I got my Hotchkis shocks from Dan and finally got some stiffer Bilsteins from SHOX.com yesterday. Have a couple questions, just to get things cleared up....
1) My manager at work offered to put the springs in for me, and I'm gonna drop the shocks on him too. He does hydraulics in cars as a hobby/second job (www.streetriderskc.com). Is there anything I should tell him to be sure these things are installed correctly? In my search I saw several people with reverse-raked cars and other problems, and I'd like to get it right the first time.
What I came up with is: front springs should have tighter coils at the top; writing should be legible (not upside-down), but don't remember seeing anything for the rears.
2) Did anyone come up with what height I should have from the wheelwell to either the ground or the center of the wheel? I remember seeing 25" up to 26.5" My tires are bling bling 235/70/15 at the moment.
Anyway, thanks for the advice! [img]smile.gif[/img]
Originally posted by andrew96B4U: Bill, thanks for the reply. I'll dig out my '93 FSM (should be the same for '96 where springs are concerned, right?) and look for the rear-spring indexing.
Should be identical. We did our best to index the hotchkiss springs in Don's Impala when we installed them...but it really never looked right because of his extended control arms making the spring perch sit funny...but we put all 4 of them so that you can read Hotchkiss right side up...and his car sits perfect on them.