Hot Rod’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan have been making different modifications to their Roadkill cars on their informative how-to show Hot Rot Garage. This week Finnegan’s 1969 Chevrolet El Camino, which was last seen in Episode 4 when they installed Brembo big brake kit on it, makes a return. The brake kit highlighted a couple different problems with the car’s suspension setup, so they’ve decided to address them this week in Episode 10.
The Brembo big brake kit pushed the El Camino’s wheels out by over 3-inches, causing them to rub against the fenders. To remedy the problem, RideTech sent out a technician who showed Finnegan how install their Level 3 performance suspension on the El Camino, which consists of upgraded upper and lower control arms, three-way adjustable coilovers, and a front a rear “musclebar” sway bar.
After Finnegan and the RideTech team show us how to install their suspension kit, Finnegan takes the El Camino out on a makeshift autocross course. The suspension modifications helped the El Camino pickup an additional second around the course, and most importantly, the wheel will no longer rub when turning.
Check it out in the video below, and if you stick around until the end, there’s a Q&A session with Freiburger and Finnegan.