Chevy Camaro & Nova Bolt-On Suspension Packages - Suspension Hunter

A Guide To Bolt-On Camaro & Nova Suspension Packages

Sean Haggai Mar 1, 2010 0 Comment(s)

If you are like the rest of us, the first thing you want to do is find out what's available for any potential project cars you may be looking to get into. On the other hand, if you've already got the car you want in mind, then you're probably doing extensive research to find out what's available and what will work best based on your individual needs.

1003chp_02_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Custom_suspension_kit 1/18

Generally speaking, the most common modifications that are applied to any project vehicle or weekend hauler come in the form of basic bolt-ons. These components are fairly inexpensive, easy to install with simple handtools, and have a short downtime, getting you get back on the road faster to enjoy the new goodies.

If you're contemplating a complete suspension overhaul for your Camaro or Nova, then you'll appreciate the guide we've put together this month. For this segment, we've compiled a database for the most complete bolt-on suspension packages available. If you're looking for a lower stance, a more solid ride, or just improved handling in general, then this is the guide to keep. We've included different stages of suspensions that can transform your ride from a bland street car into something more modest, but also included packages that can transform any Camaro or Nova into an aggressive corner carving machine.

In order to showcase the most complete guide as possible, we've outlined what each system will fit, what it comes with, different stages (if any), where to purchase them, and last but not least, we've listed the price you can expect to pay.

Quick Notes

What We Did
Gathered the most complete front and rear bolt-on kits available for Camaros and Novas

Bottom Line
Remove the guesswork to finding and installing the ultimate tailored suspension package for your project car

Cost (Approx)
$770 & UP

BMR Fabrication

Application
'93-02 Camaro

1003chp_01_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Bmr_suspension_kit 2/18

Street Duty
The BMR Level 1 package includes front and rear 1.25-inch drop springs (front 550 lb/in, rear 160 lb/in). The front sway bar is hollow and cold-formed from 1.375-inch tubing while the rear is also hollow and comes cold-formed from 1-inch DOM tubing. Both are provided with polyurethane bushings, endlinks, and Grade 8 mounting hardware. BMR relies on Tokico HP Series front struts and rear shocks with a rising rate, self-adjusting monotube design feature. Also in the package is a double-adjustable Panhard rod with greaseable fluted polyurethane bushings and TIG welded construction. Bolt-in control arm relocation brackets are also included for increased anti-squat characteristics and optimized suspension geometry.

COST: $1,140

Track Duty
BMR's Level 2 package consists of the same components from the Level 1 package. However, a weld-in 2x2-inch boxed-tube subframe connector with encapsulated rear control arm reinforces the back end. Tubular strut tower braces are designed to minimize tower deflection for aggressive driving. A pair of 1/4-inch heavy-duty mounting plates are made from DOM tubing and laser-cut for the towers. A driveshaft tunnel brace is designed to tie both floorpans together and minimize torsional floorpan flex.

COST: $1,420

Where To Get It
813.986.9302
bmrfabrication.com

Chassisworks

Application
'67-69 Camaro and '68-74 Nova

1003chp_19_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Coilover_front_suspension 3/18

Street Duty
G-Street system includes coilover front suspension, Chassisworks quick-ratio steering box, front antiroll bar, billet-sleeve tie-rod assemblies, g-Bar coilover rear suspension system with factory rearend housing.

Cost: $4,300 & UP

Track Duty
This system includes a g-Machine bolt-on subframe system, double A-arm coilover suspension with rack-and-pinion steering, g-Link coilover rear suspension with FAB 9 rearend housing conversion, and bolt-on subframe connectors. Note: This is a high-end system designed with numerous component and suspension tuning options.

COST: $8,000 & UP (less brakes)

Application
'62-67 Nova II

Track Duty
This package includes g-Machine bolt-on front clip system, double A-arm coilover suspension with rack-and-pinion steering, a bolt-in FAB 9 rearend housing conversion with double adjustable rear antiroll bar, and VariShock adjustable shock absorbers.

COST: $5,400 & UP

Where To Get It
916.388.0288
cachassisworks.com

Classic Performance Products

Application
'62-67 Nova

1003chp_04_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Upper_tublar_control_arms 4/18

Street/Track Duty (Stage 1-2)
At the heart of this innovative package is the MINI sub-frame kit with its 1/4-inch steel crossmember that bolts to the chassis in place of the factory strut rod mounts. It eliminates the factory strut rods, adding stability with improved steering response and over 2 inches of ground clearance. The first stage kit will also include upper tubular control arms, coil springs, shocks, spring perches, front and rear sway bars and rear traction bars. Stage two kits will add coilovers at an additional cost.

