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Old 01-12-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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JUST ORDERED A SUSPENSION KIT FROM DETROIT SPEED

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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Just wait til you get it on! I love mine!
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:05 AM   #3
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Just wait til you get it on! I love mine!

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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Great company. Just a pain to get out the front swaybar! I now know why people cut the bar to get it out. Are you going to retime the bushings? I Asked DSE, and they tought it was not necessary.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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What do you mean retime the bushings?
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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As best as I remember from old posts, it was mentioned on other threads that when the car sits at its lowered position vs stock that the control arm bushings are "tweaked" and preloaded with tension rather than in a neutral position. It was suggested by some to loosen some bolts ( search threads) once car is lowered and weight is back on the 4 tires. Drive SLOWLY a bit then with the weight still on the tires torque the bolts to spec. It was mentioned that when you get the post lowering alignment have them retime the bushings then.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
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January 2010 issue of "Camaro Performers" has a great article on the Detriot Speed suspension upgrades on an SS. Personally I went with Pfadt.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:25 PM   #8
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Did you get coilovers or just springs and a sway bar kit that require cutting the bumpstops?
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:45 PM   #9
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I'm considering Detroit Speed and Hotchkiss as I want a package that is a little more streetable than options from Pedders. Let us know your thoughts as soon as you get this on. BTW, love the sig pic!
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:15 PM   #10
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What do you mean retime the bushings?
As I recall it's only necessary for the stock swaybar bushings. If you install lowering springs only... when you lower the car's ride height it creates a "preload" effect on the swaybar bushings. To "retime" them, you loosen the swaybar mounting points a bit as well as the bushing mounting points a bit, and put the car on the ground and drive it around the parking lot slowly. Just to force the weight of the car around a little to get the bushings back to "neutral".

Then throw it back on the lift and cinch everything back up.

To my knowledge this is not necessary if you are replacing the swaybars and bushings.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:06 AM   #11
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The DSE suspension kit is a all around great suspension kit. It's a perfect balance of ride quality and performance handling. If you want to go autocrossing on the weekend or take a cruise on the twisty roads or just taking your wife out for a nice dinner, this is the Best kit on the market.
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Thanks to all for your input and comments!!
anxiously waiting for everything to arrive tomorrow.....looking to install over the weekend.
I also ordered the stillen rotors, ceramic pads and ss brake lines. They should be here next week, so I will let you all know how it all goes and post some pictures.
Cannot say enough great things about both these companies...they are awesome!!!!


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Old 01-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #13
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OK.................did the springs and bars over the weekend and it really was very easy........GREAT KIT!!
still waiting for the rotors etc....so she's not down yet...but......IT'S GONNA BE GOOD!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #14
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:17 PM   #15
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how much do the springs drop you?
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Dse says 1.5 but from talkng to other meber anywhere from 1.3 to 1.5. I have this kit myself just haven't done the install. Has anyone trimmed there bumpstops with this kit? Dse says not too but it seems like you would need to
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