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Old 09-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #26
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^ thank you for your response Tyler. My guess is that aftermarket suspension, such as Pfadt springs and struts will last longer than stock setup, correct?
Kyle is right on point with his post. The Koni stuff is going to be a great option once it's released. Until then, if you were going to replace with factory parts, I would suggest going with the 1LE struts.

The springs will last the life of the car no matter what brand you chose as long as they are a decent brand. It's the struts/dampers that have to be replaced as they are considered a wear item.

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Old 09-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #27
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How low can I go??I have a 2011 v6 riding on 22" Meccas . My wheel size is 295/30/22 rear and 255/30/22 front wheels.. My ride is staggered front are 9" and rear 10.5" .. What would be the best drop to do with no rubbing? Could I do 1.4 front and 1" rear or could I go lower?
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #28
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I'd imagine, after a certain mileage, the struts are on their way out. With the additional stress from the lowering springs, it would probably only speed up the process. Pure speculation though.
Tyler has been spot on. Suspension wear is incremental. Every mile you drive the suspension wears. Driving the 5th Gen 100K with all OEM parts will feel pretty good, until you replace all the worn pars with OEM new parts and you realize how much the performance had degraded.

When an OEM does durability testing they benchmark at 1million and 2 million strokes. Standards at 1 million strokes would look like: this no more than a 20% fluid loss, 10% change in rebound and 15% in jounce or compression. Those numbers may no sound like much, but the change in function is significant.

A good rule of thumb for a daily driver is to change out your struts or shocks at 60,000 miles. In a performance car where you want optimal function no more than 40,000 miles. Will they still work at 100,000 miles is a question that can only be answered within the context of your performance expectations.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:41 AM   #29
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How low can I go??I have a 2011 v6 riding on 22" Meccas . My wheel size is 295/30/22 rear and 255/30/22 front wheels.. My ride is staggered front are 9" and rear 10.5" .. What would be the best drop to do with no rubbing? Could I do 1.4 front and 1" rear or could I go lower?
Since you have a V6 equipped Camaro I would recommend our BMR V6 specific lowering spring (SP052_ which offer a 1.2" drop all the way around and are designed to work for your car. I honestly think you should be able to get away with using these springs but it really depends on some of the other specs of the wheel.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #30
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Someone on here had a line on a bunch of oem factory strut take offs. Cant remember who it was but they were cheap, like $30 - $40 a piece. I have been waiting for the Koni or KYB struts also and they keep saying coming soon. May go the oem route till then. Just my 2 cents
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #31
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Someone on here had a line on a bunch of oem factory strut take offs. Cant remember who it was but they were cheap, like $30 - $40 a piece. I have been waiting for the Koni or KYB struts also and they keep saying coming soon. May go the oem route till then. Just my 2 cents
I have a number of take offs that are like new from a well known builder. Check your PM box.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:19 PM   #32
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That looks great. What wheels are those?
Thanks!! Theyre Forgeline GA3s
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