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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 06, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Another Hotchkis 2407C question

My setup is: 67 non-staggered rear with MULTI perches and MONO plates.
Hotchkis assembly instructions don't mention the bushings that are in the pads...they dont fit over the bolt in the spring either on the top head or the bottom nut.

I left the bushings out and used both pads. The Hotchkis spring pack had 3 springs and a 4th "spacer" plate on the bottom. After squeezing the h-e-double-l outta the u-bolts to get them to fit the holes, I tightened up the bolts.

1. Did I do this right (no bushings)?
2. The spring plate goes flush with the perch at probably 30 ft-lbs on the u-bolt nuts. The pics I have see of a lot of the Hotchkis rears on this site seem to have a gap between the lower plate and the perch. Which is right?
3. The "hole" in the perch that the recessed area of the pad fits in is larger than the spring bolt "head"...same thing at the bottom of the pack/plate...am I supposed to center it precisely before tightening?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 06, 12:54 AM
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Re: Another Hotchkis 2407C question

I would be curious to know the ride height of your car with these installed. I now have had 2 sets from Hotchkis with a 4" gap from top of tire to quarter lip.
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Re: Another Hotchkis 2407C question

i have basically the same set up as you, and its been great to me

i called hotchkis about the 'bushing' they said to leave it out the pads are for multiple applications and those bushings arent for us
well that is if bushings you are referring to are the small metal rings that were in the hole for the bolt that goes though the center of the leaf springs

and on the perch gap issue
when i first installed my hotchkis leafs i had mono leaf spring perches and had a 3/4" or so gap between the perch and shock plate
but now i have an axle with multi leaf perches and there is no gap, but that took me a lot more than 30 ft-lbs to get there

and yes i would try to get the locating bolts as close to centered in the holes as possible because you want the thrust angle to be 0 (you have seen the cars going down the road that look like the rear of the car is traveling about 4" to the side from the front
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Re: Another Hotchkis 2407C question

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I would be curious to know the ride height of your car with these installed. I now have had 2 sets from Hotchkis with a 4" gap from top of tire to quarter lip.
do a search i posted the height of my rear after installing the hitchkis tvs kit
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Re: Another Hotchkis 2407C question

Thanks for the help!

My ubolt extend 1 1/2 beyond the bottom of the big nut...any problem with me cutting these "rakes"? How much do I need to leave?

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Re: Another Hotchkis 2407C question

yup u can cut them shorter, i left mine long incase i decide to install lowering blocks
if you cut yours down i would leave at least a 1/2"
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