Returned to a traditional look

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Evil81, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Evil81

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    Been awhile since I've been on but figured i'd share my current setup. I had 17s or bigger on my '81 since around 1998. Made the decision to switch back to a set of 15" Z28 wheels but keep all of the Hotchkis goodies. The warmed over 360hp 350 LT-1 overpowers them just enough to keep it interesting. For the DIYers the paint on the car is the Dupli-Color Paintshop "Molten Red Metallic" that I sprayed in my garage 2 years ago. It has held up great and looks awesome in the sun.

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    Paint and wheels look nice.
     
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    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    nice car..perfect look
     
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    It's hard to beat the look of the factory wheels on these cars. :cool:
     
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    Looks good. Post some more pics. Is your trim painted the same color? Looks like it. Haven't seen anyone do that. Kind of like it.
     
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    SO how much has the handling suffered?
     
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    I can't speak for Evil81, but my '80 Z28 has the Hotchkis TVS with stock 15" wheels mounted in 235/60R15 BFG Radial tires. I like to think of it as a compromise to a race car suspension that has 17"-18" wheels. My car corners FLAT! That's not to say that their isn't a bit of sway and I do mean "a bit". It is light years ahead of the stock F41 suspension. It appears to me that Evil81 also has larger tires on the back than on the front, so maybe he can comment on them.

    By the way, great looking Camaro Evil81!!
     
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    Not to take away from some of the beautiful big wheel cars on here, but the stock wheels just look perfect. Tough to beat that. Great looking car man.
     
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    I'm running 235/60/15s all the way around. My current setup is Hotchkis coils/leafs, Hotchkis swaybars, a torque-arm, del-a-lum bushings front to back, subframe connectors, edelbrock shocks, Summit rear disc conversion, and an Iroc box. My car makes 347rwhp and 380ft-lbs at the wheels. It all just works really well and the car stays flat plus it's nice to be able to rotate the tires.

    Brooksman9 i did paint all of the trim to match the car. That was one of the perks of painting the car myself because I got to do all of the little details like that. I'll get some more pics up soon!
     
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    It's only missing tailpipes now. That always stuck out to me as part of the look.
     

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