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Old 01-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #76
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Like someone already said, I am not worried about gas mileage with this car.

That being said, the ride is about 15% stiffer with the springs and sways. The body roll is almost eliminated and the handling improves 100%. I almost lost the car on the freeway and attribute the save to the improved handling of the sways & springs.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:18 PM   #77
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it is curious that firming up the suspension and lowering it yields better fuel economy. i like it.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:33 PM   #78
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Thanks Don O! How do you feel about the ride difference? Same or just a little stiffer? Is it worth it?
Not much ride difference at all. The handling is a little more responsive when getting on the freeway on a clover leaf. But the looks are killer. The pictures do not do it justice. No regrets at all. Love the looks and the handling is great.

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:32 PM   #79
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Since today was a huge snow day here in NC I turned on the heater and did the Eibach Springs & Sways. Took me 7.0 hours. The awesome DIY write up linked to this sight (although it wasn’t Eibach) was very helpful; however, 1.5 just trying to get the stock bar out from the front was killing me. I took a break, searched the web and I loosened the front engine bolts (as recommended by another brands webpage) and bam, the bar was out within a minute. New one went in just as smooth. Tightened the bolts back and pressed on with the front springs. The Camaro sits the same height as my C6 which gets 30mpg due to less under carriage drag! Looks sweet…can’t wait to drive her and get the front end re-aliened!
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:41 AM   #80
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It lowers it 1". That spec was sort of obscure in the mileage write-up(2nd column, top page) instead of the kit feature where you would think it should be.

Oh and one other thing that annoys the hell out of me. How hard is it to help a fellow forum member with an answer instead of one of these ?
+1 +1 +1000 There is one of the reasons I don't post on this forum very much. Seriously, we are all fans of Gen5 here and everyone has different experience levels. Why do some people see the need to and Condescend others just because they don't have the immense amount of free time necessary to read this fourm thoroughly as you do.

Sorry to threadjack here I just wanted to send a little to someone who finally stood up and said something which actually made sense.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:16 AM   #81
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+1 +1 +1000 There is one of the reasons I don't post on this forum very much. Seriously, we are all fans of Gen5 here and everyone has different experience levels. Why do some people see the need to and Condescend others just because they don't have the immense amount of free time necessary to read this fourm thoroughly as you do.

Sorry to threadjack here I just wanted to send a little to someone who finally stood up and said something which actually made sense.
Do you find it odd that the ONLY ones to get those reponses are the new people? There is a search function on EVERY board i'm on. If the question is an obscure one, that's one thing, but if you just don't care to READ the opening thread or do a 20sec search, we consider you lazy. Searching for you own answers is a great way to learn a lot. Do you think the vast majority of this or any other forum learned what they know from asking questions about readily available info? Research your question FIRST, then if you don't find the answer, ask here. You'd be suprised at just how much you learn about stuff researching on your own. Google is also your friend, ABUSE IT.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:03 AM   #82
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how hard are these to install and should it always be done by a professional???
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:11 AM   #83
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Ride quality is awesome! Feels tighter, and it is perfect in my eyes...



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But what about ride quality? No B.S. from the ones that have them. I want the look, but I don't want a harsh ride. I've been in some dropped cars and the ride wasn't for me (very harsh - feel every little bump in the road).

What's the options for someone like me? I want to do a 1" drop while maintaining close to stock ride quality.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:47 AM   #84
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Do you find it odd that the ONLY ones to get those reponses are the new people? There is a search function on EVERY board i'm on. If the question is an obscure one, that's one thing, but if you just don't care to READ the opening thread or do a 20sec search, we consider you lazy. Searching for you own answers is a great way to learn a lot. Do you think the vast majority of this or any other forum learned what they know from asking questions about readily available info? Research your question FIRST, then if you don't find the answer, ask here. You'd be suprised at just how much you learn about stuff researching on your own. Google is also your friend, ABUSE IT.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #85
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does a wheel alignment required after and install of drop springs?? also does anyone have a close up pic of the sway bars and such installed on the car??
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:56 AM   #86
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hows the camber after the drop?
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #87
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does a wheel alignment required after and install of drop springs?
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hows the camber after the drop?
After the alignment, just like stock.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:33 PM   #88
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how much harder is the ride?
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #89
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The ride is not harder. The car just feels tighter...if that makes any sense.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:57 PM   #90
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how much harder is the ride?
I feel the ride quality suffered quite a bit after the install of just the drop springs. Every bump feels incredibly more rough, and the car does a 'continuous hop' on poor roads. I had a feeling this would be the case though, when going into this. The look alone is nice, and out weighs the crappier ride, imo. If you like a tight ride then I suppose you could see this as a positive but the stock ride was insanely comfortable compared to the drop spring install, again, just my opinion.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:18 PM   #91
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here is a before and after i did, this was done about 24 hrs after spring install not sure if much settling is going to occur.

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