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    I want to redo the suspension on my 66 F85. Any suggestions on what to use. Was thinking either Detroit speed coil over conversion kit (front and rear). Our Hotchkis total suspension kit. Any ideas out thoughts??
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    Are you raising/lowering or stiffining?
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    Stiffening, and lowering I'm thinking around an inch.

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    That will look good. Complete kits are usually cheaper and leave no surprizes. Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mparsons0 View Post
    I want to redo the suspension on my 66 F85. Any suggestions on what to use. Was thinking either Detroit speed coil over conversion kit (front and rear). Our Hotchkis total suspension kit. Any ideas out thoughts??
    What did you decide? How did you make out?
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    I think Hotchkis would be a good way to go but would for sure do some research into it first........

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    Quote Originally Posted by mparsons0 View Post
    I want to redo the suspension on my 66 F85. Any suggestions on what to use. Was thinking either Detroit speed coil over conversion kit (front and rear). Our Hotchkis total suspension kit. Any ideas out thoughts??
    I've heard real good things about both kits...

    I think there is more Hotchkis stuff out there, so if you need a part in east buck field you might have a better chance of getting it...

    I would defiantly go with a complete kit, they design the stuff to work together, if you get Hotchkis arms & Detroit spindles and someone else's ball joints (this is just a for instance) the stuff may not work together...

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    so have been able to get the suspension completed yet..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    so have been able to get the suspension completed yet..........
    Ya I didn't catch that that post was from 2014 till I posted, I guess he's not active on CRO...
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