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Old 06-27-2018, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hotchkis lowering springs?

SO too all my Hotchkis users out there!! I'm about to purchase the 1 inch drop springs Hotchkis off phasetek, but some say they they sit somewhat lower than 1inch, and all i want is 1inch!! Nothing more!...feedback please before I buy..thanks!
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:51 PM   #2
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Great springz i have them. 1" is optimal because not much more than that is hard on axle joints. I dont know if any of the brands drop exactly a inch but should be pretty close. Makes the car look great looks like a sports car instead of a 4x4.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:24 AM   #3
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Great springz i have them. 1" is optimal because not much more than that is hard on axle joints. I dont know if any of the brands drop exactly a inch but should be pretty close. Makes the car look great looks like a sports car instead of a 4x4.
Nice!! I was torn between the Hotchkis and eibach ..but I'll roll with the hotchkis!!
Thanks for your feedback!!
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:41 AM   #4
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Nice!! I was torn between the Hotchkis and eibach ..but I'll roll with the hotchkis!!
Thanks for your feedback!!
These were my 2 choices for brands but i decided hotchiks as well. I need to order and Im 50/50 about going to a shop for install or doing it myself. I usually do all of my own work. Im trying to wait for some Fourth of July deals
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I had them on for a year. Good ride as many have said on the forum. The front dropped 1” only, the rear was about a 3/4” drop, a friend had the same amount of drop. And yes more then a 1” drop in the rear can cause axel issues. My drop now is 1.125” in the rear which is still in the range.
All I have read is Eibach aren’t great so research that.
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I had them on for a year. Good ride as many have said on the forum. The front dropped 1 only, the rear was about a 3/4 drop, a friend had the same amount of drop. And yes more then a 1 drop in the rear can cause axel issues. My drop now is 1.125 in the rear which is still in the range.
All I have read is Eibach arent great so research that.
My set is for sale if you want them
You going coilovers now?
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You going coilovers now?
No, Have had coilovers for four years. Pedders first , now ridetech.
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I had them on for a year. Good ride as many have said on the forum. The front dropped 1 only, the rear was about a 3/4 drop, a friend had the same amount of drop. And yes more then a 1 drop in the rear can cause axel issues. My drop now is 1.125 in the rear which is still in the range.
All I have read is Eibach arent great so research that.
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Would your springs still fit a 2015 v6 camaro LS?? So your saying correct me if I'm wrong after a while in use the fronts stayed 1inch and the rear actually dropped more than an inch?
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Would your springs still fit a 2015 v6 camaro LS?? So your saying correct me if I'm wrong after a while in use the fronts stayed 1inch and the rear actually dropped more than an inch?
You would have to check with Hotchkis. I had the springs on my 2010 v6 and my 2012 SS. Not the same set. The springs didn’t settle. The rears set higher in the rear, both cars, and a friends 1le was same as well. I have another friend will a set on a zl1 and works, just sets lower due to weight of the car(4400 lb vert)

Edit: I looked at the Jdp site. 2010-15 v6 and SS use the same pn 19110. Spring rates are same. But check with Hotchkis to be sure
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You would have to check with Hotchkis. I had the springs on my 2010 v6 and my 2012 SS. Not the same set. The springs didnt settle. The rears set higher in the rear, both cars, and a friends 1le was same as well. I have another friend will a set on a zl1 and works, just sets lower due to weight of the car(4400 lb vert)

Edit: I looked at the Jdp site. 2010-15 v6 and SS use the same pn 19110. Spring rates are same. But check with Hotchkis to be sure
How much would you let the springs go for?
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How much would you let the springs go for?
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