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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 10, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

New to the site. Looking for anyone who can inform me on the biggest rim/tire combo for a my 69 camaro. New Hotchkis 3 inch drop springs in front and 3 inch leaf springs on the rear. Before I purchace, any help is very much appreciated. Would love to go with 18", but not sure if they will rub.

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

John , heres mine..its got hotchkis drop rear leafs and i had them lowered another 2 1/2 inches . 18 x 10 rears with 275 tires 18 x 8 front with 245 tires... I had slight rear mods .I think 9.5 rears would be perfect with no trimming.


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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Not trying to bud in on the thread, but i had a ? on your car. what kind of mods did you do to the rear? is it a shortened rear end to run the 18x10s? i have a 68 camaro im doing up and am looking for a similar front and rear suspension mods. how much did it run you if you dont mind me asking for both front and rear leafs and springs etc from hotchkis

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John , heres mine..its got hotchkis drop rear leafs and i had them lowered another 2 1/2 inches . 18 x 10 rears with 275 tires 18 x 8 front with 245 tires... I had slight rear mods .I think 9.5 rears would be perfect with no trimming.

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Doug, the rearend is a standard width 12 bolt moser with drum brakes. THe lips are trimed up pretty good on the rear ..I am in Aussie so prices arnt really relevant ...You get these bits much cheaper than us. the rear leaves were the 2 1/2 drop hotchkis multis and had them reset another 2 inches..rims have 5.75 backspace..
the front is a tubular speedtech setup with adjustable qa1s , All fits under easy with 4.75 backspace. hope that helps.

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Hi Gav,

Stance looks perfect! Can explain what they did when they reset your hotchkis rear leafs another 2 inches, did they remove some leafs or were they dearched? Also can you post the size tires you have on those rims, thanks!

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Sean, the rears were de-arched , no leafs were removed , they are close to flat now but still work and feel fine...My tires are 275/40/18 & 245/40/18 'nitto tires'
Hotchkis rear bar and pedders sports touring rear shox

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

We install and sell quite a few Hotchkis sets ups and sell 10 different brands of wheels also. As mentioned above you can do a 18 X 19 rear with a 275 tire and a 18 X 8 front ith a 245 tire. 67 / 68 are a bit more touchy on sizes depending on how low the car is.

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Thanks everybody, was going to go with 17", but looks like I should have no problem with 18". Gav, the stance on your 69 is awesome.

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We install and sell quite a few Hotchkis sets ups and sell 10 different brands of wheels also. As mentioned above you can do a 18 X 19 rear with a 275 tire and a 18 X 8 front ith a 245 tire. 67 / 68 are a bit more touchy on sizes depending on how low the car is.

Feel free to call me, we can handle the entire package at a price and experiance no one else can touch.

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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Gav,
Awesome photos, thanks for posting those photos. There are plenty of options when choosing wheels. With a 3" Hotchkis drop, offsets are critical. We do it alot, so if you need help, let us know.
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Re: New 3 inch hotchkis drop-What will fit?

Jon , youv'e sent me several messages now regarding what??? are you trying to sell me something? i have the rims i wanted thru justin at 'rushforth' and all my suspension is set up thru 'speedtech'... im not sure you actually read the posts or your just trying to get business.

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John , heres mine..its got hotchkis drop rear leafs and i had them lowered another 2 1/2 inches . 18 x 10 rears with 275 tires 18 x 8 front with 245 tires... I had slight rear mods .I think 9.5 rears would be perfect with no trimming.
Yeah, if your doing a fat lip wheel there is not 9.5" wide, only 9" or 10". 18 X 9s are a much easier fit. And if your doing a step lip you can get the 9.5 width. Makes life a lot easier. We guarantee wheels and tire fitment if you use our suggested size and backspace. We do not sell many 10" rear wheels for Camaro's. When the customer insist the sale comes with a big hazard warning and no fitment guarantee. There are plenty of fitment issues out there with 10s and people have to try and modify the wheelhouse to clear, when a 9 would make is so much easier.

So, it does not matter what the rim diameter is,

Rear

9" rim, 5 to 5.25 BS
9.5 rim 5.5 BS
10" rim 6" BS will give some wiggle room for a small spacer if needed.

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7" rim 3.75 to 4" BS
8" rim 4.75 to 5" BS
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Hey Gav,
New here on the site. I absolutely love the stance on your car! I have a 1969 Camaro Convertible and would love to have mind have your stance. Currently I'm in the process working the suspension. I recently purchased Hotchkis 2" drop springs for a big block. I have some upgraded upper and lower control arms but they are not Hotchkis. I have a 12 bolt rear but haven't purchased anything for the rear nor have I purchased any rims or tires. No modification have been done to the body so everything is stock. Any advise would be appreciated. I was curious what motor you are running. I noticed in your post you said that 9.5 on the rear would be perfect. What's the name of the rims you have? I really like the BFG Rivals. Do you think they would work the same as yours? Hope I haven't ask too many questions I just don't want to have to do anything twice if I can help it.
Any thoughts on the big block and the lowering springs be great as well.
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Hey Gav,
New here on the site. I absolutely love the stance on your car! I have a 1969 Camaro Convertible and would love to have mind have your stance. Currently I'm in the process working the suspension. I recently purchased Hotchkis 2" drop springs for a big block. I have some upgraded upper and lower control arms but they are not Hotchkis. I have a 12 bolt rear but haven't purchased anything for the rear nor have I purchased any rims or tires. No modification have been done to the body so everything is stock. Any advise would be appreciated. I was curious what motor you are running. I noticed in your post you said that 9.5 on the rear would be perfect. What's the name of the rims you have? I really like the BFG Rivals. Do you think they would work the same as yours? Hope I haven't ask too many questions I just don't want to have to do anything twice if I can help it.
Any thoughts on the big block and the lowering springs be great as well.
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Lee, it has been 5 years since anyone has posted in this thread. A couple of the posters have been banned since then, and most of the rest haven't posted in at least 2 years. You could try PM'ing Gav and seeing if he gets an e-mail reminder that he has a PM.


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