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.
2010 Challenger vs. 1970 Challenger
Inside Line put the 2010 Dodge Challenger in a head to head comparison with
a 1970 Hotchkis Challenger.
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PST's new Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms
A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar
technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with
Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM
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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
Trailing Arms solve this problem with an innovative solution that delivers
smooth, consistent, predictable handling for your GM musclecar.
Starting with a solid block of 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, we machine
a sleek superstructure that yields an incredible strength-to-weight ratio.
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®
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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
How to adjust ride height & corner balance your car - KW Suspension DDC - Technik
Setting your ride height is just the start when you switch to coilovers.
The real beauty of using KW DDC coilovers for us was in being able to lower
the car and maintain the OEM corner balance. KW and other coilovers also
let you improve the corner balance or weight distribution of your car if
your car doesn't already have a good set up from the factory.
Technik and GTChannel show you how to set up the KW Suspension DDC using
our project BMW E92 M3. We changed our wheels and tires to a square set up
and in doing so raised the front ride height. This changed the handling
characteristics. By putting on the DDC coilovers we were able to adjust the
ride height and more importantly regain the stock corner weights despite
the taller front tires.
Robert Choo lends us his expertise and garage to do the adjustments.
Visit our friends at KW Suspension.
How to Build a Chevelle in a Day - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 2
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, Doug Glad and the Car Craft crew try
to transform a beater 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle into a respectable street
machine in one day!
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El Camino FROM HELL! Wheelies & Dyno... Baddest car on the block Procharged BBC
1965 El Camino, BBC 565 with a HUGE F3R139 Procharger, racing Exhaust, etc.... Runs 8 second quarters, 1500HP
capable. From Minnesota. Featured at CarCraft summer nationals every year.
Always wins the Dyno
shootout. Owned and street driven by Wayne Fritchie. I have seen it on the
road in town. Not a trailer baby-but also eats up at the track.
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this, and many other sweet cars. 19 year old kid keeping the Classic &
Muscle car tradition alive.
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