...

Go Back   Lateral-g Forums > Technical Discussions > Chassis and Suspension
User Name
Password



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-15-2018, 01:09 PM
Nwl3_21 Nwl3_21 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Is a hotchkis 3 drop too much on a 67 Camaro

I plan to run 275/35-18s and 235/40-18s on 8 and 9.5 wide wheels. Is the hotchkis TVS 80035 3 front and rear drop too much drop? Should I go with the 1.5 rear, 2 front?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-15-2018, 08:29 PM
Spiffav8's Avatar
Spiffav8 Spiffav8 is offline
Lateral-g Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 4,267
Thanks: 14
Thanked 27 Times in 20 Posts
Default

I ran the 2" drop spring on the rear of my last 67. Stance was good. I did roll the fender lip though to insure there wouldn't be any contact just to be safe.
__________________
Curtis
Pilots: We're not better than you, just way cooler.

NO ONE IS COMING. IT'S UP TO US.

http://www.navysealfoundation.org/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-16-2018, 03:32 AM
Bad Bowtie Bad Bowtie is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 142
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My vote: I went with 1.5" drop Hotchkis rear springs that way I could add a spacer between the spring and the rear end mount to fine tune the stance. If you go 3" that's it no adjustment other than air shocks. Don't get me wrong 3" looks good but you really need to make sure you have your wheel size and tire selection down pat for wheel well clearance.
The fronts I used 2" drop though I'm using a aluminum head BBC so basically same as SBC springs.


BB
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2018, 07:37 PM
rickpaw rickpaw is offline
Lateral-g Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 823
Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

^^^ this. I went with 1.5" drop Hotchkis springs, and added 0.5" lowering blocks.
__________________
Tu Ho
67 Firebird (aka "Money Pit")-5.3/4l60e, restomod.
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=43170
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-24-2018, 05:40 PM
ilikeike's Avatar
ilikeike ilikeike is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Stanislaus Co.
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I did 3" on my 68, worked out perfect for me, but like posted above go 1.5" just in case so you have some room to play.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Lateral-g.net