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Old 04-29-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Pedders ZL-1 Lowering kit????

So Pete, when do we get to see the first lowered ZL-1???
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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So Pete, when do we get to see the first lowered ZL-1???
Wearethisclosetotheproductionversion. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed, praying to the customs gods, rubbing a rabbit's foot, carrying a four leaf clover, wishing on a star (did I miss anything?) to be able to show off the production version of our ZL1 performance coils at Rodger's Chevrolet Camaro Day May 12th.
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sweet!!! how much of a drop you shooting for?
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sweet!!! how much of a drop you shooting for?
How is the weather up in Vancouver?
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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How is the weather up in Vancouver?
Hahahaha!!! If that's not avoiding the question then I don't know what is!!!!!!

Raining like a MoFo right now!!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #7
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NICE!!! So, coils, sway bars and bushings

Now lets see some installed pics!!!
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NICE!!! So, coils, sway bars and bushings

Now lets see some installed pics!!!
There will be an unveil of the 1st Pedderised ZL1 on the 12th at Rodgers Chevrolet
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Rodgers Event Details: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215799
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Wearethisclosetotheproductionversion. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed, praying to the customs gods, rubbing a rabbit's foot, carrying a four leaf clover, wishing on a star (did I miss anything?) to be able to show off the production version of our ZL1 performance coils at Rodger's Chevrolet Camaro Day May 12th.
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Are you going to have the full cradle bush as an option as well.
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Are you going to have the full cradle bush as an option as well.
Yes, we have full sub-frame replacement for the ZL1 but don't see them as the best solution. The GM Engineers made changes to the density of the sub-frame bushes. They are pretty damn good from the factory and much better than on the SS regardless of year. Adding the Sub-Frame inserts to the denser rubber ZL1 sub-frame bushes is and ideal match. Unless we are converting the ZL1 to a race car EP1200 inserts are the answer.

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There will be an unveil of the 1st Pedderised ZL1 on the 12th at Rodgers Chevrolet
You better post up pics on the 12th then!!!!


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That is an OEM ZL1 rear coil on the left. The Pedders coil on the right is .6mm thicker wire. What is really interesting is that Chevrolet now has coil wrap in the same place on the ZL1 rear coils that Pedders has been using on our lowering coils since 2009. If I didn't know better I would say that both coils were made at Pedders. At this time, only the red coil on the right is made at Pedders

Why would you lower a car that is already incredibly fast in the turns as was clearly demonstrated at the Ring? Let me count the ways How about just the highlights?

The fender gap and minimum road clearances used at GM for the Vette and ZL1 are aggressive for an OEM. As performance tuned as the ZL1 is, Pedders as an aftermarket company can do things GM won't do. Lowering the ZL1 just an inch will have the bottom of the front spoiler / fascia 4.5" off the ground. That is pretty low and it will scrape on a good range of driveways and speed bumps. The driver will have to use a very gentle approach angle to navigate them. A Pedders driver knows this and doesn't mind it. Most new car buyers would not tolerate it.

Lowering the car will lower the CG and improve handling. Raising the coil rates a bit will do the same. The MRC system will still measure and adjust the same 500 times per second. The MRC front struts on the Escalade and Denali respond very well to Pedders Lowering Coils. The CTS-V does the same with lowering coils. Expect your ZL1 to do it better.

Add a Pedders 32mm rear Z bar and adjustable 27mm front bar as upgrades to the 25mm front and 28mm rear bars on the ZL1 to wring a bit more out of the ZL1 in hard turns and hard launches. My guess is that the Camaro TEAM looked at very similar bars and bar ratios. They came to the conclusion that for all round use, for optimal customer satisfaction and longevity of the rear lower control arms and rear sway bar mounting points a 28mm solid bar was perfect. Pedders clients will not complain if they need new lower control arms at 75,000 miles because the droplink mounting area in the bottom of the arm is fatigued. Many OEM customers would complain if that happened at 150,000 miles. They also will never know just how well a 5th Gen can corner with the Pedders maxed out bars.

The Camaro TEAM upgraded the sub-frame bushes for 2012 and then again for the ZL1. Why did they stop where they stopped with the ZL1? They came to the conclusion that for all round use, for optimal customer satisfaction and longevity the denser hockey puck hard front sub-frame bushes were the limit. Pedders drivers want more. So we deliver it. Our EP1200 kit first the 2010 / 2011 5th Gen with some thin fingers on the ends of the bushes. Those fingers are removed for the ZL1, but we still install 95% of the EP1200 bush kit by weight.

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