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Double G 08-01-2010 11:43 PM

Best Suspension for the $$$
 
So I'm looking for a suspension upgrade in a few weeks once my pay checks come in and I'm a little turned around about what to pay for.

I've herd good things about Eibach, Pedders, and Pfadt. However, I still don't know if one of these is the best or if there are other packages to consider. I know there are hopefully a lot of people in this same boat, so this is for all the guys considering cutting down on that body sway.

Post what you think is the best bang for the buck package, and what you think what the best package is regardless of the money.

Thanks Guys

Apex Motorsports 08-02-2010 06:16 AM

In my opinion, Eibach makes good stuff that is more than enough for most people but Pfadt is on another level. If you are looking to transform your Camaro's handling, Pfadt lowering springs, sport adjustable sway bars, and end links are an amazing combo at a very reasonable price point. The body roll and under steer that plague these cars will be things of the past. You could spend a lot more but this set up offers the best bang for the buck available as far as I'm concerned.


Rob@WretchedMS 08-02-2010 07:27 AM

i guess i'd have to ask what your goals and budget were before i could really give a recommendation on that. Best Suspension is a very broad term, and means different things to different people.

Let us know what your looking for a bit more specifically.

Bruce@raymondsperformance 08-02-2010 10:55 AM

Rob makes a good point,if the suspension your choose doesn't meet your goals it won't really matter which one you choose.

JusticePete 08-02-2010 01:32 PM

Guys, you are doing it all wrong. :rules: You are supposed to run a partrs list and tell the OP to buy from me, buy from me, buy from me. :happyanim: How dare you ask the OP what he wants so you can help him get his car right for him. ;) :D :chevy:

To the OP,

You may find this thread helpful. The Book

2quick 08-02-2010 01:59 PM

Yea. what do you plan to do with the car? Are you drag racing? Road track racing, auto x racing, or is it a daily driver that you just some more fun out of it? Each will improve your handling but they will be different cost associated with each.

Silver Ice 08-02-2010 02:04 PM

Put on the Pfadt sway bars and it made a huge difference. There drop springs are next.

JusticePete 08-02-2010 04:09 PM

Our opinion as a company is that sway bars are the final tuning element. The lowest hanging fruit on a 5th Gen Camaro are the sub-frame bushes. Now that I typed this, if the OP just wants a lowered look what I typed is irrelevant.

Double G, tell us what you want your Camaro to do that isn't already doing.

Double G 08-02-2010 04:49 PM

I think you guys are getting a little ahead of yourselves. haha All I'm asking is what is your opinion on what is the best suspension package for the Camaro for the money?
and Here if you need a price range lets say what's the best bargain for $1,200
-This would be for someone who drives their car normally, but like to have fun and autocrosses and road track races on occasion(maybe 10-20 times a year). What makes the most change for the money?

And I would like your opinion on what is by far the best for our own wonderful camaro's regardless of the price. What coil overs, bushings, sway bars ect. do you think are the best on the market?

Thanks for the replies guys. And I wanna hear some replies from some owners :) Speak up guys! haha

RedJewel2SS 08-02-2010 05:15 PM

well your not going to get coilovers in a decent package for less than $1200

here is what i would recommend:

Pedder's Track 1 kit: about $2200 for springs, lots of different bushings, sway bars, and end links (source: www.wretchedms.com)

Pfadt Racing Stage 3 Performance kit: about $2000 for springs, bushings, sway bars, and end links (source: www.pfadtracing.com)

BMR strut brace, trailing arms, toe rods, subframe connectors, tunnel brace, springs, sway bars, and total bushing kit: about $2000 (source: www.bmrfabrication.com)

all 3 are great companies, i personally have the pfadt springs and sway bars (cost me $800), but from what i have just shown, BMR has the best "bang for the buck" suspension upgrades; as you can see you can get a whole lot more with their products for the same cost as the others.

and i'm not going to rank them in any way because they are all great companies, but from what i have seen & read, you shouldn't be ordering any other suspension brand based on quality.

JusticePete 08-02-2010 05:16 PM

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98180

Double G 08-02-2010 05:31 PM

Thanks RedJewel
and wow I'm impressed in the amount of time you pedders guys have put into the suspension

and yeah I think the coil overs are about $2,200?

that's a third of an STS Turbo! haha

Rob@WretchedMS 08-02-2010 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Double G (Post 2172673)
Thanks RedJewel
and wow I'm impressed in the amount of time you pedders guys have put into the suspension

and yeah I think the coil overs are about $2,200?

that's a third of an STS Turbo! haha

We are enthusiasts just like yourself, so it comes naturally.

I would like to say, i've lost count of how many people i've talked to that have done the power upgrades first, and the suspension later, and they have nearly all said they wish they had done the suspension first. The thing about power is that you can only use the power in small bursts for the most part, while fun, it's short bursts. While the suspension is something that you feel every second that you drive the car, and the improvement the suspension makes on the car is dramatic, and will make you able to use the power than you have now better.

With that said,
what Pete said, lol

lakersftbl69 06-13-2013 05:31 PM

would just doing adjustable coilovers to lower my 10 ss be alright or should I do other things as well I don't bring it to the track or anything like that?


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