Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, Illinois
Re: Global West vs Hotchkis leafs for traction
Last weekend marked the completion of an install of global west subframe connectors, global west L-2 leaf springs w/ their del-a-lum shackle kit, and new body bushings.
So far I am very pleased with the results, especially considering I got to remove sagging old leaf springs and slapper bars. In retrospect, the only thing keeping the leaf spring sag under control was the fact that they were resting FULL TIME on the slapper bars.
I'll post more as I have more data to provide from the swap. I will say that I went this direction after extensive research on this topic and IMHO think the design of he L-2s are tailor made for elimination of spring wrap and wheel hop.
1968 SS/RS, PHASE 1: entire Global West suspension... DONE, PHASE 2: 4 wheel discs, 12 bolt rebuild, and cooling system... saving for it, PHASE 3: Big block conversion and TKO 600... dreaming!