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Old 08-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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1LE Suspension track pack upgrade versus...

It appears GM Performance has finally released pricing for the 1LE track pack upgrade. It's basically $1500 MSRP. One dealer I spoke to will sell it for about $100 less.

I'd appreciate our resident suspension experts telling me if this is a good deal or if the aftermarket (Pfadt, Pedders, etc.) is a better deal at this price point.

Here is the GM Bill of Materials:

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22812942 Front Stab Bar Asm (bar, links, bushing, clamp, nut) 1
22786260 Rear Stab Bar Asm (bar, bushing, clamp, bolt) 1
22761221 Rear Stab Bar Link 2
22812982 Front Strut Asm, LH (strut, spring, mount) 1
22812983 Front Strut Asm, RH (strut, spring, mount) 1
22981391 Rear Shock 2
22922445 Rear Shock Mount, LH 1
22922446 Rear Shock Mount, RH 1
22845487 Rear Toe Link 2
20941932 Rear Cradle Bushing, Front 2
20941933 Rear Cradle Bushing, Rear 2
23102312 Installation Instructions 4

Also will this lower my car?

Will I need to change my wheels to 20x10s on all 4 corners like the 1LE?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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I've paid a bit more then that including shipping and I dont have the bushings!
I wonder how much it will be at the Fest...they will promote it there at discount.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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At the fest they are giving coupons for a free install.
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That is worth at least 500. That's a hot deal. 1500 plus free install....
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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It does sound good.

But my question is are the equivalent or better aftermarket parts less or the same $ ?
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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No. To have all those parts with a 3rd party will double the amount at minimum.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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Agreed, equivalent or better parts would equate to aftermarket Subframe Bushings, Sway Bars, End Links, and Coilovers. You would definitely pay more than $1500 for all that stuff. But then again.....it would be better stuff too, especially the coilovers!!!! A big chunk of what you're paying for in the 1LE kit are those new struts/shocks. How good are they, or how much of a difference are they going to make on an SS? I can't really say, but I am pretty certain that a pair of adjustable coilovers would be a lot better!!!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Better, yes for more money.
Matched components known to work together for the same money? Nope.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #9
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Aftermarket will be better but alot less. The 1LE shocks are better then the 2012 ss, or should say firmer.How much better is needed on the sways vs aftermarket may come down to what you use them for and how hrad you push it.The sways are pretty big, but not adjustable, and sizes more for square tire/wheel setup like the 1le
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Here is a first look at the track results of the 1le track pack upgrade on a 2010 LS3:

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:03 PM   #11
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Here is a first look at the track results of the 1le track pack upgrade on a 2010 LS3:

is that telemetry in km/h? He was hitting 167 in 3rd gear..
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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is that telemetry in km/h? He was hitting 167 in 3rd gear..
Yes.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #13
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That's a great deal. The best aftermarket stuff is extremely pricey. I'm looking at upgrading beyond the stock 1LE using just a few Pedders components.

Just a minor upgrade to take the 1LE package a step further is the Pedders 1LE Permagrin Package. $1,000 for just a rear sway bar and 6 bushings. So $1,500 for a full 1LE track pack is amazing bang for your buck.

Another option would be to get everything that's in the GM package, less the rear sway bar and the Permagrin-included bushings, then buy the Pedders Permagrin. The Permagrin package will take the last bit of understeer out of the car at it's limits (bigger rear sway reduces understeer). That will cost a little more, but the handling will be out of this world good if you are a serious road courser. But if not, the 1LE package alone is phenominal.
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That's a great deal. The best aftermarket stuff is extremely pricey. I'm looking at upgrading beyond the stock 1LE using just a few Pedders components.

Just a minor upgrade to take the 1LE package a step further is the Pedders 1LE Permagrin Package. $1,000 for just a rear sway bar and 6 bushings. So $1,500 for a full 1LE track pack is amazing bang for your buck.

