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Old 06-16-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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how to make my ride smoother

Hey guys, sorry if this has been asked b4.

Was wondering how i could make my ride smoother, have a 2011 v6 camaro that is sitting on some eibach lowering springs right now and i can feel every pebble i go over. Looking for something to make the ride smoother, please leave suggestions down below.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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First step will be to get rid of the bouncy Eibach's and possibly pick up some new struts. How many miles do you have on your car?

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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I spent lunch looking for this answer. all I find is smart ace comments or track set ups.. good luck, I hope ya find a way..
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
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I agree get rid of those lowering springs and see if you can go back to stock. Also what size wheels and tires do you have. If they are large wheels with very low profile tires you could go back to a smaller wheel and use a tire with a larger sidewall height.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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Air suspension is only way its going to get smoother. Remember the smaller the spring the tighter the coils are wound and the more rigid it will feel. And cut coils which I am aware you do NOT have basically cause a weak point in the spring and for it to collapse.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #7
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Stock V6 springs, larger sidewalls on the tires.

Honestly, Camaros were not designed to be a smooth ride. This much weight and this much horsepower needs a certain level of rigidity to keep everything where it's supposed to be (namely, the car on the road). If you like the power but want something smoother, check out the Caddilac CTS's.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:29 AM   #8
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:19 PM   #9
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Eibach's are the worst riding springs on the 5th gens, they are also the cheapest, see were i'm going. You get what you pay for.
If you want the lowered look, better handling than you currently have and great ride quality get yourself a set of Hotchkis springs. I have swapped out Eibach's for Hotchkis at least a dozen times over the last 4 years at my shop for ride quality alone.
And as mentioned in one of the posts above, when you switch them out check your shocks and struts, depending on your mileage and use they may need upgrading.
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thanks for those that helped. Yeah i have thought about getting some better springs i got the eibachs cause they where super cheap i think i payed 100 for them off another member. Car currently has about 50k miles on it, and is a daily driver. I thought about going stock again but i really like the stance i get with the lowering springs, any 1 have any recommended spring brands and links? i understand i will need to pay for more comfort and to be honest if i could just get the stock comfort with the lowering springs stance that would be good enough, i just feel like the eibachs are not very good and i literally can feel anything i go over. Will def look into some hotchkis springs
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:02 PM   #11
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btw car is sitting on the stock SS rims and tires.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:23 PM   #12
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The Hotchkis springs are very good and are one of the best riding springs out there. With you having 50K miles on your struts, they are nearing the end of their life as well, so I'd recommend picking up some 1LE Struts to replace them with at the same time.

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The Hotchkis springs are very good and are one of the best riding springs out there. With you having 50K miles on your struts, they are nearing the end of their life as well, so I'd recommend picking up some 1LE Struts to replace them with at the same time.

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Won't 1LE struts be stiffer and make the ride harsher?
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #14
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Won't 1LE struts be stiffer and make the ride harsher?
Yup.

OP. Get a set of stock springs. That's going to be the best ride.

Then step down to an 18" wheel and tire package. Maybe 19s. If you're DEAD SET on keeping the 20s, look into a softer all-season tire.


-SLAMMED LOOK
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Pick TWO. That's all you get.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:47 PM   #15
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Won't 1LE struts be stiffer and make the ride harsher?
A little stiffer, but they'll control the compression and rebound of the spring better than any other OEM option; ultimately resulting in a better/less bouncy ride with lowering springs.

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