COST: $1,549 & UP

Application
'67-69, '70-81 Camaro, '68-74 Nova

Street/Track Duty (Stage 1-2)
To begin, first- and second-generation Camaros as well as second-generation Novas will benefit from CPP's 500 series steering box. It features a 14:1 steering ratio and it's a direct bolt-in replacement. For the suspension pieces CPP adds upper and lower tubular control arms, front springs, front shocks, including front and rear sway bars with the addition of traction bars. Stepping up CPP's Stage 2 package will also add front coilovers for an additional cost.

COST: $1,899 & UP

Where To Get It
800.522.5004
classicperform.com

Edelbrock

Application
'93-02 Camaro

1003chp_05_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Edelbrock_suspension_kit 5/18

Street/Track Duty Edelbrock has taken a lot of time to create an all-inclusive Camaro suspension kit. It includes lower trailing arms, adjustable Panhard rods, adjustable torque arms, relocation brackets, springs, front and rear sway bars, and exclusive IAS shocks, subframe connectors, plus all of the necessary hardware and installation instructions.

COST: $2,000

Where To Get It
310.781.2222
edelbrock.com

Heidts

Application
'67-69, '70-81 Camaro

Street/Track Duty
From the hub to hub, Heidts includes their power rack, adjustable billet coilovers, forged spindles, transmission crossmember, Wilwood 11-inch brake package with custom control arms all on its own subframe. Upgrade to their stainless steel arms, Afco dual-adjustable coilovers, and larger 12- or 13-inch slotted rotors with four- or six-piston calipers. For the rear, Heidts bolt-in kit includes four-link bars and Panhard bar. Adjustable coilovers, axle brackets, and all mounting hardware is also available. Optional upgrades include stainless steel four-link and Panhard bars, a 9-inch housing with brackets (pre-welded), and 31-spline axles with a posi third member and disc brakes.

COST: $4,250 (front), $1,095 (rear)

Where To Get It
800.841.8188
heidts.com

Detroit speed, inc.

Application
'67-69 Camaro, '68-74 Nova

1003chp_07_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Tubular_upper_control_arms 8/18

Street Duty (Stage 1-2)
Detroit Speed's Stage 1 bolt-on suspension package for the front features 1-inch tubular upper and lower control arms with stock spring pockets to fit the included Koni classic front shocks. 2-inch drop springs and a large front sway bar are also included. Stepping up to Stage 2 illustrates more suspension control with upgraded coilover spring pockets on 1-inch upper and lower control arms. Stage 2 also comes with the Koni coilover shocks and coilover-specific springs as well.

COST: $1,820 & UP (front)

Track Duty (Stage 3)
Is that still not enough? Detroit Speed also offers their Stage 3 kit which is the most complete bolt-on package for the factory front subframe. It comes with tubular upper and lower control arms, using coilover spring pockets. A coilover conversion kit from Koni, coilover springs, and front sway bar. For steering, DSE includes their 600 steering gear with rag joint, a Pitman arm and tie-rod adjusters, inner and outer tie-rod ends with an idler arm. Pair the front with DSE's rear Quadra Link setup which features an exclusive no-bind "swivel-link," high-durometer rubber bushings, long upper arms for pinion control and improved anti-squat technology.

COST: $3,400 (front), $2,195 & UP (rear)

Where to get it
704.662.3272
detroitspeed.com

Performance Suspension Components

Application
'67-69, '70-81 Camaro

1003chp_09_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Performance_suspension_components 9/18

Street Duty (Stage 1-3)
PSC's suspension package for their Stage 1 kit includes a complete graphite-impregnated polyurethane frontend rebuild kit, front and rear gas-charged KYB shocks, and paired front and rear powdercoated G-Tech sway bars with polyurethane bushings. Stage 2 adds front and rear polyurethane leaf spring bushing pads. PSC's Stage 3 adds more aggression with a complete set of upper and lower tubular control arms with polyurethane bushings.

COST: $773 & UP

Where To Get It
800.572.3768
performancesuspension.com

Hotchkis

Application
'67-69 Camaro

1003chp_10_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Hotchks_suspension_upgrades 10/18

Street/Track Duty
The Hotchkis TVS is an all-inclusive kit that has been designed and tested as a system. The TVS system includes sport coils, sport sway bars, chassis max sway bar brace, heavy-duty tie-rod sleeves, and sport leaf springs. Note: Order PN 80015 for small-block and 80014 for big-block engines.

COST: $1,500

Application
'10 Camaro

Street Duty
This system is comprised of 1-inch lowered higher-rate sport coil springs (front 210 lb/in, rear 440 lb/in) paired with front and rear, lightweight 1.25-inch tubular front sway bar and an adjustable 1-inch rear sway bar. Front bars are 210% stiffer than the stock SS and up to 170% stiffer than the rear factory units. Greasable polyurethane bushings and mounts are included. All components are made in the USA and come in a durable gloss-black powdercoat finish.

