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Old 05-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Pedders on my ZL1

Okay I have a few pics I snapped today of the car after being lowered. The ride height was lowered 1" around. It was subtle at first, just barely noticeable but when side by side with another Camaro or now even entering my driveway you notice it immediately!

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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nice what else is in store?
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Looks good. So I'm curious as to what adjustments also had to made when you dropped it
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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Looks good! I really go back and forth about lowering mine, but when and if I decide to do it I will go with the Pedders kit. Yours looks great!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:15 AM   #5
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Looks good. So I'm curious as to what adjustments also had to made when you dropped it

I have Springs and bushings done, all I needed was an alignment done to all 4 positions. Any good shop can do it for under $150.00
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #6
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:09 AM   #7
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nice what else is in store?
Thanks, I will be adding more suspension bushings on the rear and maybe Pedders sway bars later. I still need to install SS brake lines that I just received from Racing Brake. Next major addition is Status seats and a cage.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:12 AM   #8
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Looks good. So I'm curious as to what adjustments also had to made when you dropped it

The major factor is a proper alignment on all 4 wheels after the car is lowered. The car gives feedback now and feels much more balanced now thru a turn.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:13 AM   #9
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Looks good! I really go back and forth about lowering mine, but when and if I decide to do it I will go with the Pedders kit. Yours looks great!
Thanks Deke, It is worth it! I had been putting it off for awhile.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #10
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it looks great but i dont think id be able to go 1 more inch lower. we have stupid florida drains and the biggest friggin speedbumps in the country. i just couldnt imagine being any lower or id have no splitter.
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what bushings were actually replaced? thanks
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:49 AM   #12
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I was under the impression the factory magnetic ride didn't like anything lower than 3/4 of an inch
But then what do I know, I'm just a 1LE troll
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #13
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Looks good. So I'm curious as to what adjustments also had to made when you dropped it
So were any adjustments needed for the ride controls? based on looking at mine a lowered car would change the ride position of the sensors on each corner and perhaps the range?? don't know if that would effect it's ability to react to the road situation??
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So were any adjustments needed for the ride controls? based on looking at mine a lowered car would change the ride position of the sensors on each corner and perhaps the range?? don't know if that would effect it's ability to react to the road situation??
You get new ride hieght contol bars with the kit. Very easy to remove and install.
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it looks great but i dont think id be able to go 1 more inch lower. we have stupid florida drains and the biggest friggin speedbumps in the country. i just couldnt imagine being any lower or id have no splitter.
I did some research and was told it seems to be the consensus that more than 1" and you are asking for clearance problems. I now have to slow down and angle on driveways with deep aprons that I did not before to save the splitter. It's not a problem.
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what bushings were actually replaced? thanks


The sealed package in the picture are the bushings for the front radius arms. Next, the bushings on the far right in the picture are for the front portion of the rear subframe, the bushings above the radius arm package are the rear bushings. There are six total you can replace on the rear subframe. I replaced the main four that connect the subframe to the car. Huge difference in the feel of the rear end now!
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #17
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You get new ride hieght contol bars with the kit. Very easy to remove and install.
I thought the same until Pete corrected me in a PM I had sent him before the install. Pete stated they are re-used. I did not need use new ride height arms. PFADT is the same.

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I did some research and was told it seems to be the consensus that more than 1" and you are asking for clearance problems. I now have to slow down and angle on driveways with deep aprons that I did not before to save the splitter. It's not a problem.
I'd love to lower mine, but have I have a rolled curb apron at the end of my driveway. I purchased a Bridjit curb ramp and still barely miss scrapping the bottom of the splitter when I leave and enter the driveway. No way could I lower an inch and not have some major clearance issues with my drive.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #19
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Lookin good! Who did the install?
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:23 PM   #20
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I thought the same until Pete corrected me in a PM I had sent him before the install. Pete stated they are reused. I did not need use new ride height arms. PFADT is the same.
Really? I guess my proto type kit is different than what he offers. Looks like my setup is different than yours.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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Lookin good! Who did the install?

Thank you. It was Haddad Motorsports. They did 3 other ZL1's prior to adding mine in the mix.

Oh by the way, when are we going to meet up?

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:58 PM   #22
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Really? I guess my proto type kit is different than what he offers. Looks like my setup is different than yours.

PM from Pete regarding the rods!

"You don't discard the rods. You'll re-use them. Foundational bushes are covered. Lowering covered. Did we upgrade to Pedders 27/32 Z bars"?
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #23
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Looks awesome welcome to the Pedders family
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Thank you. It was Haddad Motorsports. They did 3 other ZL1's prior to adding mine in the mix.

Oh by the way, when are we going to meet up?
Haddad and Pedders is a good combo, I used both when I had my GTO.

I've yet to ride in a ZL1 so if you're offering then I accept!
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Looks awesome welcome to the Pedders family
Thanks, I'm really liking it! Not propaganda at all, the stuff works.
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