hotckis tvs kit vs. pro touring fbody suspension kit

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by njmtbrider, Feb 9, 2011.

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    njmtbrider New Member

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    trying to figure out which suspension I should get for my 71 camaro. Want a nice ride but also want the car to sit lower for a pro touring look
     
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    ruh roh. I can tell you the hotchkis springs with the hotchkis bilstein shocks ride very, very comfortably. The ride is so soft it's actually a little softer than I'd like but that's not a bad thing. Considering the spring rate is roughly twice that of stock up front, I was expecting it to be a tooth rattling ride but it is not at all, it rides smooth and even a little on the floaty side.
     
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    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I can tell you that PTFB stuff is better I took my stuff and put it on a buddys car and too off the hotkis stuff and he even said wow in the better handling and ride.
     
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    You're comparing Apples to Oranges.
     
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    I have to agree 100%. No comparison.. PTFB for the win.
     
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    Typical Set-ups: One thing I noted was the diameter of the tubing is larger on the Hotchkis

    Hotchkis
    Rob's Car

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    PTFB
    Aaron's Car

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    A pretty designed part dont mean anything Although im sure both work very well!!.. :p
     
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    But whats the wall dia.
     
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    1" PTFB
    1.25" Hotchkis
     
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    Interesting stuff....but keep in mind the lower arms not the uppers take the lion's share of the load.
     

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