Video Download: Chassis Performance Upgrades
Cam Benty joins the team at Hotchkis Performance as they set out to improve the handling performance and safety of our project 1968 Camaro. A true “Barn Find” this ’68 runs and drives like it did when it was new, although we’ve come to expect a lot more from our cars today. Benty takes you along for a test drive of this classic ride and discusses the advantages of improved suspension components and modern materials like polyurethane bushings.
After evaluating the components in the current system and discussing the intended uses for the car, Corey Bedortha of Hotchkis Performance determined the best solutions for our ride included new springs, sway bars and performance tuned shock absorbers.
Knowing the correct way to remove suspension components will ensure your safety and prevent any damage to the car. Follow along as Bedortha removes and upgrades these key components of our suspension system.
An important aspect of our project cars suspension is upgrading the wheels and tires. Tire technology has come a long way since 1968 and the addition of wider, lower profile modern radial tires matched to lightweight alloy wheels helps bring our Camaro into a new century. With the wheels on and our ride back on the ground Benty takes to the road to evaluate our new suspension.
Total Run Time: 53 minutes.