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Old 03-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #26
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what sized tires are you running?

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Old 03-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #27
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BADASS!!! Car looks perfect! Perfect drop! D2 makes the only 22's I like.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:53 PM   #28
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Straight-up sexy! Great wheel choice...
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:57 PM   #29
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:22 AM   #30
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I'm running 315/25 on rear and 265/30 on front for tires.

I've got a problem with one of the rear pedders coilovers not clicking when I turn the knob. Any pedders guys know if there is a replacement part for the clicker and if I unscrew the knob will it allow air in the shock and ruin it? Should I warranty replace it?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:13 AM   #31
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edit, you said rear

make sure the adjuster is connected tightly to the shock.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:39 AM   #32
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This is beautiful !! Stance is perfect. Front seems like it could drop a little more to match the ideal tire-to-fender ratio in the rear. I love these wheels too. Mesh design is great, but the hardware ruins the clean look. This looks great. How rigorously have you checked for rubbing ?

Did you consider 35 series tires up front and 30's out back ? I want 315 width, but the 25-series look like rubber bands instead of tires. I'm hoping somebody comes out with 315/30/22 is available in a few months when my OEMs are done.

I'm also glad to find a ride comparison I can really relate to - I'm coming out of an '03 G35 myself. I thought that ride/handling combo was much better than the Camaro. I can't put my finger on what exactly makes the Camaro feel weird, but it's just squirrely. Jumpy, bouncy - hard to describe - but it just doesn't feel right.

The G35 never felt that way. It was a little soft when pushed hard, but felt great otherwise.

Do the coilovers combine springs with a new strut ? I still find it odd that everybody has springs available, but nobody's selling new struts to go along with them. Shorter struts + springs were the standard lowering package for my BMW.

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:45 PM   #33
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Brent,

The Pedders Extreme XA is a strut with spring on the outside adjustable in many directions for length and dampening.

I agree with the stock camaro analysis. A little too soft and too much body roll and nose dive in braking. Dropping the car using these coilovers has tremendously reduce body roll and nosediving while allowing you to customize the amount of softness that you prefer.

One think I must note, I had adjustable coilovers on my Superformance Cobra and is seemed that the adjustments didn't change the shock performance that much.

On the pedders there is a pretty dramatic difference between total soft and total hard. The earlier suggestion for 12 for front and 9 for rear was a godsend.

I took a ride with two buddy through the streets of New Orleans last night. (Really messed up streets for those familiar.) The ride remained very comfortable even with what I was consider as Brent suggested (Rubber bands for tires.)

To my pedders boys, the drivers rear strut adjustment functions perfectly with the exception of it not clicking. It's as if there were no "little ball and spring" to pop in and out of the indentions. Otherwise the adjustment works. Its just really hard to know that you have both adjusted the same. What do I have to do to get a replacement screw in adjustment for the rear shock assembly?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:42 PM   #34
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The only time I have seen this is when someone disconnects the nut from strut. Doing this ruins the strut. the torque on that nut is the final calibration and if not put in exactly right, you will loose the detent.

All Pedders struts and shocks are bench tested before they leave the plant

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #35
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Your car looks great, I am glad you like the Pedders coil overs.If you have any questions just let me know. and Thanks agian.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:40 AM   #36
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Wow, looks good. Can't wait to get my coilovers in.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:52 AM   #37
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Jason,
Your car looks great, I am glad you like the Pedders coil overs.If you have any questions just let me know. and Thanks agian.
Guys, I just wanted to give a big thumbs up to the service given by Bruce at Raymonds!

I had a problem with one of my rear Pedders XA not "clicking" when it turns. Otherwise, functions great. It was just a pain to have to guess by how far i turned the other side to determine how far to adjust the other.

I talked to Bruce and he's sending me out a new assembly.

For those curious, the adjuster cannot be just replaced. It seems that they can't send out that piece because it is "torqued?" from the factory to set the shock properly.

Guys, when we spend lots of money on quality gear. It's only as good as the quality of service behind it. Pedders and Raymonds Auto really stand behind this stuff not only for pre-sales support but for after the sale service!!!

Thanks Bruce and thanks Pedders for standing behind your product.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:17 AM   #38
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:17 PM   #39
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Good to know

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:25 AM   #40
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Bruce is a great guy. It will be interesting what we find when we analyze the damper.

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:43 PM   #41
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Glad your actually driving and enjoying your car! No garage queen for you eh? lol
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #42
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foxman:
Beautiful car!

I don't meant to threadjack, but I see you have LT headers and a Borla touring exhaust.

