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blazzin1 05-31-2013 12:02 PM

QA1 Front Coilovers....
 
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Just ordered these QA1 Double-Adjustable Front Coilovers from a local vendor. Was going to try to wait for the Strange Engineering Front Coilovers....but just got confirmation today that the sway bar mount bracket is probably about 4-5 months away....if at all. So...QA1 will get my money instead. I'll post up some more pics once they arrive and I get them installed....

429 05-31-2013 04:15 PM

let me know how they are.

blazzin1 05-31-2013 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 429 (Post 6612955)
let me know how they are.

Will do.....

Supercharged SS 05-31-2013 04:34 PM

Has anyone tried these yet? In January I was going to but then FSP and Pfadt hooked me up.

blazzin1 05-31-2013 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Supercharged SS (Post 6613036)
Has anyone tried these yet? In January I was going to but then FSP and Pfadt hooked me up.

I haven't heard of anyone from Camaro5 having these or installing these yet, but according to QA1, they have only been available for the last month or so, and they have been selling pretty good already. And yes, I remember you were looking at these, but the Pfadt units you ended up with are probably better anyway!!! These are double-adjustable, but I would think the Pfadt's are a higher quality coilover.....especially considering the cost. I just needed fronts....so this was really my only option for an adjustable coilover, unless I wanted to delete my front sway bar and get the Strange coilovers.

Supercharged SS 05-31-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by blazzin1 (Post 6613063)
I haven't heard of anyone from Camaro5 having these or installing these yet, but according to QA1, they have only been available for the last month or so, and they have been selling pretty good already. And yes, I remember you were looking at these, but the Pfadt units you ended up with are probably better anyway!!! These are double-adjustable, but I would think the Pfadt's are a higher quality coilover.....especially considering the cost. I just needed fronts....so this was really my only option for an adjustable coilover, unless I wanted to delete my front sway bar and get the Strange coilovers.

I'm really curious about the fitment and install. The techs at JRE told me horror stories about getting brand new QA1 products and having to really modify things just to get them to fit. I didn't want similar problems.

Available for a month.... A little past the beginning of Feb which is what I was told I could have them.

blazzin1 05-31-2013 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Supercharged SS (Post 6613071)
I'm really curious about the fitment and install. The techs at JRE told me horror stories about getting brand new QA1 products and having to really modify things just to get them to fit. I didn't want similar problems.

Available for a month.... A little past the beginning of Feb which is what I was told I could have them.

Jeez....I hope that's not true!!! I guess I'll find out!!! They're on the way, should be here next week sometime.

blazzin1 06-08-2013 10:12 PM

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Just picked them up today. They look really nice. Quality looks to be very good. But I did notice that they were noticeably heavier than my old Pfadt coilovers, but they do use a steel body, so I would guess that heavier than Pfadt's should be no big surprise. Probably won't get these installed very soon, but I'll keep y'all updated when I do.

blazzin1 06-08-2013 10:13 PM

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Can't seem to get more than one picture per post....not sure why???

blazzin1 06-08-2013 10:14 PM

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Last one....

Pro Stock John 06-08-2013 11:03 PM

Double adjustable, I likey.

CHMSC 06-08-2013 11:14 PM

Just curious why you are replacing the front pfadt coilovers?

blazzin1 06-09-2013 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by CHMSC (Post 6647424)
Just curious why you are replacing the front pfadt coilovers?

I recently bought and installed the BMR Drag Race Package (DRP007) for my rear suspension, which requires the use of much shorter rear shocks. So, I now have Strange Engineering double-adjustable coilovers in the rear, and wanted double-adjustables on the front too. Had to sell my Pfadt coilovers as a complete set since it would probably be difficult to sell just the rears. Kinda wish I could have kept the fronts, but at least now I have double-adjustable capability on all four corners.

429 06-09-2013 09:29 PM

You really need DA fronts for drag. SAs are asking for issues.

blazzin1 06-09-2013 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 429 (Post 6650538)
You really need DA fronts for drag. SAs are asking for issues.

Thanks for the tip, glad I chose to go with these now!!! Just wish I could find the time to install them!!!

CHMSC 06-09-2013 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by blazzin1 (Post 6648120)
I recently bought and installed the BMR Drag Race Package (DRP007) for my rear suspension, which requires the use of much shorter rear shocks. So, I now have Strange Engineering double-adjustable coilovers in the rear, and wanted double-adjustables on the front too. Had to sell my Pfadt coilovers as a complete set since it would probably be difficult to sell just the rears. Kinda wish I could have kept the fronts, but at least now I have double-adjustable capability on all four corners.

Ah I see. Thanks for the response.

blazzin1 06-24-2013 10:06 AM

Just FYI.....I did get these QA1's installed last weekend on my car. No issues on installation, fitment was perfect. Very satisfied with everything so far. The ride is very firm. I have the compression set fairly high, and rebound pretty low. The only thing I would say is if you're looking to "slam" your car (a.k.a. lower aggressively), these may not be for you. They will lower the car down a little bit lower than stock....maybe an inch or so max, but that's about it. More than that, and I think it would start to affect the useful travel length of the shock itself. Other than that, I am VERY pleased with my purchase.

BMR Sales 06-24-2013 04:43 PM

It is nice to know that there is another good option for front drag struts for the fifth gen Camaros. We can get these QA1 front struts for anyone interested in them.

Kyle

blazzin1 06-25-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by BMR Sales (Post 6709884)
It is nice to know that there is another good option for front drag struts for the fifth gen Camaros. We can get these QA1 front struts for anyone interested in them.

Kyle

Well Hell, if I would have known that, I probably would have bought them through you guys!!! Oh well, you guys have already received a rather LARGE portion of my income!!! I should just start making a monthly allotment direct from my paycheck!!!! More to come I'm sure!!!

But yes, these are a GREAT option for street/strip!!!!

BMR Sales 06-25-2013 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by blazzin1 (Post 6713535)
Well Hell, if I would have known that, I probably would have bought them through you guys!!! Oh well, you guys have already received a rather LARGE portion of my income!!! I should just start making a monthly allotment direct from my paycheck!!!! More to come I'm sure!!!

But yes, these are a GREAT option for street/strip!!!!

I am trying to get our IT guy to put both these QA1 struts and the Strange struts up on our website so everyone knows we can get them. I know you would have bought them through us if you would have known but you are a loyal BMR customer anyways and we appreciate that. You are never done buying parts and modding these cars, it is a nasty sickness that is not curable.

Cuda7050 06-25-2013 03:53 PM

Do you see the QA1's a a drag specific coilover or should it be also considered a good option for those of us that need something that works at the autocross, road course as well as the drag strip?

blazzin1 06-25-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Cuda7050 (Post 6714263)
Do you see the QA1's a a drag specific coilover or should it be also considered a good option for those of us that need something that works at the autocross, road course as well as the drag strip?

In my opinion, a coilover is a coilover. Yes, some brands are better than others. But regardless if it is for drag racing or autocross, they both accomplish the same function in the suspension. And because these are double-adjustable, you should be able to adjust them for either purpose. Drag racing uses a high compression and low rebound. Autocross uses a semi-high compression and rebound. However, as I stated before, these don't really allow for a completely "slammed" look. If you're happy with your stance at stock height or maybe just a little lower, then I'd say these would work very nicely for your needs.


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