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Hotchkis Suspension Install - Better Handling B-body

This stock "64 Impala gets a much-needed dose of Super Chevy performance and style

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We did this to not only give you the numerical benefits of the suspension on the same track conditions, but also to show that if one guy with a helper can install this stuff with minimal tools at the track, you can do it at home. We have to say the results are pretty dramatic, as the Impala looked like a tugboat going though the cones. At one point, we thought the bumper was going to drag the ground. After the new stuff was on, the car was flat and much more controllable. We actually reached the limits of the engine before we could reach the limits of the new suspension and rolling stock package.

600-ft Slalom

BeforeAfter
TimemphTimemph
8.3948.87.5754.0

200-ft Skidpad

Before
DirectionTimeG-Force
CCW14.270.60
CW14.370.59
After
DirectionTimeG-Force
CCW12.670.76
CW12.900.74
Just for reference, here are the numbers Hotchkis got with a new 5th gen Camaro SS on the same track, with the same driver. Skid Pad: 0.85g and Slalom: 66.4 mph

SOURCES
Show Wheels
N/A
www.showwheelsusa.com
Hotchkis Sport Suspension
8633 Sorensen Ave
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
888-735-6425
562-907-7757
www.hotchkis.net
Nitto Tire
6021 Katella Avenue
Suite 250
Cypress
CA  90630
877-565-8448
www.nittotire.com
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