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Old 11-08-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Lowering Kit

I'm planning on lowering my 2012 Camaro SS 1 1/2" to 2" and was wondering if you guys had any recommendations on lowering-kit/springs,

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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I know a lot of ppl are using BMR springs.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #3
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ok thanks ill check it out.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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I'm planning on lowering my 2012 Camaro SS 1 1/2" to 2" and was wondering if you guys had any recommendations on lowering-kit/springs,

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We have our BMR 1.4" lowering springs (SP022) which sound like they could definitely be a very viable option for you. We have found that a 1.4" lowering spring is about as much as you want to lower a car with lowering springs. If you go much lower than that you will run into issues getting the desired alignment specs and you will put quite a bit more additional wear and tear on the factory struts/shocks which will shorten their lifespan. If you do decide on going lower than 1.4" I would really look into coil-overs which will work better in that situation.

If there is anything else I can help you out with let me know and if you decide you want some BMR lowering springs I will see what I can do on pricing for you.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Highly recommend BMR. They have a great product and warranty. I love mine. Go 1"
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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Going that low you need coil overs
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #7
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Going that low you need coil overs
What he said.

I have the BMR 1.4" lowering springs on all 4 corners. Definitely as low as you'd want to go. Impressed with the ride quality actually considering the size of the drop.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:12 AM   #9
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Springs are a cheap way to do it....Do it right and get Pedders Coil Overs...None better! You want Walmart or Gucci?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
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What he said.

I have the BMR 1.4" lowering springs on all 4 corners. Definitely as low as you'd want to go. Impressed with the ride quality actually considering the size of the drop.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Coilovers to go that low, more than an 1" and you will have struts that blow out and leak. I work for the largest Chevy dealer on the west coast and I rarely see a leaking shock or strut with a 1" spring but I get them all the time on the 1.25 or greater springs.
I will only install up to a 1" spring here, clients that want lower I recomend coilovers or to another shop since I will not be able to warranty the struts if they go lower.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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Coilovers to go that low, more than an 1" and you will have struts that blow out and leak. I work for the largest Chevy dealer on the west coast and I rarely see a leaking shock or strut with a 1" spring but I get them all the time on the 1.25 or greater springs.
I will only install up to a 1" spring here, clients that want lower I recomend coilovers or to another shop since I will not be able to warranty the struts if they go lower.
I did not know Arizona is on the west coast????? Did California fall in the Pacific yestreday?????
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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I did not know Arizona is on the west coast????? Did California fall in the Pacific yestreday?????
Threw me off also. He does live over there.

And we fell off from the rest of the country along time ago..lol
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Springs are a cheap way to do it....Do it right and get Pedders Coil Overs...None better! You want Walmart or Gucci?
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Coilovers to go that low, more than an 1" and you will have struts that blow out and leak. I work for the largest Chevy dealer on the west coast and I rarely see a leaking shock or strut with a 1" spring but I get them all the time on the 1.25 or greater springs.
I will only install up to a 1" spring here, clients that want lower I recomend coilovers or to another shop since I will not be able to warranty the struts if they go lower.
Now you tell me lol. My struts are done after 20,000 miles with springs
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A dumb question... who makes lowering springs that are finished in black rather than some bright color?
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A dumb question... who makes lowering springs that are finished in black rather than some bright color?
Hotchkis are a dark grey color, Pfadt is similar I think
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Hotchkis are a dark grey color, Pfadt is similar I think
Pfadt are silver, Eibach is red along with Pedders and BMR. Think it's Hotchkis
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Pfadt are silver, Eibach is red along with Pedders and BMR. Think it's Hotchkis
Boy I could color match to my car..lol
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