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Old 02-22-2010, 03:56 AM   #1
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Hotchkis Chassis Brace

Just a quick question...was thinking about getting the Hotchkis chassis brace, but just wondering if it would be a good addition for a 2LT/RS or is it really only for the extra horsepower SS?

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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64 views and 0 replies...guess I'm not getting any help on this one
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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I have an SS...so no personal experience w/ LT's...BUT, IMO...your $$$ would be better spent on swaybars and coil springs.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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K, thanks! This is my first experience with a car with two different engine types...my other car, a 1981 DeLorean, only comes with a standard 130Hp PVR engine. Most upgrades are standard across the board. I just want to make sure that whatever I spend money on to upgrade my car it's going to be 1. worth the money 2. appropriate for the 2LT.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:03 PM   #5
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Ur DeLorean didnt come with the flux capacitor?? LOL
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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I like to tell people that's only standard on the Deluxe Edition
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:23 PM   #7
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K, thanks! This is my first experience with a car with two different engine types...my other car, a 1981 DeLorean, only comes with a standard 130Hp PVR engine. Most upgrades are standard across the board. I just want to make sure that whatever I spend money on to upgrade my car it's going to be 1. worth the money 2. appropriate for the 2LT.
Sway bars and coil springs are VERY MUCH worth the money. Not only for handling, but 1 inch lower makes the car look much better too. I have Pfadt springs/sways on mine and the ROCK.

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Old 02-24-2010, 11:40 PM   #8
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Sway bars and coil springs are VERY MUCH worth the money. Not only for handling, but 1 inch lower makes the car look much better too. I have Pfadt springs/sways on mine and the ROCK.

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Although, I'm not so sure you NEED to spend the $$ on Pfadts for a V6 car unless you have big plans for it. If you're just looking to drop the car and increase the handling a bit, I think the Eibachs would work well and be considerably cheaper. I do think the Pfadts are better quality though.
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Although, I'm not so sure you NEED to spend the $$ on Pfadts for a V6 car unless you have big plans for it. If you're just looking to drop the car and increase the handling a bit, I think the Eibachs would work well and be considerably cheaper. I do think the Pfadts are better quality though.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #10
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We have tested just about everything on the market since October.

For the money the two items that gave the most improvement were.

1. Hotchkis Chassis Brace
2. B woody Sway Bar end links.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:36 AM   #11
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The brace will make a huge difference in the way your car drives, even with an otherwise stock suspension setup. When GM designed the rear suspension on the Camaro they added huge soft bushings to help dampen the ride, but the side effect is a rear end that wanders during cornering. Unlike other solutions that create a harsh ride, our brace maintains travel in the vertical axis for correct suspension articulation but ties the rear subframe to the rest of the car to prevent lateral movement. The result is a much tighter, more controllable feel on the road while maintaining a comfy ride.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:53 AM   #12
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It would be nice if it would actually come though, I ordered mine over a month ago and still hasnt shipped. :(

Any sellers have this in stock?
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We are installing a full Hotchkis Track Pack on my car in a few days. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:41 AM   #14
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Chassis braces are more an HP thing.

Like others have said, springs & sways will give you better seat of the pants improvement that you will notice.
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