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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 01, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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I just installed Hotchkis 2" lowering springs on my 69 Camraro. Besides noticing the awesome stance the car now has, when looking at the gap between the top of the tire and the outer lip of the fender there is only about a 1/2" - 3/4" gap. Will this cause problems? Has anyone else experienced this?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 01, 06:06 AM
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I used the Hotchkis 2" lowering coils on my 69 RS. I'm using 14 X 6 stock wheels with 205 / 70 tires. I have not had a problem with clearance. It does look awesome!
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How much space do you have between the top of the tire and the bottom of the fender lip?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 01, 11:57 AM
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I have the hotchkis front and back with new kyb shocks on my 69. With 225x60x14 tires I have about 1/2" or so of space between the top of the tire and the bottom of the fender lip, but the tires fit inside the lip and would never hit. When I measure from the ground to the chrome molding, I get just under 24 in the front and just a hair over 24 in the back. I'm in the process of replacing the tires and rims, I'd like to use 245x50x16 or 245x45x17, but I'm just not sure how wide I can go.
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I have the Hotchkis front and rear springs with 235/60/15 x 7 on front and have about 1/2" gap and no rub at all.


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Thanks guys! That was exactly what I was hoping ot hear.

How do you like the Hotchki rear springs?? Do they give a harsh ride? Are they mono or multi leafs? Any problems installing them?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 01, 03:42 AM
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My '69 is lowered about 2" front and rear. I'm running 245/45/17 and 255/45/17 tires. They're about 26" tall and the fender opening is almost dead even with the top of the tread. The tires fit inside the fender openings so I don't have any problems at all.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 01, 04:09 PM
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Summit also sells "Eibach" lowering springs, do they lower the car the same as the Hotchkis ones? Any experience with them?

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 01, 04:33 AM
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Where'd you get the Hotchkis springs from?

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 01, 04:57 AM
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I got my front and rear from summitt. The rear are multi-leaf with heavy duty shackles and poly bushings. Installed with no problems. I didnt use the huge u-bolts supplied with the kit. I got the standard u-bolts so I would not have to drill out my spring perches on the rearend. I use u-bolts in place of the original t-bolts and work well.

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