Re: Suspension Q's

From: Tony Cellana (
Date: Tue Apr 27 2004 - 15:14:10 EDT

Western Chassis has 2" lowering A-Arms. Or you can cut the front coils a
bit at a time until you are happy with the drop.

Out back, you can add a block on top of the axle for additional drop. Go
with STEEL ones!!! The cheaper aluminum ones are more prone to cracking.

On the shocks, get the revalved Bilsteins through Hotchkis. Well worth the
additional money.

My 3/4 dropped 00 RC R/T uses Western Chassis lowered a-arms and springs,
and relocated spring mounts out back. Hotchkis tuned Bils on all 4 corners.

For a pic:


-----Original Message-----
From: Woodruff, Jason P <>
To: DML (E-mail) <>
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 3:09 PM
Subject: DML: Suspension Q's

>So I'm ready to get lower.
>I've got the Hotchkis "V8" springs in front, modified hotchkis rear leafs
and the bilstien shocks all around. Hotchkis told me the front springs are
800lbs/in, I think I want to go to some 1000lb/in springs and get 2in lower.
The rear leafs were too soft, but I flipped the bottom leaf so it curved up
and added spring rate. This rate works well but I need to get lower, a lot
lower. The front shocks are too soft now, and will be way too soft for
stiffer springs. Rear shocks feel pretty good.
>Anyone know of 1000lb, 4" lowering springs?
>What shocks to use with these? Or can I revalve the Bilstiens?
>Can I make my own shims to correct the rear pinion angle?
>Jay W
>505/287 Dakota

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