Re: Hotchkis vs Global west leaf springs?
Just an update: today I took off my big CE j-bolt traction bars and the car rides a lot nicer, plus got rid of a lot of banging and creaking noises in the rear. I tried one small hole shot and had some minor wheel hop, not much at all. I am next gonna try using additional clamps in the front portion of spring to see if they (the clamps) will totally eliminate all wheel hop.
My springs were originally 5-leaf, but I removed the two lower (shortest) springs, which lowered the car quite a bit and makes it hook up better (softer springs).
FYI, my car is '68 w/454 with about 450hp (dyno'd at rear wheels), 4-spd and 3.73 rear, using BF Goodrich radials.
Dave F. in Rhode Island
'68 Camaro SS Accel DFI 454 (SOLD - I'm a boring Corvette owner now)
Bought my first big-block Chevy in 1970
Last edited by Chevy-SS; Feb 10th, 06 at 11:20 AM.