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Old 01-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #26
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As many of you already know, the engineering design, product development, and product assembly is all done in-house in Pfadt's facility in Utah. No waiting for parts to come from overseas for assembly.

Just got an inside line on these Pfadt Featherlight ZL1 Coilovers... As most of you already know, the ZL1 comes equipped with the magnetic stability option, which is a great factory feature. However, when going to any aftermarket coilover set, you lose the ability to use the "mag-ride" . Pfadt has now incorporated the stock mag-ride with the ultimate set of coilovers, for factory adjust-ability with race quality handling!

A little birdie leaked me some pictures of the NEW Pfadt ZL1 Mag-Ride Coilovers. Take notice in the pictures of the mag-ride inserts and the wiring coming from the lower shock body.
Do you think it would be possible this coilover would have enough adjustability for a drag set up and a road course?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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Do you think it would be possible this coilover would have enough adjustability for a drag set up and a road course?
You are demanding two polar opposites out of the same setup... Will they work for both applications, YES... Would it be ideal for both applications, no. If you are a street car that then goes to the drag or road course, you'll be fine with the standard coilovers. If you are looking to build a purpose built track car, pick one of the two and then go that direction.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #28
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Nice product bump.. Will try to get a better ETA on these
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #30
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Nice product bump.. Will try to get a better ETA on these
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #31
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[QUOTE=Matt @ FSP;6074150]Not taking it as argumentative, I'm glad that you have asked such a question actually.

That question can be posed about pretty much any upgrade on any car. The car already comes with a suspension, why replace it? The answer is plain and simple: pure performance.

Flatter cornering, less deflection in the suspension joints and more consistent grip levels associated with the contact patch being planted on the pavement. The OEM suspension is fantastic, no doubt about it. But there are many concessions made in the interest of mass production and cost cutting that leave there more to be desired. Plus most cars from the factory are set up relatively soft which can overload the outside tires in a turn. One way to get the car to perform better is to simply get each tire perform more equal work when going around a turn and you do that by stiffening things up a big with bigger anti-roll bars and coilovers with upgrade spring rates, to name a few. This is stuff that the factory can not install for a variety of reasons, some having to do with costs and other associated with perceived ride quality.

The adjustable coilovers in this thread actually RETAIN the full functioning Mag ride system that you bought the ZL1 for but makes it lighter weight, and adds ride height adjustability and stiffer spring rates to hold the car up a bit more in turns and lower it to the ground for a slightly better aero profile and flatter cornering. All of this contributes towards more grip and better performance.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #32
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So if the shocks are adjustable, how do you take in account of the Ride hieght bar needed for the sensor? If that's to long or short this will give the computer inaccurate data and charge/decharge the shocks incorrect.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:59 PM   #33
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For the few of you worried that this would not offer a significant increase in performance, do some reading on the inherent pros and cons of coilovers vs struts/springs. Magnetic ride control can continually adjust damping, maximizing the potential performance of the strut/spring, but that maximum is well below the maximum performance of a well designed coilover. OEM tends to stay away from coilovers because strut setups are easier and cheaper to deal with both in original manufacturing and in servicing, but the coilover is superior for tarmac performance. The stock ZL1 mag suspension is great. Assuming these coilovers are dialed in and optimized for the mag ride, they will bump that great up to absolutely incredible. A friend of mine has the KW Variant 3 coilovers on his CTS-V and that thing is a downright joy to put into corners.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #34
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #35
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Well I'm interested if not only for the ride height adjustability, and added static stiffness. My car is a 4x4 in my view (height wise).
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So then why put the post up ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:35 AM   #37
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You are demanding two polar opposites out of the same setup... Will they work for both applications, YES... Would it be ideal for both applications, no. If you are a street car that then goes to the drag or road course, you'll be fine with the standard coilovers. If you are looking to build a purpose built track car, pick one of the two and then go that direction.
Not trying to be negative at all, but remember that the ZL1 is purpose built to do it all and that is why I bought it. So when more info on these things comes out I'll definitely be looking. However, when it comes to any mod, I won't do a mod that ever takes away from this car being a ZL1 and what makes it so special. That is absolutely no knock on this product, in fact the exact opposite because this product incorporates what it does and the MR. I suppose then my statement is aimed to the general after market in saying make sure what you want to sell me elevates the ZL1 and doesn't turn it into a SS with ground effects.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #38
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Bump! Did these ever come out??
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:25 PM   #39
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Don't think so, last I read ,Pfadt's website said just get coilovers and abandon the Mag ride, could be wrong about that interpretation, but I don't want to give up my Mag ride.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #40
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Bummer. I need these
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #41
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That question can be posed about pretty much any upgrade on any car. The car already comes with a suspension, why replace it? The answer is plain and simple: pure performance.
This is true, but many people are paying the ZL1 premium for its handling performance (among other things). It seems silly to pay all this extra money for the ZL1's features only to throw them out and pay another few grand on top of new suspension.

At this point, might as well get an SS and with the money saved on MSRP you put in some killer suspension and engine modifications. At least then you are only throwing away a crappy suspension while saving alot for money.

It's like spending extra money on an expensive badass computer from Alienware only to completely gut it out and put in new top of the line components. Might as well get a basic desktop and upgrade that with the same components.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #42
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So these have never been brought to market?
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:39 AM   #43
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It would be nice to have ADJUSTABLE ride height so I could go low at the track and high on the streets. Maybe if Chevy RandD is watching they can consider it in the future.
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It would be nice to have ADJUSTABLE ride height so I could go low at the track and high on the streets. Maybe if Chevy RandD is watching they can consider it in the future.

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We have been handling these on a per case basis with Pfadt. It does require your cores or a set of cores for modification. I will get you guys some better answers this morning as a followup!
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So what happened with this product and what happened with the followup?
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #47
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So what happened with this product and what happened with the followup?
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #48
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I will get an update today. I know they have done a few sets already, it does require your coilovers to be modified.
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I will get an update today. I know they have done a few sets already, it does require your coilovers to be modified.
Two questions:
  1. Do they have cores in stock (i.e. I pay a core charge when I buy a set and that gets refunded once Pfadt receives my OEM coilovers)
  2. How much lighter are these than the stock coilovers?
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Two questions:
  1. Do they have cores in stock (i.e. I pay a core charge when I buy a set and that gets refunded once Pfadt receives my OEM coilovers)
  2. How much lighter are these than the stock coilovers?
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