package already has performance "matched" parts.
Check out my car for an idea of how the kit affects stance:
My lowered 68 (http://www.100megsfree.com/choptop/hotchkis.html)
Before lowering (http://www.100megsfree.com/choptop/camaro.html)
Jan 18th, 04, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the reply choptop. Have you experienced any rubbing with the 265's on the back and what size rims are you running with backspacing if you have the info. Thanks
Jan 18th, 04, 04:30 AM
I can't tell you how it felt before and after, but the car drives amaizingly well now. I had to use a 1.5" lowering block to get the stance for my car. I personally think the rear is not low enought to make the car look balanced. Detroit speed's were the same way but they have since come out with a new rear spring. IMO it is worth the money
http://www.touring-classics.com/The%20Real%20Deal/Main%20pics/parkinglot2.jpg Check it out
Jan 18th, 04, 05:23 AM
Lucky, those were my old wheels but they did not rub at all after the drop suspension was in place. Currently I am running 17s with 4.5 backspacing on the front and 4.75 backspacing on the rear with 235/50s front and 255/50s rear. No rubbing with those either.
I need to get updated pics on my website, but my 68 has been down with floorpan replacement for a while now.