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Old 10-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Another Pfadt Lowering

First off, many thanks to Chase at Apex! I ordered a set of the Pfadt springs from Apex and they were out for delivery that same day! They came in yesterday evening. The install was not difficult, the 2 most time consuming events of the install was getting the car off the ground and removing the sway bar end links. Goofing around (taking my time) I had the entire job done including cleanup in about 3.5 hours... Took the car in this morning for an alignment and just got back from the test drive...

I cannot say enough good things about the way the car handles now!! I wish I would have done this months ago! The ride is not quite as compliant as prior, but it is not rough by any means. Just a bit firmer... The car does not feel quite as heavy as it did with the stock springs. Cornering is nice and flat. I cannot say enough good stuff about the engineering that Pfadt has put into these springs! The drop height and ride is perfect.

Many thanks again to Chase and Victoria at Apex!

Pfadt, you have a great product!

Now for the important part... Pics!!!







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Old 10-16-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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Looking good.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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Looks great!

What did you install? Springs or Coilover? Any other items?
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Looks great!

What did you install? Springs or Coilover? Any other items?
Those are the Pfadt lowering springs.

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First off, many thanks to Chase at Apex! I ordered a set of the Pfadt springs from Apex and they were out for delivery that same day! They came in yesterday evening. The install was not difficult, the 2 most time consuming events of the install was getting the car off the ground and removing the sway bar end links. Goofing around (taking my time) I had the entire job done including cleanup in about 3.5 hours... Took the car in this morning for an alignment and just got back from the test drive...

I cannot say enough good things about the way the car handles now!! I wish I would have done this months ago! The ride is not quite as compliant as prior, but it is not rough by any means. Just a bit firmer... The car does not feel quite as heavy as it did with the stock springs. Cornering is nice and flat. I cannot say enough good stuff about the engineering that Pfadt has put into these springs! The drop height and ride is perfect.

Many thanks again to Chase and Victoria at Apex!

Pfadt, you have a great product!

Now for the important part... Pics!!!







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Thanks for the props and your business. We sincerely appreciate both. The car looks great!
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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Looks great!

What did you install? Springs or Coilover? Any other items?

Just the springs... Took the car for a long drive today, I am very impressed with the improvement in the cornering. I am much more confident with the car in the corners...

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Old 10-16-2010, 11:50 PM   #7
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I plan on doing the same thing with car. My only concern is will the tires rub inside the fender wells. These tires aren't cheap.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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I plan on doing the same thing with car. My only concern is will the tires rub inside the fender wells. These tires aren't cheap.
I have had no rubbing on either the front or the back with the stock tires and wheels.

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #9
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Cool, even on speed bumps?
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:05 AM   #10
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I plan on doing the same thing with car. My only concern is will the tires rub inside the fender wells. These tires aren't cheap.
If you're running stock size tires, you won't rub. I've been riding the Pfadts for a few months now and have never rubbed, even over speed bumps.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:21 AM   #11
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do you get rub with 22"s? Looks awesome, nice color choice
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #12
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do you get rub with 22"s? Looks awesome, nice color choice
We have plenty of customers rocking Pfadt lowering springs and aftermarket wheels with no issues.







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Old 10-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #13
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:31 PM   #14
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Hey thank you sooo much for posting up with your experience, impressions and comments! We really do appreciate the support! It is great to see you say how easy it was, even taking your time and messing around. Great job, your car looks fantastic!
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:07 AM   #15
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Springs made a BIG difference huh?

How hard are they to swap out?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:21 AM   #16
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do you get rub with 22"s? Looks awesome, nice color choice
As long as you don't go with too wide a wheel, you shouldn't have a problem. You'd be hard pressed to rub on the fender lining, but if you're running a wide wheel, you could rub on the lip.

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Springs made a BIG difference huh?

How hard are they to swap out?
Springs aren't hard to swap out, just time consuming. If you've never done them before, it will take you a couple hours. You can do them in your driveway with a decent socket set, jack, and spring compressor. You can rent a spring compressor from your local autozone type store for not much $$. Pfadt has a nice set of instructions, online, with lots of pics.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:01 PM   #17
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We have plenty of customers rocking Pfadt lowering springs and aftermarket wheels with no issues.







Can you tell me what size tires some of these cars are running on the 22in wheels.. and please shoot me a pm on pricing of these springs... Any discount that might apply if i was to order to sets.. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #19
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:13 PM   #20
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Chase, just an fyi, i did have issues with my 22"s rubbing, but it was the wheels offset, not the springs themselves. These springs are great, and chase is great to deal with. A+
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:17 PM   #21
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Chase, just an fyi, i did have issues with my 22"s rubbing, but it was the wheels offset, not the springs themselves. These springs are great, and chase is great to deal with. A+
I remember you mentioning that now. Thanks for the props.
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I suddenly want these springs to be my first mod....

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Old 10-19-2010, 08:23 PM   #23
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hows the ride height around town? scraping on anything yet? anywhere you can't go / speed bumps you cant handle at angles etc?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:38 PM   #24
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hows the ride height around town? scraping on anything yet? anywhere you can't go / speed bumps you cant handle at angles etc?
No issues so far... but in Indiana there are not many speed bumps to try to negotiate. (snow plows take care of that issue) My driveway is fairly steep and no issue going up or down it...


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Springs aren't hard to swap out, just time consuming. If you've never done them before, it will take you a couple hours. You can do them in your driveway with a decent socket set, jack, and spring compressor. You can rent a spring compressor from your local autozone type store for not much $$. Pfadt has a nice set of instructions, online, with lots of pics.
The spring compressor is not really needed. I did the swap without one.

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Old 10-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #25
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Guys here is a link for all those who are wondering how hard it is to swap out the springs. Let me know if there are any questions! Some greet pics here.

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To...010_Camaro/131
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