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Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: autoxcuda] #1034858
07/22/11 02:09 PM
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What are the specs of the rear rims she has on there now?






I'm not 100% sure. I'm helping her out from here at work. I think she has 15x7's with 245/60R15's up front. The shop had to put those on the rear so the car would roll. He had an extra set of rims/tires he installed on the front. The car is at the alignment shop now. I believe she has 15x8's with 275/60R/15's out back that apparently are rubbing the wheel lip opening area now. Not sure what the backspacing is..

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Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: hemi68charger] #1034859
07/22/11 02:14 PM
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What are the specs of the rear rims she has on there now?






I'm not 100% sure. I'm helping her out from here at work. I think she has 15x7's with 245/60R15's up front. The shop had to put those on the rear so the car would roll. He had an extra set of rims/tires he installed on the front. The car is at the alignment shop now. I believe she has 15x8's with 275/60R/15's out back that apparently are rubbing the wheel lip opening area now. Not sure what the backspacing is..




Are they Rallyes or magnum 500's?

Off the shelf 15x7 repro Magnum and Rallyes are 4.25" backspace. The 15x8's are 4.5 backspacing.

Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: hemi68charger] #1034860
07/22/11 02:17 PM
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Hemi68Charger - We were glad to help answer your inquiry. We did our best to make the kit as non-invasive as possible without detracting from the performance of the system. We hope everything goes well from here. We completely understand about the Daytona.

Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: 71STROKERFISH] #1034861
07/23/11 12:30 PM
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Has anyone installed/seen the contoured subframe connecors that actually look like frame rails. I have seen these and think they would be a more stock look...maybe even more effective too...




I'm doing an entire Hotchkis suspension setup on a 68 Charger and have installed XV's laser cut frome connectors, front radiator support, and upper firewall to inner fender connectors. As shown in that picture with the Challenger on one jack stand, this setup (the welded one) really looks like a factory installation. Plans on the car are a 6.1L, 5spd, Dana out back. The suspension system is 100%A top notch!!!

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Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: 68RRFlyer] #1034862
07/23/11 01:42 PM
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Has anyone installed/seen the contoured subframe connecors that actually look like frame rails. I have seen these and think they would be a more stock look...maybe even more effective too...




I'm doing an entire Hotchkis suspension setup on a 68 Charger and have installed XV's laser cut frome connectors, front radiator support, and upper firewall to inner fender connectors. As shown in that picture with the Challenger on one jack stand, this setup (the welded one) really looks like a factory installation. Plans on the car are a 6.1L, 5spd, Dana out back. The suspension system is 100%A top notch!!!

Cheers




Well, look at you Dave..........


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Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: hemi68charger] #1034863
07/23/11 01:46 PM
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... I believe she has 15x8's with 275/60R/15's out back that apparently are rubbing the wheel lip opening area now. Not sure what the backspacing is..




Did you figure out the rims specs and backspacing she has on those rear tires?

Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: autoxcuda] #1034864
07/25/11 08:49 AM
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... I believe she has 15x8's with 275/60R/15's out back that apparently are rubbing the wheel lip opening area now. Not sure what the backspacing is..




Did you figure out the rims specs and backspacing she has on those rear tires?




Hey Steve..
Nope,,, I haven't spoken to her this weekend. She brough two of her 15x7 Ralleys and put them on to get the car home. Another friend made a suggestion, putting a '68-'70 B-body rear 8.75 housing w/axles in the car. It's narrower and will give her more room outboard so she can keep the wheels she wants. I believe she'll still have inboard clearance. Sounds in theory like a good idea..


Troy
Houston Mopar Connection Club
'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana (now with 426 hemi)
'69 Charger 500 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana
'70 Road Runner 383 - 4speed - a/c (now with 440)
Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: 68RRFlyer] #1034865
07/27/11 01:45 PM
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I'm doing an entire Hotchkis suspension setup on a 68 Charger and have installed XV's laser cut frome connectors, front radiator support, and upper firewall to inner fender connectors. As shown in that picture with the Challenger on one jack stand, this setup (the welded one) really looks like a factory installation. Plans on the car are a 6.1L, 5spd, Dana out back. The suspension system is 100%A top notch!!!

Cheers




68RRFlyer Looks like you have a great project going there! Thanks for choosing Hotchkis suspension products for your build! Keep us posted on your progress.

Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: hemi68charger] #1034866
07/27/11 01:58 PM
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Hey Steve..
Nope,,, I haven't spoken to her this weekend. She brough two of her 15x7 Ralleys and put them on to get the car home. Another friend made a suggestion, putting a '68-'70 B-body rear 8.75 housing w/axles in the car. It's narrower and will give her more room outboard so she can keep the wheels she wants. I believe she'll still have inboard clearance. Sounds in theory like a good idea..




Troy - if you or your friend with the Challenger have the full TVS system, you can join the H-Team. If you drive your cars rather than just use them for car show duty, and have a TVS you are eligible. Members get a shirt, decal, and access to members-only driving events.

Here's an H-Team Track day earlier this year.
http://youtu.be/VyrRfcr4kIc

Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: Hotchkis] #1034867
08/02/11 08:25 AM
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Damn.

I was trying, and almost succeeding in talking myself out ov buying this kit for my 70 Challenger when my Charger finally sells. Seems i am not going to get what i am asking for the Charger, so my budget probably just lost $1000, but IF i can buy anything new for my car with this money its going to be this system (less the connectors as my car already has some) and a 16:1 manual steering box... as my 24:1 stock one is just dangerous.

Probably a waste if i can actually do this... as blowing $3000 ov a $4500 budget on just suspension is gonna leave me with little else but junk elsewhere... but i'm only gonna have a lump ov money like this once...

I still dont want my car to be low... but i'll cross that bridge when i come to it (ordering it, that is). Maybe we can figure something out.

Re: Hotchkis Dodge Challenger Suspension [Re: Pale_Roader] #1034868
08/02/11 04:21 PM
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