1980 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. Identical to and unchanged from 1977. (stock: 300 lb./in.) Stabilizer bar 1.125" (down from 1.2"). Stock bar: 0.938, F41: 1.0").
Rear Suspension: Spring rate 130 lb./in. (stock: 92-99 lb./in.) Rear Stabilizer bar 0.594 inch. (stock: none, F41: 0.5625)
Steering: Overall ratio 13:1 (stock 15.03:1 to 10.61:1 variable). 2.61 turns lock to lock (stock: 2.41).

Steering - Gear, valving & related components
Year   Part Number   Description
1979-81   7832058   Valve (exc HD susp, Z28)
1980-81   7848139   (V6 exc HD susp) Gear
1980-81   7848140   (V6 w/hd susp)
1980-81   7848139   (V8 exc HD susp, Z28)
1980-81   7848140   (V8 w/hd susp, exc Z28)
1980-81   7833147   (w/z28) Gear, hyd strg (800 gear)
1980-81   7834284   Valve (w/800 gear)

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")

1980 Camaro Spring Charts

ALL Suspensions, (EXCEPT Z28)

Front GAWRF Range

Rear GAWRR Range

P205 75R14

E78-14

Part #
0-950 3996364
951-1010 3996365
1011-1068 344537
1069-1120 3998629
Over 1121 3998629
P205 75R14

E78-14

Part #
0-1002 480880
1003-1090 480881
1091-1170 493689
Over 1170  

Z28

Front GAWRF Range

Rear GAWRR Range

P225 70R15 Part #
0-1006 3988111
1007-1065 3988113
Over 1065 462509
P225 70R15 Part #
0-1032 10007421
Over 1032 480885

Spring Details
3996365
480881

Summary/Conclusions/Observations


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

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