Another option would be to get everything that's in the GM package, less the rear sway bar and the Permagrin-included bushings, then buy the Pedders Permagrin. The Permagrin package will take the last bit of understeer out of the car at it's limits (bigger rear sway reduces understeer). That will cost a little more, but the handling will be out of this world good if you are a serious road courser. But if not, the 1LE package alone is phenominal.
I need more track time to confirm this but: my initial feeling is that I need more rear rubbers with the 1LE, I'm dealing with snap oversteer now. might have been because of cold tires... still the back is not following the front like it did. I'm running 4 x 275/40R20 Nitto NT05.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #15
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I need more track time to confirm this but: my initial feeling is that I need more rear rubbers with the 1LE, I'm dealing with snap oversteer now. might have been because of cold tires... still the back is not following the front like it did. I'm running 4 x 275/40R20 Nitto NT05.
Strange, my stock 1LE is very comfortable and predictable at it's limit, extremely balanced and controllable. Perhaps give Pete of Pedders a call. He may be able to troubleshoot for you. The 1LE runs 285/35-20s front and rear, but with the funky mix of 20x10 F and 20x11s R. Perhaps wheel and tire choice has something to do with it.
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Going with Pedders Pacecar package and bushes and sways myself. the 1LE stuff is nice but I want better.
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The 1LE runs 285/35-20s front and rear, but with the funky mix of 20x10 F and 20x11s R. Perhaps wheel and tire choice has something to do with it.
Bingo. The secret of it's track success, wider wheels & stickier tires combo.
One who upgrade's Suspension will have to upgrade Wheel/Tires aswell.
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I will probably get this pack installed along with 3.91 gears in the near future.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:40 AM   #19
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For those who would like to read my initial tack review comparing the 1LE VS OEM SS.
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It appears GM Performance has finally released pricing for the 1LE track pack upgrade. It's basically $1500 MSRP. One dealer I spoke to will sell it for about $100 less.

I'd appreciate our resident suspension experts telling me if this is a good deal or if the aftermarket (Pfadt, Pedders, etc.) is a better deal at this price point.

Here is the GM Bill of Materials:

PART # Description Qty
22812942 Front Stab Bar Asm (bar, links, bushing, clamp, nut) 1
22786260 Rear Stab Bar Asm (bar, bushing, clamp, bolt) 1
22761221 Rear Stab Bar Link 2
22812982 Front Strut Asm, LH (strut, spring, mount) 1
22812983 Front Strut Asm, RH (strut, spring, mount) 1
22981391 Rear Shock 2
22922445 Rear Shock Mount, LH 1
22922446 Rear Shock Mount, RH 1
22845487 Rear Toe Link 2
20941932 Rear Cradle Bushing, Front 2
20941933 Rear Cradle Bushing, Rear 2
23102312 Installation Instructions 4

Also will this lower my car?

Will I need to change my wheels to 20x10s on all 4 corners like the 1LE?
Did you just call up your local GM dealer and ask for the 1LE track package?
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Did you just call up your local GM dealer and ask for the 1LE track package?
???

The BOM is from the GM Performance catalog.

If I end up buying it I'll probably buy it from Maureen @ Rodgers Chevrolet.
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GM catalog..got it!!
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Hi guys just confirmed my 2013 FE4 SS has the 20941932 front cradle bushings. I can just see the part number from under the car on the exposed part of the bushing. I am thinking the rears are also the same as the track pack kit as well. The track pack must assume 2010-2011 FE3 as a starting point, which has the earlier bushing type. This makes sense as the shock mounts are not needed on the FE4 cars either...I am going to make a leap and say the FE6 front struts are the same "re-valved" FE4 units also.

I am just going to do the rear shocks and the sway bars on top of the FE4.

Edit: also did the rear toe links. These are definitely worth it for the improved spherical bearings at the joints instead of rubber. Made a surprising improvement in the handling. Zero defection. I used to be in the habit of timing a corner to allow for the rear end "to settle". Not needed now. I don't feel any rear end steer on hard acceleration anymore either.

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Hi guys just confirmed my 2013 FE4 SS has the 20941932 front cradle bushings. I can just see the part number from under the car on the exposed part of the bushing. I am thinking the rears are also the same as the track pack kit as well. The track pack must assume 2010-2011 FE3 as a starting point, which has the earlier bushing type. This makes sense as the shock mounts are not needed on the FE4 cars either...I am going to make a leap and say the FE6 front struts are the same "re-valved" FE4 units also.

I am just going to do the rear shocks and the sway bars on top of the FE4.
They are not the same. My kit just came in and I went and held the new bushings. The new ones I can not squeeze or flex, the ones on my car I can easily push in with my hand. The ones on my car are just soft rubber.
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