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Panzer VI 12-31-2009 09:33 PM

Pedders or Pfadt ?
 
Pedders or Pfadt ??? anyone out there with opinions on which of the two might be better, or what differences anyone has noticed. Have narrowed my suspension upgrade to one of these two...Thanks for any input

axis 12-31-2009 09:46 PM

Both are very good. You won't be disappointed with either, in quality or customer support. The Pfadt's are a 1.25in drop and are the perfect drop that doesn't tuck the wheel under the wheelwell. Pedders has a couple different drop sizes. All of them would be fine but the ~1.25in drop is the best drop on these cars, IMO. It may be too low for some places but if you can get away with it, it sits perfectly. The 1in drop is very nice too if you have some clearance issues anywhere you frequent. You can look around in this section to see some of the stances of the different springs.

Panzer VI 12-31-2009 10:07 PM

Thanks Axis, do you have one of the two?

JJ2010 12-31-2009 10:21 PM

I went with Pfadt and should have them next week.....

camarowa 12-31-2009 11:06 PM

Just installed the pfadt setup today

axis 12-31-2009 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Panzer VI (Post 1337070)
Thanks Axis, do you have one of the two?

No I don't. Only had my car for about a month now. I've been here for a couple months though and have seen many that have put both on and heard from both companies. I will lower mine in the near future and it will come down to who has the best price at the time. I wouldn't hesitate to buy either though. Both are VERY knowledgeable and give fantastic customer support. Both are also very active on this board. As I said before, you won't be disappointed with either.

RBD 12-31-2009 11:52 PM

Pedders is BEST...........

CGM2SSRS 01-01-2010 11:33 AM

Want the best one? INVEST some TIME in reading archives here researching others experiences. Formulate educated questions off others information. You'll feel much better knowing that your efforts resulted in your decision. This is part of the joy of,"building" a car to YOUR specs.

Jeanius 01-01-2010 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by CGM2SSRS (Post 1337934)
Want the best one? INVEST some TIME in reading archives here researching others experiences. Formulate educated questions off others information. You'll feel much better knowing that your efforts resulted in your decision. This is part of the joy of,"building" a car to YOUR specs.

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SSchase 01-02-2010 01:35 AM

i agree with cmg2ssrs you have to look at what you want and base your build around that. ive heard good things about both. i ordered the pfadt sways and pre-ordered the pfadt coilovers because i feel they will be perfict for my needs. my car is being built as a grand tourer, so i did alot of research on the different companys out there and picked the one that was best for my needs. once they arive and i install them i will do a write up on the coilovers and sway bars.

Panzer VI 01-02-2010 03:47 AM

to CGM2SSRS et al: I have INVESTED TIME and have my own opinion. I asked for opinions and experiences of others, which I THOUGHT was a big part of this site "Sharing experiences and opinions".

Sterling 01-02-2010 04:09 AM

When I do decide to change my suspension... I'm going with Pedders. After reading everything I have about what is available, I think they have the best stuff fo what I am looking to do. I really like their extreme coilovers.

lawdogg149 01-02-2010 04:26 AM

Pfadt by far. I have these parts on both my race cars and the work wonderful. Arron Pfadt is a extremely knowledgable engineer that wrote the book on these and corvette independent suspensions. Nothing but Pfadt on my cars.

Mr Twisty 01-02-2010 06:08 AM

The Pedders camp has kept us in the loop on their zeta II testing, and have brought their numerous years of zeta platform experience over with them. You'll notice they're always here, glad to answer questions, technical or otherwise.

Pfadt makes good products... For the Corvette. I haven't seen much R&D from their camp on the zeta platform other than a skid-pad video.

CGM2SSRS 01-02-2010 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panzer VI (Post 1340163)
to CGM2SSRS et al: I have INVESTED TIME and have my own opinion. I asked for opinions and experiences of others, which I THOUGHT was a big part of this site "Sharing experiences and opinions".

Et al; there is an ASSload of opinions,comments and complaints on all the above if you exercise your fingers and mind. I just shared my experience and opinion again with you. Good luck.:barf:

unrestrictedmotorsports 01-02-2010 04:54 PM

We partnered with Pfadt for several reasons but the biggest is that you can talk to the owner at any time and the R&D that Aaron does before he releases his products are tested, not just for the street but for the track too.

Speed74SS 01-04-2010 07:24 PM

Pfadt seems to make good products. I have Pedders on my car and I am very happy with it. They have been very good to deal with and a lot of information provided on why they make the parts the way they do.

