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Hotchkis uCA #3035651
04/21/22 10:50 AM
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upstate western ny
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Pretty damn slick

Anyone try yet ?

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Re: Hotchkis uCA [Re: sogtx] #3035682
04/21/22 12:11 PM
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Best on the market, Made in the USA. Fastest cars in the country are all running them.

Re: Hotchkis uCA [Re: 68rrunner] #3035841
04/21/22 09:07 PM
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I have the old style which absolutely SUCK to adjust, these look 1000x better in that regard.

That said, they're working out great otherwise.


1972 Barracuda - 5.7L Hemi, T56 Magnum 6spd - https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi
2020 RAM 1500
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Re: Hotchkis uCA [Re: GoodysGotaCuda] #3041816
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clarks summit pa
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I bought a set for my cuda, I just haven't gotten around to installing them yet. Very nice quality.


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Re: Hotchkis uCA [Re: 73cuda340] #3052467
06/22/22 05:03 PM
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There is a problem with the newer design UPPER Control Arms... with some rims, if the backspacing is a little deep (and for some cars having wide rims... a deep backspacing is necessary), the newly designed adjusting bolts may hit the inside of the top of the rim or tire upon turning near-to-full lock. This could be avoided IF the new adjusting bolts would be relocated further in towards the engine.

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Re: Hotchkis uCA [Re: Mopar Mitch] #3052470
06/22/22 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopar Mitch
There is a problem with the newer design UPPER Control Arms... with some rims, if the backspacing is a little deep (and for some cars having wide rims... a deep backspacing is necessary), the newly designed adjusting bolts may hit the inside of the top of the rim or tire upon turning near-to-full lock. This could be avoided IF the new adjusting bolts would be relocated further in towards the engine.


Thanks for info.

Along those same lines with wide rim with high backspacing, watch out of tire clearance at full lock if you are running the US Car Tool inner fender shock tower supports. I know of an A-body that has that problem and they had to notch the support.

Re: Hotchkis uCA [Re: autoxcuda] #3052493
06/22/22 06:33 PM
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When I was mocking things up for my 51 Plymouth wider rims and tires were on the menu. Seeing how no one did this, other than nut cases like me, I had no advice on what fits, or doesn't for that matter. So I thought about it.

Minimum rim size was going to be 17's, not much in the way of tall, HP tires in anything smaller. Didn't want to spend a fortune on rims so I went with an OEM rim, in this case a set of steelies from the Challenger/Charger/300 cars. Right bolt pattern, right center hole diameter for hub centricity. But what size tire?

Not wanting to spend a fortune on tires for fitment purposes I came up with an idea. Here's what I did

http://www.yourolddad.com/tires

I could have gone much wider in the back, but I wanted a square setup. Tire height was picked to match the stick height to minimize speedometer inaccuracies and to allow my to use my new stock tire as a spare as I know it will clear everywhere. Because this is a driver.







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