Heidts 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova

No longer a thing for full custom builds, Heidts bolt-on IRS system brings modern ride and handling to the masses

Patrick Hill Mar 2, 2013 0 Comment(s)
Heidts 1966 Chevrolet Chevy Ii Nova Left Rear 2/10


Car: 1966 Chevy II Nova
Owner: Tobie Johnson
Type: LS1 built by Wegner Automotive
Block: aluminum
Fuel Delivery: two Holley EFI throttle bodies and Holley Dual Plane intake
Transmission: Bowler 700R4
Stall: Bowler 2600
Rearend: Heidts Pro-G 9-inch center section, 3.50 gears with Truetrac
Chassis: Heidts Pro-G front clip
Front Suspension: Heidts Pro-G
Steering: rack-and-pinion
Springs: 10-inch, 450 lbs
Spindles: Heidt’s 2-inch drop
Shocks: Ridetech single adjustable
Sway Bar: 1¼-inch, 914lb rate
Brakes: Wilwood 6-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors
Rear Suspension: Heidts IRS
Springs: 10-inch, 500 lbs
Shocks: Ridetech single adjustable
Sway Bar: ¾-inch 128lb rate
Brakes: Wilwood 4-piston calipers, 10.25-inch rotors
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Forgeline DS3P, Front & Rear-18x9
Tires: NT05, front & rear-275/35R18
Cost of Suspension:
$16,839.00 (price includes brakes)
Total: 3,291 lbs
LF: 873 RF: 821
LR: 805 RR: 792
F: 51.4 R: 48.6
Skid Pad: CW 0.88g, CCW 0.88g; Average 0.88g
Slalom: Best 47.7 mph; average of 5 runs 46.9 mph
Autocross: Best 52.49; average of 5 runs 53.47
Baseline 1
2013 Corvette Grand Sport
Skid Pad: CW 0.98g, CCW 0.99g; average 0.99g
Slalom: Best 48.5 mph; average of five runs 46.9 mph
Autocross: Best 51.10; average of five runs 51.58
Baseline 2
1972 Chevelle SS396
Skid Pad: CW 0.69g, CCW 0.76g; average 0.74g
Slalom: Best 38.7 mph; average of three runs, 38.2 mph
Autocross: Best 1.03.87; average of three runs 1.08.64


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