Chevy Camaro Base / Z28 1968, Sport Diamond Cut Rear Lowering Leaf Spring Kit by Hotchkis®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. Width: 2.5". Flat Length: 55.75". Free Length: 54". Rate: 150-180 lb per inch. Includes: Heavy Duty Shackles, U-Bolts, Spring Pads and Nut Clips. This is a set of two replacement leaf springs curved specifically to lower the ride height of your rear suspension 1.5 inches. Crafted from heavy gauge reinforced steel, a durable powder coat finish effectively resists corrosion, peeling, and scratches. Eliminate extra space between tires and fender wells for an aggressive look, and gain a lower center of gravity that increases handling stability. Leaf spring eyes come with urethane rear bushings and rubber front bushings already pressed in to offer top performance and ride comfort. Kit also includes heavy-duty Hotchkis shackles, u-bolts, spring pads, and stainless steel hardware. Some drilling required.
Notes: Includes: Heavy Duty Shackles, U-Bolts, Spring Pads and Nut Clips.
- Set of two replacement leaf springs curved specifically to lower the ride height of your suspension 1.5 inches
- Replace worn and/or deteriorated factory leaf springs
- Rubber front shackle eye bushings come pressed in to deliver maximum ride comfort where it’s most beneficial
- Polyurethane rear shackle eye bushings come pressed in to deliver reduced body sway where it’s most beneficial
- Leaf springs are crafted from heavy gauge reinforced steel
- Also includes heavy-duty Hotchkis shackles, u-bolts, spring pads, and stainless steel hardware
- Durable powder coat finish effectively resists corrosion, peeling, and scratches
- Lower your vehicle’s center of gravity for sportier and more stable handling at any speed
- Significantly reduce aerodynamic drag and increase fuel economy
- One three-quarter length overload leaf spring per side minimizes axle wrap under extreme use
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
- Manufactured in the United States
If the leaf springs on your vehicle show significant age, wear, and deterioration from hazardous terrain or corrosive road salt and just don’t have the resilience they once did, there’s minimal point in re-using them with lowering shackles or hangers. Putting tired old springs back on and expecting good results can be very disappointing, and that’s why Hotchkis lets you purchase an entire set of new leaf springs and shackles specifically designed for the different stresses of lowered vehicles. Rear Lowering Leaf Springs contain two full-length leafs and one three-quarter length overload spring – a configuration which greatly reduces axle wrap under heavy compression. To create an optimum balance between handling and ride comfort, bushings in the front are rubber while bushings on the rear are urethane.
Whether your vehicle came with a mono- or multi-leaf configuration, these replacement springs will work on either. Reinforced, heavy-grade steel provides the strength and rigidity needed to stand up to heavy loads and large tires, and durable powder coat finish ensures steel surfaces remain protected from corrosion thanks to its high resistance to peeling, chipping, or scratching in extreme conditions. Once installed, the reduced ride height and new shackles lower your vehicle’s center of gravity which, in turn, reduces body roll and any tendencies to lean over. The result is more stable handling at any speed and reduced oversteer where high mass pushes the rear of your vehicle sideways. Hotchkis proudly builds all components in the United States, and backs them with a 3-year warranty against failure due to manufacturing defects.
Founded in Santa Fe Springs, California in the late 1960s during the height of the original muscle car boom, Hotchkis Sport Suspension got its start building products that blessed GM, Mopar, and Ford performance cars with new abilities to corner and handle with stability at racetrack speeds. As the company’s reputation for building quality products grew, Hotchkis components soon found their way onto all kinds of vehicles that were not made to go fast in any way, shape, or form. It didn’t take long before station wagons, convertibles, and pickup trucks were wheeling around tracks all over southern California with the tenacity of sports cars. After decades of developing suspension-enhancing products that have led to victories in championship racing events, slalom track competitions, and street challenges, Hotchkis has refined and perfected their manufacturing techniques to become the internationally respected company they are today. In 2013, Hotchkis opened a second facility in North Carolina which allows them to perform R&D on multiple platforms simultaneously, fabricate products for a greater number of racing applications, and offer suspension installation services. CARiD is proud to offer the best values you’ll find on a full range of Hotchkis sport coil springs that lower your vehicle’s center of gravity to add resposiveness, tubular sway bars that optimize chassis balance, control, and stability, rear suspension packages that dramatically improve traction during launch and cornering, and much more.