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Old 03-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question Bad Idea?

ok, I put the drop springs from Pedders on my v6 camaro and I have alot of audio and batteries in the ass end of my car and my back sits about 1/2" lower then my front, it dont look to bad but it will annoy me if I dont fix it. I know the best way to fix it is to get coilovers. But right now I dont have the money for it.

But one of my co-workers said to cut a half loop off my front and that will lower it about that half inch. This sounds like a bad idea to me but has anyone done this or know about it. I have not ever done or tried to do this to any of my vehicles.

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Don't cut those springs,they will not seat properly in the spring seats.What spring# did you use in the rear of the car?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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220032 front and 220033 rear
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I would avoid cutting any manufacturers springs at all costs. It's just not a good idea.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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then what options do I have to lower the front some more so it looks level?
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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then what options do I have to lower the front some more so it looks level?
Pedders will work with you. DO NOT cut the front coils. Send Bruce (or any of the Pedders vendors) a PM and see if you can exchange your rears springs (220033 1.5" drop) for the 220035 which is only a 1" drop. That way the rear will match the front and no cutting.
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Pedders will work with you. DO NOT cut the front coils. Send Bruce (or any of the Pedders vendors) a PM and see if you can exchange your rears springs (220033 1.5" drop) for the 220035 which is only a 1" drop. That way the rear will match the front and no cutting.
That would depend on which springs he started with.

Another options is to hit BMR up for a set of their 1.4in drop springs for the front. They are around $130 for just the fronts.
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That would depend on which springs he started with.

Another options is to hit BMR up for a set of their 1.4in drop springs for the front. They are around $130 for just the fronts.
True, but that's some more cash. He started with the 220032 up front which is 1.3" drop. Not much difference. Bring the rear up .5" with the springs I mentioned and his wheel gap will be identical front and rear.
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I would get with the dealer you purchased the springs from and switch them out to the 220035.it should raise the rear 1/2" .
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ok I will see what they will do I ordered them from Pedders directly.
I like the way the back sits, so idealy I would rather lower the front more but really dont want to spend more money on it. Plus who would if I did change the front to the BMR would want to just buy fronts. lol

thanks for the help guys Ill let you know what happens.
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O also does it matter for the BMR since I have a v6 not an 8
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O also does it matter for the BMR since I have a v6 not an 8

On a 2010 model, no.
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Call Pete or Deb at Pedders and get the 220035 springs. In the long run you will be mush happier. Too low on a stock shock or strut is not a good idea.
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Call Pete or Deb at Pedders and get the 220035 springs. In the long run you will be mush happier. Too low on a stock shock or strut is not a good idea.
Plus you've got the additional weight you mention in the trunk. I think the wheel gap up front is perfect!
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