View Full Version : Hotchkis Springs

09-02-2004, 06:36 AM
I just bought a set of hotchkis 550 rate springs with a 2" drop for my 69. Of course I found this board after the fact and now am wondering if 550 is to soft but when I bought them they were the highest I could find. I plan in running mostly street with the some track days. The car will have a t56 383 sbc Qa1 dampers 12 SSBC brakes. Im also looking for a sway bar recomendation? Thanks

spanky the wondermuffin
09-02-2004, 10:19 AM
no reason to throw them out.you might even try poly bushings on your current bar first.try it and then make chages if you have problems.

09-03-2004, 09:02 AM
Like spanky said, do not toss them. The springs may not be to soft. In fact, some who prescribe to the thinking of soft springs and a stiff bar(insert joke now) may think they are too stiff. IMO they may be a bit soft, but that also depends on what you plan on doing with the car. If it mainly a driver with little track time, you will be ok.

I know you can get bars from Hotchkis and Adco. A one inch solid or 1 1/8 hollow bar should be OK.

09-03-2004, 04:57 PM
Those spring are pretty damn nice if you ask me. On an open track only car I would probably want a 750-1000# spring, but if the car sees street use that isn't a good option

09-08-2004, 10:27 PM

I installes these springs on my 68 camaro convertible. They were a big step up from my 20 year old stock springs. They are, in my opinion, perfect for street. They give a tight ride for about the first 15,000 Miles then soften alittle. I have had them for three years. It s a daily driver and my springs have over 35000 miles and are doing great. If you are running a good set of adjustable shocks then I think you will be very Satisfied as long as you are going g-Machine not Formula-1.Ha HA.

Good luck, Joe Hamm

09-09-2004, 07:07 AM
Thanks for all the help guys

09-11-2004, 05:40 PM
I have those same springs on my '68, and I can say that i'm pretty happy with the ride/handling. I run 40 series 17 inch tires on the street, and I can tell you that I would not want a stiffer spring. With an 1 1/8" hollow bar, the body roll is very minimal.