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Old 06-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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What brand lowering springs??

Trying to decide between BMR, or Pedders but I'm open for other suggestions . Just trying to figure the differences between brands. Any one of them tighter or made better?? Want to lower but not TOO low. Don't want 1.4 drop but convince me
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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You should definitely check out our Pfadt Race Engineering springs as well. We have them available for both the V8 and V6 cars. They will lower your car about 1.25" without a huge impact to ride quality or longevity of your factory shocks.

If you want to see how your car will settle out with Pfadt Drop springs be sure to check out our picture gallery! Pfadt Race Engineering Drop Spring Photo Gallery
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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You should definitely check out our Pfadt Race Engineering springs as well. We have them available for both the V8 and V6 cars. They will lower your car about 1.25" without a huge impact to ride quality or longevity of your factory shocks.

If you want to see how your car will settle out with Pfadt Drop springs be sure to check out our picture gallery! Pfadt Race Engineering Drop Spring Photo Gallery
I would definitely add Pfadt lowering springs to your list. There are a lot of happy Apex Motorsports customers rocking them.
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Pdaft all day baby !!!! I very was skeptical at first. I did my research extensively I tell ya. But just with the springs (1.25) alone with the sport sway bars which are on it's way to make the marriage complete. I felt a tremdous difference in cornering. Jarrett and I emailed back and forth numerous of times with my questions and concerns. He help me out big time. Go with Pdaft you won't be disappointed Not to mention it gives your car the sickest stance ever.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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Trying to decide between BMR, or Pedders but I'm open for other suggestions . Just trying to figure the differences between brands. Any one of them tighter or made better?? Want to lower but not TOO low. Don't want 1.4 drop but convince me
We have a couple different springs setups available for people to fine tune their stance depending on what they are looking for. We have the 1" lowering springs, 1.4" lowering springs, and our split drop 1.4" front/1" rear for a distinct raked look. I am not real familiar about everyone elses springs but I can tell you that we feel it is hard to beat our springs as far as quality and affordability go. We have a lifetime warranty on our springs against sag so if you ever have an issue you are covered. If you have any questions or if there is something I can help you out with let me know.

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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i went with Pedders. But you couldnt go wrong with any manufacturer IMO.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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While I am only a happy customer, I would give the edge to Pedders. I do track my car and the Pedders parts, and service have been second to none. Take some time and search this forum and you will find some of the others have had issues.
When you take price, service, performance, and quality It is my humble opinion that Pedders is way out front on every aspect.
I would suggest giving either Pete, the pres. a call or any one of his dealers, they will point you in the right direction and get you the most bang for your buck.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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Went with BMR. Although Pedders and pfadt are great and look amazing . But if your really gunna get the same results why buy the more expensive pair? Thanks for all the opinions tho guys
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #10
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so when people talk about lowering springs effecting the longevity of the stock struts, is that something i really need to worry about??

*i know absolutely nothing about suspension (trying to learn) and really don't know what to do to improve my 2011 v6's handling. It's not like it's bad, but i've just done all the bolt ons for my engine so now its on to the next thing haha
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:49 PM   #11
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so when people talk about lowering springs effecting the longevity of the stock struts, is that something i really need to worry about??

*i know absolutely nothing about suspension (trying to learn) and really don't know what to do to improve my 2011 v6's handling. It's not like it's bad, but i've just done all the bolt ons for my engine so now its on to the next thing haha
As long as you do not go too low you do not need to worry. Something in the 1 inch range will not dramatically impact service life but when you start talking about 1.5+ inch it will. Ride quality will also suck. Sway bars are one of the biggest bang for the buck suspension mods you can do. If you are looking to spice things up I would suggest looking into them. Feel free to PM me or give us a call anytime you have questions. That is what we are here for.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:55 PM   #12
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I love my PFADT springs. Looks and rides great.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:31 AM   #13
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Went with BMR. Although Pedders and pfadt are great and look amazing . But if your really gunna get the same results why buy the more expensive pair? Thanks for all the opinions tho guys
We definitely appreciate you using BMR Suspension for all your suspension and chassis needs. It is hard to beat the affordability of our springs especially considering they have a lifetime warranty and are made here in the USA. :flag2:
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #14
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What about for people looking at a 1 inch drop only? I have a splitter and do not want to go lower.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #15
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BMR 1" drop springs here. I love mine. Perfect stance. I only rub the front GFX lip every once in a while when Im not paying attention. Rides like stock to me.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #16
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I'm also new to suspension mods. What exactly do you need? Do you need the springs, sway bars and bushings? Is there anything else I would need?
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #17
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What about for people looking at a 1 inch drop only? I have a splitter and do not want to go lower.
The 1" BMR lowering springs are good for anyone worried about ground clearance. They give the car a nice stance without sacrificing too much ground clearance.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:13 PM   #18
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I'm also new to suspension mods. What exactly do you need? Do you need the springs, sway bars and bushings? Is there anything else I would need?
If you are looking to concentrate on handling then the sway bars, lowering springs, and bushings are a really good place to start. If you are going to concentrate on drag racing then toe rods, trailing arms, and bushings would be a better group of parts.