I am getting my Kooks LT headers next week and I'm on the fence about whether I'll keep the stock exhaust for now or get a full catback system when they put the headers on. I am considering a Borla touring exhaust. You wouldn't happen to have any video of your car would you? Are you happy with the touring exhaust? I don't want my car to be so loud that it's obnoxious to take a road trip in, but I want a bit of a deeper rumble (and more horse power) than stock. Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:26 PM   #43
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I do not remember if I asked, but what clicks are your dampers set at

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Old 04-15-2010, 10:49 PM   #44
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Its not too obnoxious at all. I think you will be fine!
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:47 AM   #45
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I'm not a big fan of overly large rims but your car looks very nice; great choice of rim style for your look.

I have the Pedder's Extreme Street setup which includes not only the Xa Coilovers you have, but also the bushings and I can't say enough good about it. I HIGHLY recommend you get the bushings done. The combination transforms the car into a true muscle/sports car. All the sponginess in the suspension disappears and is replaced by a very confidence-inspiring glued-to-the-road feel that's just a joy to experience.

Take a corner hard, and it smoothly almost effortlessly glides through; no drama, no bounce, no bushing flex which you truly appreciate once it's gone. The ride is not harsh or bad at all. The car just simply feels tight and firm; mash the gas pedal and you can feel the difference in response.

The Pedder's upgrade was worth every penny.
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Okay guys,

I'm finally pretty close to complete with my 2SS/RS. I've got about 1700 miles on it and have enjoyed every one so far.

First, I must say, I loved this car from the day I saw the first concept. I bought the car and refused to test drive it until my car arrived. I can not explain how impressed I have been with the ride quality. It is soft and cushiony but still feels confidently planted.

Now that I've driven it and LOVE the ride quality AND had already placed my order for 22" D2Forged VS1 whees, I cannot explain to you how concerned I was in losing ride quality.

All through the equipment selection and build process, my biggest concern has been my wheel choice of using 22" wheels. From the first time I laid my eyes on the D2Forged VS1 on the LMR car, I was in LOVE... I knew I had to have these wheels!!!! But as I waited the months for my car and a couple more months for finally my wheels to arrive, I sweated wondering how much the ride quality would suffer with the larger wheels and the very thin sidewalls.

I read all the posts that I could find and after see sawing back and forth while waiting on my wheels, I finally decided to get a set of Pedders Extreme XAs to install on the car to get the ride height right and to hopefully compensate for the degredation in ride quality I was expecting.

First I have to say that when I got the wheels, they were more beautiful and flawless than I expected. Derrick was a pleasure to work with and really came through for me when UPS lost my lugs by overnighting another set. Oh yeah, and get this. They deliver three wheels on a Friday with no lugs. I've been waiting months for them and all I can do is stare at them and can't even but them on the car until Monday when the last wheel arrives.

During the installation of the Pedders coilovers, I was shocked to notice the differences in the sizes of the huge springs that were coming off and the much smaller linear spings of the pedders going on. My guts were telling me. Man, this car is going to ride like a wooden wheel stage coach...maybe you should just sell this shit and stick with what you have.

All I can say it that would have been a HUGE mistake!!!!

We got everything mounted up, ride height set, and aligned and I pulled it out of the garage for our first test drive and wow what a ride!!!

Guys, for those of you out there worried about ride quality with the pedders Extreme XA and 22" wheels. I'm here to silence those demons that you hear in your dreams. QUIT WORRYING...

The ride quality is awesome. The car feels as if its on rails as far as handling goes. Miles and miles better than the original gear. I cannot find the proper adjectives to describe the difference but I'll try.

The factory suspension feels much softer and cushiony with much more nose dive and body role. It feels more like my 2001 Impala SS I drove a few years back. Nice car but hardly a sports car by my standards but very very comfortable to drive everyday.

The pedders suspension with the VS1s feels much more planted. You feel the road but not in a bad way. You notice the hills and valleys in the road but the car settles very nicely and doesn't get upset when you hit a unexpected hill or dip. Cornering is unbelievable. Even without modifications to the sway bars, the cars body roll is drastically reduced. Braking has also no noticable nose dive. I can best describe it as more like my 2004 Infiniti G35. Stil very very comfortable, but much more of the nuansiances of the road are transmitted to the driver.

One final note on ride quality that I found interesting. Bumps are a bit more noticable but not so much as to be of any concern. You will have to pay a little closer attention when approaching large objects like railroad tracks and such but come on. You cut two inches off of your sidewalls!

As a final verdict for those of you trying to balance style and comfort, It is a step worth taking if you have an extra $9K burning a hole in your pocket. My camaro now stands out in a crowd.

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