Hotchkis rear leaf springs( kit )2408C

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 1973camaro406, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. 1973camaro406

    1973camaro406 Veteran Member

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    Just got my kit in today.2408C
    Ok here's the deal, I was gonna get summit brand leafs for about 220
    I saw the hotchkis and it was 429.95 so I was convinced summit would be better.If you look close it says (with install kit for hotchkis).You get front and rear bushings, shackles with blots and locking nuts.New heavy duty u bolts and caps. new poly pads upper and lower. Also get those funky u shapes clipbolts that hold the front of leaf to body and bolts. All and all I think its about the same $$ if you buy all the parts separate that come with this kit.GREAT JOB HOTCHKIS!!!!!!!
     
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    Anyone know why manufacturers use rubber bushings up front with poly in back?
     
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    Vsolo Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is one nice thing i liked when I got my Hotchkis, you get all the parts and don't have to run around finding stuff.
     
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    Vsolo Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    ??? Who, what part ?
     
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    I just got my hotchkis front and rear springs delivered today and was surprised with the amount of hardware also. I will not be useing the rubber bushings up front, I will use solid aluminum bushings with caltrak bars.
     
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    I can't say why they do this, but I put poly in the rear shackle bushings and will be taking them out soon. The poly bushings bind up and then snap loose on acceleration and deceleration. I don't think it is dangerous, but the feel is noticeable and very annoying. I have delrin bushings from Custom Works to install in the rear and the front has the spher-o-bushing from ptfb.
     
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    Look at the part numbers on the bushings for the body and shackles. One supplier uses the same for both and one uses one for the frame and a different one for the spring. I installed mine before I noticed it in the instructions and then had to take one back out only to find that I had the kit that used the same bushing in the frame and spring.
     

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