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davidcroft 05-25-2013 07:37 AM

1" dropped 1LE
 
Well my Eibach lowering springs came in and I had them installed at work. I ran these on my '12 after having the clunking issues with Pfadt and them denying it was their springs. Long story short they gave me a partial refund, then came on the forum publicly and announced they had a fix for their issue.

My Eibach springs on my '12 were a good combination of drop and hardly any scrape.Not to mention Eibach springs have a 1 million mile warranty and are real inexpensive. If you order them through autoanything.com they have free shipping and 15% OFF for 1st time users. I took advantage of that plus their already Low Low price.:D
Here is the only pic I have.....not that great but gives you an idea.

EDIT: here is the before pic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...psee1e9fba.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps470803a6.jpg

family man 05-25-2013 07:44 AM

Looks good.:w00t:

SUKXOST 05-25-2013 07:54 AM

props....love to see another pic or two. That all black makes it hard to tell it's even dropped.

2010SLVRBULIT 05-25-2013 08:38 AM

Eibach pros are on my ride, no complaints:thumbup:

t&t moyer 05-25-2013 08:53 AM

I like the 1" drop! I've go a set of BMR 1" spring to get installed one of these days...... Had a set of SLP springs on my 45th and they worked great too. 1" is for sure my preference.

Looks good and yes, more pics!!

KlugSS 05-25-2013 08:59 AM

Why would anyone take 1le springs off and install some one fits all springs.

Firefighter 05-25-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KlugSS (Post 6587064)
Why would anyone take 1le springs off and install some one fits all springs.

My understanding is that 1LE springs are standard SS springs for an FE6 suspension.

Personally I'm going to use some Pedders springs on mine.

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JimAlan 05-25-2013 09:34 AM

Looks good. I would like to drop mine but I would have to sell our house, it scrapes coming and going. hmm...sell the house, buy less expensive, buy mods. The things we do for our toys.

beany323 05-26-2013 12:11 AM

better side picture when you get a chance and which specific ones did you get?

i like the warranty.. and the discount doesn't sound bad.

when you can , thanks!

davidcroft 05-26-2013 09:12 AM

I do need to get some more pics of it but it's been overcast for days here in Houston. I edited the first post to try and give you guys an idea of before. I could make a fist and stand it upright on the top of my tire and it would fit in the fenderwell before. Now it's much better.

1LE springs are not 1LE specific. They are identical to SS springs. 1LE sway bars and shocks are specific. I asked Pete with Pedders about lowering the 1LE and he said it's fine because the suspension geometry is identical to the SS as well.

Got rid of that 4x4 stance and some body roll too.

1LeSS 05-26-2013 09:07 PM

Are you folks just dropping the rear 1 inch or all the way around?

davidcroft 05-27-2013 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1LeSS (Post 6592544)
Are you folks just dropping the rear 1 inch or all the way around?

The Eibach springs drop the car 1" all the way around

davidcroft 05-27-2013 07:21 AM

Quote:

Firefighter;6587083
Personally I'm going to use some Pedders springs on mine.
I would loved to have gone pedders but for half as much $$ I went Eibach. I really appreciate all the suspension input and how involved pedders is in the suspension section but holy hell their stuff is primo $$:D

Firefighter 05-27-2013 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by davidcroft (Post 6593574)
I would loved to have gone pedders but for half as much $$ I went Eibach. I really appreciate all the suspension input and how involved pedders is in the suspension section but holy hell their stuff is primo $$:D

I can appreciate that.

I've probably dropped 10+ cars 4 of them being mine and the one thing I've figured out is you want to make sure the guy who made your springs is on the up and up. Eibach is good stuff you can't go wrong. I'm just planning on doing things the way Pedders prescribes. They seem to have the best grasp of the suspension on these cars.

My only gripe is that everything they make is RED. LoL

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Exigent 05-27-2013 08:19 AM

Looks great, do the shorter springs affect the function of the factory shocks?

1LE_Concept_Project 05-27-2013 01:04 PM

How do the springs ride?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by davidcroft (Post 6586893)
Well my Eibach lowering springs came in and I had them installed at work. I ran these on my '12 after having the clunking issues with Pfadt and them denying it was their springs. Long story short they gave me a partial refund, then came on the forum publicly and announced they had a fix for their issue.