Let us know what you are planning on doing with the car.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
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Go with the Hotchkis setup, works awesome, priced right.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #20
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #21
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Video: Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension
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Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension



Pedders Suspension is a brand that might be familiar to enthusiasts of the domestic aftermarket. For more than six years, Pedders has offered suspension components for Chevy Camaros, Ford Mustangs and Pontiac GTOs. What most don’t know is that the company is far from an upstart in the chassis game. Pedders Suspension has been in business in their home country of Australia for over 60 years, starting back in the mid-1950s rebuilding shock absorbers.

Headquartered in Keysborough, just outside of Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Pedders Suspension has a unique business model for their domestic market. Their products are distributed solely through franchised Pedders Suspension retailers, of which there are over 130 in Australia. Think Jiffy Lube, but for suspension needs that range from the inspection and alignment all the way to polyurethane bushings and coilover swaps.

Here in the U.S., Pedders’ business model is completely different, utilizing a more traditional distribution route. In their short time in the American market, Pedders’ products have been used by GM, Lingenfelter and Saleen. Pedders sells the gamut of chassis components, including coilovers, polyurethane bushings and CV shafts, but their core product is springs. In fact, Pedders likes to refer to their manufacturing facility as the “World’s Best Spring Plant.” While that’s up for interpretation, having witnessed the birth of a spring, firsthand, we can attest that quality is very much at the core of their values.



Here’s how Pedders Suspension springs are made:

Birth of a Pedders Spring - Step1

Step 1:
Pedders’ springs begin life as steel from BlueScope Steel, an Aussie company headquartered in Melbourne. Instead of sourcing cheaper materials from China or India, Pedders insists upon using steel that is ISO accredited.

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Step 2:
For heating of the metal rods, Pedders relies on gas instead of electricity. With the latter, dips and irregularity in power can cause inconsistencies in the metal. Each rod is baked close to 980 degrees C.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 3



Step 3:
After the steel is heated up to temperature, the glowing rod is then coiled around a mandrel. The solid steel mandrel does not flex or bow with repetitive use. Pedders has more than 100 different steel mandrels in varying shapes and sizes for varying applications.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 4



Step 4:
The next stage in the spring production is quenching, a process in which the hot coiled steel is cooled by oil. The spring is still soft at this point, lacking any memory.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 5



Step 5:
Once the spring is cooled, it goes back into the tempering furnace where the coils are cured. Temperatures are adjusted to suit the gauge of the wire—the thicker, the hotter.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 6



Step 6:
After another cooling phase, each spring is ground to appropriate size and fitment.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 7




Step 7:
For the final step in strengthening the steel, each spring is shot peened with military grade shot.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 8



Step 8:
Pedders scrags 100 percent of their springs. Scragging is a quality-control process where each spring is fully compressed, testing its load for up to 2 mm in variance.

Birth of a Lowering Spring: Inside Pedders Suspension - Step 9



Step 9:
Before they are boxed and shipped around the world, the springs are powder coated. Powder coating gives a spring its brand-distinctive color and protects it from the elements.

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Old 06-29-2012, 07:19 AM   #22
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I just ordered the Pfadt springs from APEX Motorsports.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #23
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:14 AM   #24
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #25
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BMR, I know you guys know drag racing, do your lowering spring generally work okay with a car that gets drag raced a lot?
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