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Old 10-09-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
SHANE 73Z
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Anyone aligned their Hotchkis equipped truck yet?

Hey all,

Got my truck aligned today.

I built it with the full Hotchkis kit with stock height 73+ spindles with the 4" drop springs. I am kinda surprised at the specs we hit.

My most rigid request for settings was the camber. I asked them to set it at -1* and then shoot for the maximum amount of caster to go with it.

After a while, I was asked to come look at their progress.

They maxed out the shims on the front bolts and was only able to get the camber to approximately -2.5* and with no shims on the rear bolt about 11.5* of caster. We set toe at 0.

I was shocked to say the least and talked with Hotchkis tech John. Surprisingly enough he said that he would not be afraid to try these settings, considering the rest of the trucks setup. I will of course be sure to keep my eye on tread wear, but it seems to have more stick than I have guts right now!

What have other Hotckis users found at alignment time?

Shane
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone aligned their Hotchkis equipped truck yet?

Bump, I didnt think that I might be the first to get this far.

I know there are some Hotchkis trucks in the build stages. The only others I know are the PCH truck and the Orange factory truck.

I think there have been a couple magazine installs as well.

Anyways, heres some reference info.

Shane
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