1979 Z28 Suspension & Chassis Component Information

This file is a mess, but I'm trying to consolidate the spring info, the suspension info, and the yearly info into a more readable, manageable and informative package. It'll also make proof-reading and catching screwups and obvious conflicts easier.

Front Suspension: Spring rates 365 lb./in. Stabilizer 1.2 inch. Identical to and unchanged from 1977.
Rear Suspension: Spring rate 127 lb./in. Rear Stabilizer .55 inch. Identical and unchanged since 1977.
Steering: Power assist, straight 13.02:1 overall. Identical & unchanged since 1977.

Steering - Gear, valving & related components
Year   Part Number   Description
1979   7826116   Valve (exc HD susp, Z28)
1979-81   7832058   Valve (exc HD susp, Z28)
1977-79   7833307   (exc z28) Gear, hyd strg (800 gear)
1979   7826113   Valve w/Z28.

Sway bars
Year  Part Number  Description
1976-81 481471  (Camaro w/HD susp, exc Z28) rear 0.562"
1977-81 356534  (Camaro w/Z28) front 31.75mm
1978-81 356530  (Camaro exc Z28 front 25.400mm)
1978-81 3983084  (Camaro w/HD susp, Z28) Rear 0.625")

1979 Camaro Spring Charts

ALL EXCEPT Z28 & Berlinetta

Front GAWRF Range

Rear GAWRR Range

FR78-14 Tire E78-14 Tire Part #
  0-850 3996364
  851-880 3996365
  881-940 344537
  941-1000 3998629
  1000-over 3998629
     
FR78-14 E78-14 Part #
  0-635 480880
  636-700 480881
  701-over 493689

Berlinetta

Front GAWRF Range

Rear GAWRR Range

FR78-14 Tire E78-14 Tire Part #
  0-850 3996364
  851-880 3996365
  881-940 344537
  941-1000 3998629
  1000-over 3998629
     
FR78-14 E78-14 Part #
  0-635 480880
  636-700 480881
  701-over 493689

Z28

Front GAWRF Range

Rear GAWRR Range

GR70-15 P225-70/15 Part #
over 1019 over 1019 3988113
951-1019 951-1019 3988111
0-950 0-950 334488
GR70-15 P225-70/15 Part #
over 1043 over 1043 480885
0-1043 0-1043 10007421

Spring Details
3996365
480881

Summary/Conclusions/Observations


Last updated: 8/12/1998
Author: MadMike Maciolek

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