How To: Hotchkis Chevelle / El Camino Suspension Install
Follow along as we transform a 1969 El Camino SS into a hard-charging canyon carver with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System suspension install. This system is available for all GM A-Body muscle cars and can be installed with hand tools in a weekend.
PowerTV 1964 Project Chevelle Upgrades With New Suspension Wheel, Tire and Brakes
Ridetech upgrades our underwhelming 1964 Project "BluePrint" Chevelle with
its complete A-body suspension, including new upper and lower a-arms and
splined sway bar for the front with a new rear upper and lower trailing arm
kit and sway bar. Of course, Ridetech's adjustable coilovers were bolted in
on all four corners. We also upgrade the factory brakes with an all-new,
big-brake upgrade from SSBC and finish off the Chevelle with a Billet
Specialties wheel package from the Street Smart line.
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1971 Chevelle 600ft Slalom w/Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Hotchkis customer Greg Hohman's 1971 Chevelle going through the 600ft
slalom. The car is equipped with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System (TVS), a
Hotchkis rear suspension package (upper/lower control arms) and upper and
lower tubular front A-Arms.
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Stock lower trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and
excessive wheel hop. Most of the aftermarket offers conventional fabricated
steel trailing arms with polyurethane bushings -- a design that is very
stiff, but does not allow for the axle to move freely throughout the range
of motion. This can cause a bind in the rear suspension, leading to snap
oversteer and unpredictable handling. PST's Catapult® Billet Aluminum
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Each end is fitted with an Alu-Max® Pivot Joint -- a low-friction
spherical joint that allows for 30 degrees of articulation. The Alu-Max®
Pivot Joint is comprised of two Delrin® races and a lightweight hard
anodized, 7075-T6 aerospace grade aluminum spherical ball. The sway bar
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Changing out the old worn out springs and shocks
Changing out the Coil Springs that were probably 34 years old and broken
shocks. Replaced them with TRW variable rate rear springs i didnt change
front cause they were still good, and Sensatrac Load Adjusting Shocks front
and rear., After i did this swap i noticed a huge handling improvement and
i can seat 6 people without worrying about dragging my transmission. Also
heres a link to front coil spring removal