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Old 11-05-2010, 04:34 PM   #15
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Since no one I know has a vehicle w/ suspension mods, I like the idea of being able to change something back to stock if I don't like it. How much are coilovers?

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Old 11-05-2010, 05:17 PM   #16
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Since no one I know has a vehicle w/ suspension mods, I like the idea of being able to change something back to stock if I don't like it. How much are coilovers?

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Coilover's range from $1k to $3k plus cost of install if you are not up to the task. I would recommend pedders,pfadt, or kw.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:26 PM   #17
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Since no one I know has a vehicle w/ suspension mods, I like the idea of being able to change something back to stock if I don't like it. How much are coilovers?

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Yes CO's are the best but that comes with a price. I think the KW 1's are $1k and the Pfadts are over $2k. They all pretty much fall inbetween. That's a lot of jack if you have no plans to race it or show it. It's all a matter of what you can afford and if you think it's worth it.

The problem with adjusting the ride height is that you'll need to have it realigned everytime you change ride height. If you don't, your tire wear will suffer and car may not feel right as the tires aren't riding the way they're suppose to.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:44 PM   #18
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Femme, when you say you are looking for suspension mods, what are you looking to do with the car? Do you want to lower it for looks? Do you want better handling, cornering, braking?
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:16 AM   #19
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All I can tell you is what I did. I got pfadt lower springs, subframe bushings, front and rear sway bars, and trailing arms.

I love the ride it is close to a stock ride and it is very fun to drive on back country roads. I also like the aggressive stance that the lowering springs give the camaro. Me personally, this will give you the best bang for your buck....
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:26 AM   #20
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Car is my daily driver and will probably never see a track. The fiance' doesn't want to lower it (but is wavering in this..oh yes, he is) so my question is...what suspension mods do you recommend that won't sacrifice too much ride quality?
If you are looking to improve street handling without changing out your stock springs I would recommend a set of Pfadt sport adjustable sway bars as a good starting point. Upgrading your stock bushings also makes a big difference.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:26 PM   #21
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for a good start i say pedders daily driver kit, it will tighten up the mushy bushings but still give you a very nice ride quality
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #22
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Femme, when you say you are looking for suspension mods, what are you looking to do with the car? Do you want to lower it for looks? Do you want better handling, cornering, braking?
Doc! How are you, darlin'? Like I said, mod noob here, so "improve the car without sacrificing too much in the way of ride quality" is basically my mission statement at the moment. I suppose what I want to know is, what will give me the most bang for my buck in terms of getting power to the wheels better + improved handling?
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:05 AM   #23
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #24
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As what seems to be the general consensus, bushings and swaybars will make the most noticeable difference in handling without lowering the vehicle. If lowering, we have a set of 1" lowering springs that come very close to maintaining the OE ride. As mentioned above, it is just not physically possible to increase spring rates without firming up the ride somewhat. The good news is that this chassis and suspension is designed very well. It is much more "accepting" when it comes to increases in spring rate and swaybar rate. You can run a larger rate increase in this platform than previous platforms before the ride quality is significantly reduced.

A combination of springs, swaybars, and bushings will inspire more confidence in the driver by making the car more predictable and consistent while cornering. This, in turn puts more fun into your driving experience

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