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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 08, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Drop suspension question

Does anyone know if hotchkis sell a lowering kit maybe 1 1/2 to a 2'' drop for a 67 Camaro I am running a big block no AC with mono rear springs. I would like to run 18'' wheels but I am afraid if I don't drop the car it wont look right. any help would be appreciated. Here's a pic of it with 15'' on the back and 14'' on the front.

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Re: Drop suspension question

Hotchkis has a 2" front and 1 1/2" drop rear springs for your '67. Look through this forum for a lot of info and read the FAQ's on the hotchkis site. Seems lowering a '67/'68 often leaves the car higher than before. Old springs sag and what is thought to be stock height really isn't. Do the research and you will be able to figure it out for your car...

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Re: Drop suspension question

Yeah I have brand new big block coils in the front and the back just has some old coil over shocks that are shot. I think if I replace the old rear shocks it may lower it because its like a 1 ton truck the it rides now. do you know the part #s? Thanks
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check the second link in this post...

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=128120

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Re: Drop suspension question

We sell and install a lot of Hotchkis products. Here are (2) 67s we have done in the last few months with TVS kits. Both these cars have 17s. You will have no clearance problems with 18s as long as you keep the overall tire height where it needs to be (25.5" to 26") and nail the backspace.

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Re: Drop suspension question

I emailed Hotchkis and asked what the hub-lip measurement should be after installing the 1907F springs in my 68. Answer: 13 9/16"
I asked what tire size figured with the TVS system: Answer: 225/60R15
Which is 25.6" tire. (See Frank's post above)
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Re: Drop suspension question

Ok thanks I will have to measure and see where it's sitting at now.
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Re: Drop suspension question

cp87 Looking at your post and thought i drop you a line.I have a set of GW big block 2" lowering springs still in the box that i was getting ready to put on E-bay. If your interested PM and will work something out
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