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post #1 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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This is a follow up on how I'm not really satisfied with the way my car sits in the front after installing Hotckis springs. I'm going to lower it down about 1.5". New 17" Intro wheels also.
http://www.fbody.com/members/MarkM68/frontintro.jpg http://www.fbody.com/members/MarkM68/frontintro1.jpg http://www.fbody.com/members/MarkM68/intorear.jpg http://www.fbody.com/members/MarkM68/intro3.jpg http://www.fbody.com/members/MarkM68/intro4.jpg

Nitto 275/40 17, Drag radial http://www.fbody.com/members/MarkM68/reardragradial.jpg

There are also some pictures of my brakes and wheels on my web site. http://home.earthlink.net/~mutert23/_wsn/page4.html

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post #2 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 05:19 PM
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Slick set of wheels...

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post #3 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 06:48 PM
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I'm sold! I love the stance personally. It is just what I am looking for. I have been considering the Hotchkis setup, but was worried it might be a little too low. Your car sits just how I want mine to.

Just a question, how tall are the tires you have on in those pics? Just wondering how mine compare. Thanks.
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post #4 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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My tires are 255/40 17 in the front, 275/40 rear.
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post #5 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 09:22 PM
 
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Any info on the sizing of the wheels?

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post #6 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 09:29 PM
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To MarkM,

Can you please share some Backspacing info
on your rims, Manufacturer or model #

Thanks
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post #7 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Front: 17x8 with 5.25" bs, 255/40 17
Rear: 17x9.5 with 5.5" bs, 275/40 17

No modifications done to car to fit tire/wheel.

Into Wheels, model "Pentia" www.introwheels.com
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post #8 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 11:32 AM
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Hey Mark,

It might be deceiving, but I think my car sits even a little higher than yours in the front. I have some little garbage 14" wheels that may be exagerating things a bit. Still don't have the hood on either, but hopefully I'll get my 17" Centerlines and new hood installed by this weekend.

Sweet brakes, Brembo's, eh? Where did you come up with these? I wanted to do something different than the Baer's even though I like them, everyone else has them though. Thought about the new 6 piston Wilwood's, but your Brem's look great. Was it a kit, or did you have to fabricate brackets, etc. I don't have a whole lot of extra time these days, therefore the kits are pretty appealing.

Car is looking good bud. Keep at it. If you cut the coils, please post results. If I get to it before you, I'll post my results for you to check out.

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post #9 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to come clean on the brake calipers. They are just $30 GM single piston calipers that I ground smooth and added a plate to the front, and put the Brembo sticker on there. I wanted something different to and 9 out of 10 poeple will never know the difference, .

I think the car looks like it sits a little lower now because it is at a slight down hill rake because of the floor, I was thinking the same thing.

I emailed Hotchkis, I'm going to try to exchange the springs for their small block ones but if they wont't let me do that, I'll cut them. I let you know how it turns out.
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post #10 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 02:40 PM
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You dog!!!! Very clever, you had me fooled. Have you had a chance to try the brakes out yet?

Regarding the small block springs, I doubt you'll have any major issues, they are a pretty high spring rate too so you shouldn't have too much issue scraping the ole' oil pan over bumps, etc.

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post #11 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hehe, yeah I have a vinyl graphic machine so I just scaned their logo off their web site and made the sticker. I haven't driven the car a whole lot since the brakes, but they do seem to work very well.
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post #12 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 02, 12:01 AM
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To bad i didt take a photo on my 17" wheels with the Hotchkis drop, i sold the 17" wheels. But im going to buy new ones soon.

My car lookes like it is about 1" lower than yours. Wonder if Hotchkis have different hights on their springs or if i did something wrong?
The rear looks the same on mine as on yours.

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post #13 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 02, 06:13 AM
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hey mark

got any pics of your car from the side? so that we can see the "overall" side view and stance?

im looking at hotchkis for my 67 and a pic like that would be worth a million words?

thanks
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post #14 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 02, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Right now that's all I have, sorry. It's tough to take any ovarall shots in the garage. And I probably won't pull the car out again untill I either change the springs or cut the coils. Here is a picture of a small block car Hotchkis sent me, https://www.hotchkis.net/cgi-bin/Sof...663+1015902267

I told them I like the way the small block cars I've seen sat, but I think the big block springs don't lower the big block cars like the small block spring lower the small block cars, so they send me a link to a car using small block springs, .
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post #15 of 96 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 02, 06:46 AM
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hey mark,

yeah ive seen lots of 69s with the hotchkis drop, but they dont look the same as a 67/68 cause they have the rectangular wheel wheels.

every 67/68 car ive seen sits tooooo low for my taste with the hotchkis springs...especially the front. so when i actually saw a gap between your 25" tire and the fender, i started to have some hope....

anyone, if you have or have some pics of a 67/68 with the hotchkis springs, please let me know... id love to see what you have.

mark, if you happen to take a pic like that (from the side of the car), please let me know....

thanks
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