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Old 04-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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Great illustrations and descriptions Chase as always.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #19
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It is good to see threads addressing how important good suspensions are to going fast, both in the hills and on the strip. I have a G8GT (438 rwhp, 12.20 on 20" A/S Contis). I have about every suspension piece Pedders makes and I just added adjustable rear toe links, adjustable rear control arms and trailing arms from BMR. Each came with poly bushings. These new arms made an already fantastic, sure footed sedan even better. It is hard to describe but easy to feel. An added bonus of the BMR lower control arms is that they will fit with the Pedders V8 SuperCar remote coil overs. Other arms I've looked at will not fit with them. The BMR arms only require mounting the left coilover on the right and the right on the left and reversing the orientation of the upper adjuster. It is a sweet set-up and the BMR arms are worth every penny they cost and then some.

The SuperCar coilovers have separate compression and rebound adjusters so for the strip i can set them up like drag shocks and get better weight transfer to the rear wheels. These settings, improved suspenion and BMR arms really plant the car.

My 12.2 run was done on very heavy 20" wheels and All-season tires. The next trip will be on 19" summer-only on lighter wheels (total weight savings is 70 pounds). If the track Gods smile on me, I'm hoping to hit or at least frighten the 11s.

I know DRs would be even better but I'm having too much fun being in grocery-getter mode.

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Old 04-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #20
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It is good to see threads addressing how important good suspensions are to going fast, both in the hills and on the strip. I have a G8GT (438 rwhp, 12.20 on 20" A/S Contis). I have about every suspension piece Pedders makes and I just added adjustable rear toe links, adjustable rear control arms and trailing arms from BMR. Each came with poly bushings. These new arms made an already fantastic, sure footed sedan even better. It is hard to describe but easy to feel. An added bonus of the BMR lower control arms is that they will fit with the Pedders V8 SuperCar remote coil overs. Other arms I've looked at will not fit with them. The BMR arms only require mounting the left coilover on the right and the right on the left and reversing the orientation of the upper adjuster. It is a sweet set-up and the BMR arms are worth every penny they cost and then some.

The SuperCar coilovers have separate compression and rebound adjusters so for the strip i can set them up like drag shocks and get better weight transfer to the rear wheels. These settings, improved suspenion and BMR arms really plant the car.

My 12.2 run was done on very heavy 20" wheels and All-season tires. The next trip will be on 19" summer-only on lighter wheels (total weight savings is 70 pounds). If the track Gods smile on me, I'm hoping to hit or at least frighten the 11s.

I know DRs would be even better but I'm having too much fun being in grocery-getter mode.

0-groceries in 4.3 sec.
Thanks for the feedback Ed!
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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Kyle, I could not be happier with the arms. Not only are the better than stock, they make rear alignment so much easier. I align mine myself and it was so much faster I had more time to drink beer.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #22
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Kyle, I could not be happier with the arms. Not only are the better than stock, they make rear alignment so much easier. I align mine myself and it was so much faster I had more time to drink beer.
That is always good to hear! It is nice when you can get done with your work and have some extra time left over for the important stuff.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #23
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #24
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Long tubes installed got to say that is a huge improvement too
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #25
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Is this 1/8 mile? Not to be neg but I was pulling 8.6s with 1.90 60ft all night in stock form.

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Old 04-14-2012, 04:55 AM   #26
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After doing most of BMR suspention stuff i got way more power to the ground, and with the 4.10 gears it realy helps.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #27
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Autos are way better at the strip. I will not completely abuse my car. So stock form you either have to ride the clutch, let it wheel hop, or let it bog stock with the 6speed. Now I just release the clutch a little fast and it spins like 4-5ft grips and goes!
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:58 PM   #28
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No fuss or muss. Just goes the way it should have from the facatory.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #29
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Glad to hear this feedback from you guys. It's always a good thing hearing that our product does what we claim it does.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #30
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What do you recommend for a DD that drives aggressively?
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #31
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What do you recommend for a DD that drives aggressively?
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #32
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What do you recommend for a DD that drives aggressively?
It really depends on what your expectations are and what you are going to be doing with the car. What kind of driving are you going to be doing?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #33
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Smoother ride, able to take corners better at higher speeds, daily driver things
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #34
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Smoother ride, able to take corners better at higher speeds, daily driver things
Honestly none of our parts are really going to give you a smoother ride since the Camaro is built for comfort from the factory. There are definitely a couple parts that would really help you out. Here is a break down of what I recommend:

Lowering springs (SP019, SP022, or SP025) - the lowering springs will give the car an amazing stance without sacrificing too much ride quality. The ride will be a touch stiffer but nothing too bad. The springs will lower the center of gravity and reduce the body roll substantially. One of the most important things when it comes to handling.

Sway bars (SB030) - the sway bars are adjustable and allow you to adjust the stiffness of the front and rear suspension and reduce body roll. It really changes up the handling characteristics of the car and will make huge difference. The sway bars are another important piece to improved handling.

Trailing arms and outer trailing arm bushing (TCA026 and BK006) - The trailing arm and outer trailing arm bushings will really help with the wheel hop and help get the power to the ground. They will give your vehicle a much more planted feel.

Rear cradle bushing kit (BK020 or BK030) - one kit comes with rear cradle inserts and 68 durometer differential bushings and the other comes with full poly-urethane cradle bushings and 95 durometer differential bushings. Depending on how much power you make will depend on which kit will work the best for you. This kit is important because it helps control the rear cradle movement and keep it to minimum.

If you want to, give me a call here at the shop I would be more than happy to talk to you about your setup.


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