Xmicro_SS 01-04-2010 07:37 PM

I will be going with Pfadt. After speaking to Aaron and researching both on the Forum, it seems more of a personal preference, but I like what I felt with the Pfadt in another local members car......just right for me! :thumbsup:

IPS Brandon 01-05-2010 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 1340225)
The Pedders camp has kept us in the loop on their zeta II testing, and have brought their numerous years of zeta platform experience over with them. You'll notice they're always here, glad to answer questions, technical or otherwise.

Pfadt makes good products... For the Corvette. I haven't seen much R&D from their camp on the zeta platform other than a skid-pad video.

Every product Pfadt has developed has been created with a lot of R&D with stress analysis testing via software analysis, and real world testing on their shop camaro, im not sure it is fair to say that Pfadt has less research and development then Pedders...

Another item to consider is where the product is produced and the materials used. Pfadt trumps a lot of manufacturers with this, American made products held to strict tolerances and quality measures to maximize customer satisfaction, and winning performance, you will not find ONE product made by Pfadt from China or East Asia.

With that said price between the two pedders seems to be comparable, but it seems the majority of members have seen the benefits of the pfadt springs, and many are choosing them hand over fist. If you would like, PM me and I will shoot you our Camaro5 pricing for members. Good luck in your decision, but to me its relatively easy, American made products, with quality and commitment win every time.

regards

SSchase 01-05-2010 11:14 AM

i cant speak on any other companys but im very pleased with pfadt and brandon at ips and i. both Aaron and brandon were great with helping me. Aaron always replied to my post and emails quickly and answered everything in full detail and brandon even stayed an extra half hour past closing just for me to order my coilovers and sways! (thank you brandon! sorry i wasnt able to call till the next day) i dont know many places that will do that. if there service is this good than i cant wait till i recive and install there products cause i know there gonna be top notch.

POWERFREAK 01-05-2010 11:20 AM

VERY happy w/ Pfadt springs & swaybars on mine.

robertway 01-05-2010 12:42 PM

I too was on the fence between Pedders and Pfadt, had had several conversations with folks on the Pedders side and will say that they were very responsive and informative but at the same time I have gotten a great deal of "pre-order" service on the Pfadt side as well. I have had several exchanges with Aaron Pfadt via PM and he has been very forthcoming and responsive when I contact him and I also have nothing but good things to say about Brandon over at IPS Motorsports. He has made the actual transaction part of this process very easy and VERY competitive on pricing. I have Pfadt Front and Rear sways sitting in my garage now and am just waiting on delivery of their Coilovers as well once they become available. I will be doing the installation myself and feel very confident that the support will be there from both Aaron and Brandon when the time comes.

In the end I chose Pfadt based on several different things but mainly where the components are made, the VERY competitive pricing from Brandon over at IPS, and the investment I was getting from both Aaron and Brandon during the process and the insight they were able to give me as to why certain things were designed into the Pfadt components. I have spent COUNTLESS hours trolling all of the suspension threads I could find, that reading coupled with my conversations with these two very professional individuals was enough for me.

Sometimes getting the answer between the two major companies in the forum here winds up turning into a pissing match, it wasn't until I started contacting folks involved with the companies that I was able to make my decision.

Good luck with your decision and remember, it is YOUR decision, there are plenty of folks happy with both companies.

Now I just have to look into Pfadt mounts and bushings to really tighten things up and handle the Supercharger I am looking to get in the spring :D

Nine Ball 01-08-2010 09:55 AM

I did a lot of reading and research. Being a mechanical engineer, I'm kind of obsessive like that :). Spoke with reps of both companies mentioned here, decided to go with Pfadt products on this Camaro.

Tony

PfadtRacing 01-08-2010 01:22 PM

We want to thank everyone with their comments regarding our company and the products we produce for the community. In addition, we want to make sure everyone knows that we are here if you need us, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you.

fixxxer525 01-08-2010 02:04 PM

I went with Pedders, I too read and did a lot of research and talked to Pedders Reps. I was recommended a shop in Inglewood, CA and they went into more detail with the Pedders suspension. The shop owner gave me a demo in his G8 that had full Pedders suspension. I'm making my Camaro go to track days at Willow Springs, Button Willow, California Speedway, and Open Road Racing in Nevada. So Pedders had the full line of suspension needs and bought one. Besides, Pedders had a lot of years dealing with ZETA suspension. Thats how I came to decide on the company.


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