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Old 06-02-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Rear pedders xa monotube replacement

With pedders being out of business Is their any monotube that would fit the existing hardware? Has anyone replaced the monotube with success using a different brand?
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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I have heard something about BC possibly doing something, but haven't heard much else; may be worth looking into though. If you can't find anything, you can pick up a set of RideTech coilovers. The fronts and rears are available separately and they come with a 1,000,001 mile warranty from a company who has been around a LONG time.

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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not sure how it is on the Camaro platform, but coming from the charger platform, the BC racing coilovers I had on my car were made by the same distributor that pedders and petty racing, used for their coilovers....

whiteline was basically pedders

and bc racing was basically pedders... both just different colors. if lucky, that trickles down to all the other platforms...
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #4
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I was thinking the same thing. I have heard bc would work, but called them yesterday and said that they were a larger diameter and therefore wouldn't work. I want the bc to work but was told they wouldn't. Maybe a second call is necessary as I have "heard" that they would work.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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In my couple of interactions with BC I have found their sales staff and tech support to be completely ignorant of their product line. They make a good product but they're clueless.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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Ya I definitely noticed that after being on the phone for 30 minutes and getting nowhere with 2 dropped calls. Is there anyone out there that has successfully used bc monotubes as a replacement within the pedders coilover unit? I just need one person who can confirm this....
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:34 PM   #7
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BC rears should work with the exception the dampening control is top mounted. Need to drill/cut trunk to access.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:26 PM   #8
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BC rears should work with the exception the dampening control is top mounted. Need to drill/cut trunk to access.
Not to question you, what makes you think this. I'm just making sure I'm not buying these tubes unnecessarily. I very hopeful of them working but am just a little skeptical.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:45 PM   #9
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Maryland Speed sells BC Coilovers. Hit them up and they could probably help you out a bit. They are a sponsor on here and have been great to work with in the past for me.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:41 AM   #10
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Not to question you, what makes you think this. I'm just making sure I'm not buying these tubes unnecessarily. I very hopeful of them working but am just a little skeptical.
There's an old BC thread from 2009 when I bought my Pedders kit from a Dec 2009 pre-buy. At the time, BC racing was introducing their options, too. Sources indicated Pedders was an OE BC Racing(white label) with a major difference being the rear dampener adjustment design. Spring rates were the same. Later, it was unofficially confirmed by a former Pedders employee but I still preferred Pedders for the customer support and the dampener design. BC channels had untested customer service at the time. I had a rough start with Pedders from Dec 2009 to about June 2010. You can do a search by my name. In the end, Pete had made up for the growing pains and had made me a believer just in his commitment to the product. He had helped me up to ~Oct 2013 with a front XA replacement tube after I cross-threaded a collar from dirty threads and eccentric bolt replacements. I check and re-align after every season.

I only have positive lasting impressions of Pedders USA, Bruce's, JDP, and APEX.

The old threads MAY NOT be displayed if you do an advanced search by keyword. Look for the archived threads by searching by poster. I can't remember who started the original BC coilover thread in 2009. You will need to talk to a vendor that is familiar with both. The 2009 BC pics in the suspension section showed a VERY similar looking product to BC. Here's a more recent thread:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ghlight=racing

Thought I mention this to point people in the right direction since Pedders USA is not an option anymore. Would I use the BC route with my 4 year old XAs if I needed replacements? Probably not since I auto-x. I would look at upgrading to Ridetechs or look at the Bilsteins. DSE is too $$$. KWs spring perch probably won't clear since I run 2.5* front camber on my 20x10s.

Do some research since I don't know if there's been changes in the last 4 1/2 years. I wouldn't want to drill a hole in my trunk to get to the BC rear adjuster.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:32 AM   #11
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I needed some information from Pedders after Pedders USA closed. I sent some questions on the Pedders AU site and received a prompt response...

You may try working with Pedders AU??

http://www.pedders.com.au/webform/co...rs-head-office

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:31 PM   #12
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I needed some information from Pedders after Pedders USA closed. I sent some questions on the Pedders AU site and received a prompt response...

You may try working with Pedders AU??

http://www.pedders.com.au/webform/co...rs-head-office

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Ron Pedder has assured me twice that Pedders USA will be back in business after this legal BS is done. We'll see if he is a man of his word. That's pretty important in my book.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:38 AM   #13
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Well I contacted several different shops in AU and received much help. Great customer service by Pedders AU!
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:48 PM   #14
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Could you share the contact information on who/where to get the quickest/best response from?

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Old 06-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #15
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I'm with Tbone Roger,please share there are a lot of us who are Pedderized ! Some day I may need the info also!
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:29 AM   #16
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Ron Pedder has assured me twice that Pedders USA will be back in business after this legal BS is done. We'll see if he is a man of his word. That's pretty important in my book.
They better damn be with Pete on board.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:11 AM   #19
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Agreed but i doubt it In my emails to Australia, i made that point. That Pete has done so much for Pedders and to quit being big babies and work it out. I left it at that since i have absolutely no idea about what actually transpired.

I would move on to different coilovers if i knew for sure my adjustable camber plates would be compatible. So far, nobody has stepped up. I love the flexibility these plates allow.
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Agreed but i doubt it In my emails to Australia, i made that point. That Pete has done so much for Pedders and to quit being big babies and work it out. I left it at that since i have absolutely no idea about what actually transpired.
I agree. Unfortunate situation.


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I would move on to different coilovers if i knew for sure my adjustable camber plates would be compatible. So far, nobody has stepped up. I love the flexibility these plates allow.
I had one of the early mockups and they are great. Allows a lot of street/track flexibility. Ridetech has stated that an adaptor may be possible for their threaded collar design, but such a niche solution, probably not economically feasable. I'll stick with my coilovers as long as they last and see what happens.
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