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Old 01-22-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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Camaro Eibach Pro-Plus Suspension Kit Release!


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Old 01-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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Nice benefit for sure but when I am looking at a suspension upgrade for my performance car the fuel mileage is the last on my list of must haves. Any actual performance benefits with this kit? Or is that why we are talking about fuel mileage?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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Wow, its rather cheap too =)
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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I'm ordering the springs to lawer mine an inch+ mainly for cosmetic purposes and a little handling benefit. Do these springs lower the car much?

How much?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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I had lowered many of my cars before but I never heard of increasing gas mileage being one of the benefit...
I'm skeptical about their claim unless it's proven by a third party.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #7
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I'm ordering the springs to lawer mine an inch+ mainly for cosmetic purposes and a little handling benefit. Do these springs lower the car much?

How much?
1" in the rear and the front to be exact.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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Will these work for the LT models or is this only for SS models?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #9
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I was looking for a new suspension mostly to lower mine 1" as well. This might be a good option. I would like to hear/see some real world examples. The claim on saving gas was because it drops an inch. If so then Pedders or Pfadt would do the same ?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:58 PM   #10
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How long should the factory shocks/struts be expected to last with just a drop from springs? I know 1 inch isnt too hard on them, but more I'd expect them to go bad with in a year or two. The reason I ask is because on cavaliers and cobalts at least, the shocks dont last for much longer than a year or two with just a spring drop.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #11
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Will these work for the LT models or is this only for SS models?
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=RS+Package

Here you go, awesome price!
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #12
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HOLY CRAP! Thanks for the link.

How come the Eibach are so much cheaper than the Hotchkis kits?
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #13
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How long should the factory shocks/struts be expected to last with just a drop from springs? I know 1 inch isnt too hard on them, but more I'd expect them to go bad with in a year or two. The reason I ask is because on cavaliers and cobalts at least, the shocks dont last for much longer than a year or two with just a spring drop.
Thats interesting, I didn't think of that scenario.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #14
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I have been checking into this system, and it appears they are out of the springs right now. Do you have them in stock and how much. PM please.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:25 PM   #15
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I'm skeptical of the "no sacrifice in ride comfort and compliance".

These would have to be magic. Simply reducing supsension travel makes a HUGE and negative difference in ride and what does this package do? Lowers the car reducing suspension travel, making it more likely to get into the jounce bumpers if nothing else.............unless of course the springs are stiffer, which also impacts ride negatively. Or if the shock damping was increased, which would negatively impact ride but the package doesn't appear to have shocks.

And as for FE??? I can tell you lowering a car improves FE. And GM adjusts this to maximize FE. But there are reasons why your Camaro isn't an inch lower stock.

But I would also go so far as to say the wouldn't claim it if they didn't at least think they could back it up.

So as I said, skeptical. But interested enough to talk with my FE experts on Monday morning.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:48 PM   #16
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silly ad, interesteing concept, must apply to pfadt and pedders too (more so for bigger drop)
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #17
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Something does not add up, How does droping your car 1" inch and adding sway bars get you 13% (3mpg) increase. Something seems fishy.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:12 PM   #18
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167 miles is hardly enough to conclude the 13%

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Old 01-22-2010, 05:17 PM   #19
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Will these work for the LT models or is this only for SS models?
they have the part number for both the LT and the SS, you just have to specify which model you have when ordering it
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:23 PM   #20
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So lower it until it just barely scrapes the road and get 40+MPG!!!
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:37 PM   #21
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lol so you could buy any companies springs and sways. That has a 1 inch drop to gain that 13% mpg.

Sounds a little crazy, but it makes sense. In my car i could get up to 29-30 mpg on the freeway.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #22
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maybe the bushings are filled with snake oil?
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:03 PM   #23
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they forgot to mention that the installation of their suspension also includes the installation of a hybrid engine.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:17 PM   #24
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you guys really dont get aerodynamics do you?
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #25
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I bought the H&R kit for mine lowers the front 1.4 and the rear 1.3. Should be here buy Wednesday and install that Saturday. Pictures to follow.
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