- Includes front and rear Hotchkis Competition (heavy-duty) sway bars with reinforced brackets, polyurethane bushings, and hardware
- Includes Heavy-Duty End Links with length adjustability for optimum performance as vehicle ride heights are changed
- End links allow fine tuning of sway bar tension when corner balancing is performed on vehicle
- Zinc-coated 10.9 grade hardware provides extremely high tensile and yield strength that resists corrosion
- Polyurethane bushings offer smooth travel without unwanted squish or decay
- Sections of steel components are joined together by TIG welding which provides the cleanest, most even bonds for high strength
- Significantly reduces aerodynamic drag at higher speeds
- Select all components in the Product Option field for the complete kit, or purchase individually as needed
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
- Manufactured in the United States
Designed to prepare your vehicle for the racetrack, the Competition Suspension System Lowering Kit gives you the greater control at high speeds and hard corners that Hotchkis competition grade sway bars provide. The Competition level front and rear sway bars quell side-to-side body roll around turns to enhance grip and reduce unwanted weight transfer. And because they’re designed for serious racing applications, rear sway bars are even tuned with oversteer that kicks in around turns. Shorter swing arm length on all the sway bars provides high rigidity, and heavy-gauge tubing with hollow centers provides the same bending resistance as solid sway bars with the benefit of 30% less unsprung weight.
Front and rear sway bar ends contain multiple mounting holes, so customizing the level of stiffness each bar provides is as easy as turning a wrench. Hotchkis Heavy-Duty End Links also included in the kit are built to withstand racetrack levels of shock, heat, and stress. What distinguishes these link rods is their ability to be length-adjusted at both ends – allowing you to adapt them to work at optimum angles if vehicle ride height is changed. And if you’re setting adjustable coilovers at different heights to “corner balance” the vehicle and distribute weight evenly, Teflon-coated ball joints ensure smooth, quiet operation even when pressures on them vary unevenly from side to side. Heavy duty end links are built with a thicker diameter shaft that’s crafted from heavy-gauge steel, then reinforced with an aluminum outer sleeve to beef up rigidity to racetrack levels.
Steel found on all Hotchkis tubing is formed by a Drawn Over Mandrell (DOM) process, which allows manufacturing tolerances that are twenty times tighter than hot rolling process that many competitors use. One-piece billet ends provide easy, strong attachment points and are joined to the tubes by Tungsten Gas Insert (TIG) welding. The process provides clean, even welds and a consistent level of bonding strength on all areas – eliminating inconsistencies which create weak points and areas prone to metal fatigue or failure. An outer finish of powder coat is applied for show car looks and to ensure peeling, discoloration, and deterioration from high underhood temperatures are eliminated. Hotchkis builds all components in the United States, and backs them against failure due to manufacturing defects for three years.361.42 580.16
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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.
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