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Old 05-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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The ride is very good. Granted they have only been on the car for about 20 miles and everything is still settling in. However I drive down a street that would always give a little bounce with my lowering springs now is much smoother. I'm not sure about buying a rebuild kit, but I know Megan racing will rebuild them when the time comes. I know these will out last the factory struts anyway.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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Glad you like them. After about a month of driving (if its a DD) they will fully settle in. Meaning that they will be broken in and it will be a tad bit lower. Might need to adjust them again (higher) when that time comes. That goes for any coilovers or springs tho. You will love them and for the price, you cant beat them. They are exactly the same as the BCs.
Yea, I'm going to wait on getting the alignment till everything settles then readjust and go from there.
I love em and yes these are the BC coilovers just relabled. Best bang for the buck suspension mod hands down.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #17
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is it just me or are the bearings upside down?


nm looks right must me by phone lol
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #18
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is it just me or are the bearings upside down?


nm looks right must me by phone lol
lol. Which bearings? The front strut bushing/bearing?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #19
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for the foam insulater, i thought you dont have to remove it
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:48 PM   #20
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Oh ok, yea you have to remove it. I guess it was updated for for 10s and newer. Any coil over you install requires these to be removed. They just pop off with a screw driver.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #21
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Thanks for the review and write-up. I saw these and was wondering if they were a good buy and I think I'm sold. For the price you can't beat it. PM sent for the dealer info!
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #22
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Oh ok, yea you have to remove it. I guess it was updated for for 10s and newer. Any coil over you install requires these to be removed. They just pop off with a screw driver.


Doh, I had mine on for the last 10k miles and didn't remove it....but then again I don't have any ill effects...hmmm....
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #23
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I followed this guide and they didn't remove it. What's the purpose of removing it?

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To..._Camaro_SS/143
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #24
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I remeasured when I was done and finally decided this is the ride height I wanted. 28" front and 28 1\4" in the rear. I love the new stance!







Im really happy with my purchase, I think for the money this could be the best bang for the buck suspension mod you can do.

Let me know what you guys think!
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Damm that thang is slammed!! broski!!

Hopefully I can do mine this year also.

But I'm aiming to go lower.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #25
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I followed this guide and they didn't remove it. What's the purpose of removing it?

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To..._Camaro_SS/143
Then they did it wrong. Look here.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78792
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:32 AM   #26
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Then they did it wrong. Look here.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78792

Looks like I got something to do this weekend!

Looks to me that it is just for noise suppression. Maybe I should just leave it in. LOL
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:09 AM   #27
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Looks like I got something to do this weekend!

Looks to me that it is just for noise suppression. Maybe I should just leave it in. LOL
Haha! I first put mine together with them on but something didn't seem right, that's when I found that thread. The only thing I can think is that the load isn't evenly distributed on the bearing and could cause premature wear. If you do take them out youll lose about 1/4" of ride height in front, that's about how thick they are. It's easy to do though.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:16 AM   #28
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Here is how I originally assembled them, but when I tightened them down the spring kinda went crocked because the adapter won't sit flush on the foam piece.


Heres a good pic of the foam next to the spring adapter.
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