COST: $817

Track Duty
To up the ante for the 2010 Camaro, Hotchkis is also making an even more aggressive suspension package available. It features all of the base suspension components seen in the $817 kit, however it's paired with a unique aluminum chassis brace manufactured out of elliptical aluminum tubing for superior strength and ground clearance. Hotchkis designed this brace to reduce subframe flex and wheelhop, and features greasable polyurethane bushings and mounts.

COST: $1,300

Where To Get It
888.735.6425
hotchkis.net

PST

Application
'67-69, '70-81 Camaro

1003chp_11_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Afx_aluminum_forged_spindles 11/18

Street/Track Duty
While PST offers nearly all you need for a full rebuild of the front or rear suspension, their Level 5 package is that and more. PST's Performance Matched Mega System includes AFX forged aluminum spindles which allows for direct bolt-on C5/C6 brakes, a polygraphite super front end kit (bushings, tie rods, etc.), a set of KYB shocks, Ground Zero front coils, and a Ground Zero multi-leaf springs with polygraphite bushings. Tubular upper and lower control arms are optional as well as the centerlink and pitman arm. Note: Mention small- or big-block for optional upgraded springs.

COST: $2,000 & UP

Where To Get It
877.226.4101
p-s-t.com

PFADT RACE ENGINEERING

Application
'10 Camaro

1003chp_13_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Performance_shocks 12/18

Street Duty
Starting off with an all new design, Pfadt's team wanted to lower the overall stance of the new Camaro all the while still being able to provide the driver with a firm but comfortable ride with reduced body roll. Their sport package comes with adjustable sway bars, while their drop spring will provide between 1 and 1.25 inches of lowering.

COST: $800

Track Duty
Upgrading to the more advanced pro suspension package, Pfadt offers coilovers with 16-way adjustability for damping and over 3 inches of ride height flexibility. Their front coilovers feature an inverted strut design, maximizing strength with refined handling. Also included are adjustable 3-piece sway bars with adjustable endlinks. Pfadt also replaces all of the solid spherical bearings with mono-ball joints. 6061 T6 aluminum and anodized motor mounts are also included as well as Pfadt's camber kit that allows for an extra degree of negative camber over the factory setup.

COST: $5,950

Drag Duty
For those trips to the dragstrip, Pfadt has taken their track package (pro suspension) and added two additional key elements to create a solid drag racing combination. Along with the inverted coilovers, race sway bars, and solid spherical bearings for the control arms, Pfadt has also provides differential bushings and solid subframe mounts. The polyurethane bushings will control unwanted flex and respond with better feedback. Poly bushings will also minimize deflection in your alignment and the lightweight aluminum sleeves are hard-anodized for longevity.

COST: $4,190

Where To Get It
888.972.2464
pfadtracing.com

Speed Tech Performance

Application
'67-69 Camaro

1003chp_16_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Bolt_on_subframe_upgrades 16/18

Track Duty
Speed Tech's ultimate Track Time suspension kit incorporates a full front bolt-in subframe and rear torque arm setup. The front is a true coilover combination with direct bolt-on tubular control arms, power rack-and-pinion steering, and a fully adjustable transmission crossmember to fit T56 and Tremec TKO transmissions. The rear features an articu-link lower control arm, adjustable Panhard bar, ride height, pinion angle and wheelbase, plus QA1s. A full Strange rearend in your choice of width with 31-spline Pro Street Axles is also included.

COST: $9,900

Where To Get It
888.467.1625
speedtech-performance.com

Ridetech

Application
Generation 1-4 Camaro

1003chp_17_o Chevy_camaro_nova_bolt_on_suspension_packages Ridetech_camaro_suspension_system 17/18

Street Duty (Level 1-3)
RideTech offers nearly any complete kit to outfit your Camaro with its suspension. Their entry Level 1 kit comes with bolt-in front and rear components which includes their ShockWaves and a four-link to replace the first-gen leaf springs. Stepping up to their Level 2 and 3 packages provides even more tuneability with upgraded tubular upper and lower control arms, a digital controller for ride height, and their splined Muscle Bar.

COST: $2,000 & UP

Application
'62-67, '68-74 Nova

Street Duty (Level 1-3)
As part of the first- and second-generation Novas, RideTech also makes a complete line of front to rear suspension packages. For the front, they supply all the hardware and brackets to ensure accurate mounting, and a complete bolt-in rear four-link to replace the leaf spring setup. Upgrading to their Level 3 package includes sway bars, digital controls, and even remotes to control ride height.

COST: $3,900 & UP

Where To Get It
812.481.4787
ridetech.com

MORE PHOTOS

VIEW FULL GALLERY

COMMENTS

TO TOP