My Eibach springs on my '12 were a good combination of drop and hardly any scrape.Not to mention Eibach springs have a 1 million mile warranty and are real inexpensive. If you order them through autoanything.com they have free shipping and 15% OFF for 1st time users. I took advantage of that plus their already Low Low price.:D
Here is the only pic I have.....not that great but gives you an idea.

EDIT: here is the before pic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...psee1e9fba.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps470803a6.jpg

How do the spring rates compare to stock springs? Is it stiffer? And how much?

SWAG1LE 05-28-2013 03:40 PM

Congrats on your 1" drop. Not to thread jack but what was the issue with your PFADT springs exactly? Were they the 1.25" drop springs?

I am about to slap some PFADT 1.25" springs on mine and just want to be aware of any possible issues that might occur...

Dropspeed 05-28-2013 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1LE_Concept_Project (Post 6594433)
How do the spring rates compare to stock springs? Is it stiffer? And how much?

Eibachs are a progressive rate spring:

FR 143- 222 lbs/in
RR 291 -485 lbs/in

Stock is (I believe from what I can find)

FR 165 lbs/in
RR 370 lbs/in

For the street progressive springs are fine, but for those those that will track their cars I would recommend a linear rate as they are more predictable.

-Matt

davidcroft 05-28-2013 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SWAG1LE (Post 6598967)
Congrats on your 1" drop. Not to thread jack but what was the issue with your PFADT springs exactly? Were they the 1.25" drop springs?

I am about to slap some PFADT 1.25" springs on mine and just want to be aware of any possible issues that might occur...

pfadt no longer has the problem.....they just treated me like I didn't know what I was talking about when I called, and then publicly announced a fix for the issue I was having and never gave me a full refund or alignment. I can't support a company like that.

davidcroft 05-28-2013 09:42 PM

better lighting after pics
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...psdee7d2c7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...pse48687a6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps6832400b.jpg

Dropspeed 05-28-2013 09:54 PM

Love that color and it looks tough!

jcieutat 05-28-2013 11:42 PM

Damnit, now I want to lower mine! I just bought my 1LE a month ago. I previously owned two Mustang GT's (2010 and 2012). I swapped out the 2012 suspension with an Eibach kit (Struts, Shocks, Springs, and Strut mounts). With the Camaro, is it ok to just swap out the springs? Will the new springs support it enough that the ride will not suffer and the car will not bottom out with bumps? Forgive me as I am no mechanic!

davidcroft 05-29-2013 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcieutat (Post 6601112)
Damnit, now I want to lower mine! I just bought my 1LE a month ago. I previously owned two Mustang GT's (2010 and 2012). I swapped out the 2012 suspension with an Eibach kit (Struts, Shocks, Springs, and Strut mounts). With the Camaro, is it ok to just swap out the springs? Will the new springs support it enough that the ride will not suffer and the car will not bottom out with bumps? Forgive me as I am no mechanic!

Oh ya. Swapping out just the springs is what I've done to my past 4 rides. Totally fine. I didn't wanna do coilovers because the 1LEs have specific monotube shocks that the regular SS doesn't get.

Springs only is much less body roll and much less 4x4!:headbang: You won't regret it.

SWAG1LE 05-29-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidcroft (Post 6599368)
pfadt no longer has the problem.....they just treated me like I didn't know what I was talking about when I called, and then publicly announced a fix for the issue I was having and never gave me a full refund or alignment. I can't support a company like that.

Your car looks ahhhmazin'! :nod:

Cool...Yup, I just read the PFADT springs horror stories LOL. Majority of what I read was over a year or 2 ago so I think they have adjusted the length of the springs when not under load hopefully. I think mine will be OK...fingers crossed. Sorry you had a bad go with them. If I dont like em' I will opt for some BC coilovers. :smoking:

FRSTR90 05-30-2013 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidcroft (Post 6599368)
pfadt no longer has the problem.....they just treated me like I didn't know what I was talking about when I called, and then publicly announced a fix for the issue I was having and never gave me a full refund or alignment. I can't support a company like that.

What problem did you have with the PFADT?


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