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Old 08-17-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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13' RS LFX 1LE Suspension...DONE!

So after much planning I was able to install the complete 1LE suspension kit offered by GM shown here:


I also took several pictures of the V6 OEM vs 1LE parts so you can tell the big difference.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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Forgot to say that I also went with 1" drop springs from Eibach as well.

To me the sway bars are the biggest difference. Much larger in dia. and they mount wider giving you better cornering capabilities.

Car rides good. A little stiffer as expected. But not too bad. Corners like crazy now. Cant wait to hit the track again and try out this new set up.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
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I did a level 2 bmr setup, which is very close to what you have. It really makes a big difference doesn't it? I think it is some of the best money I have spent on my V6 to date. Amazing the size differences. Looks great!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #4
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I did a level 2 bmr setup, which is very close to what you have. It really makes a big difference doesn't it? I think it is some of the best money I have spent on my V6 to date. Amazing the size differences. Looks great!!
Agreed.

This is one of the biggest "you don't see it but feel it" mods you can do. It's a huge difference going from the OEM V6 parts to this 1LE suspension upgrade. Night a day better handling.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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Here's a copy of the new alignment specs incase anyone wants to know.

Maybe the alignment gurus can chime in...

And yes we did do the "bush timing" procedure as well after install.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:07 AM   #6
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Nice.

I'm either doing this or exhaust next.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:21 AM   #7
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I think my next move is a supercharger.
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This is pretty sweet. Suspension is certainly my next mod. How much did this setup cost ya? Did the 1LE kit lower the ride or was that done purely by yourself with the Eibach springs?
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:35 PM   #9
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This is pretty sweet. Suspension is certainly my next mod. How much did this setup cost ya? Did the 1LE kit lower the ride or was that done purely by yourself with the Eibach springs?
I was able to find a complete take off set from another member who had a 2013 1LE. total cost was $700. I didn't use the OEM 1LE springs as I went with the 1" Eibach lowering springs instead.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:38 PM   #10
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This is awesome. Definitely on my to do list now.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:59 PM   #11
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Man, hats off to you for this write-up. I was pretty interested in this and it's nice to see the side-by-side pics.

So... how bad are your knuckles looking right now?
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:39 PM   #12
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I was able to find a complete take off set from another member who had a 2013 1LE. total cost was $700. I didn't use the OEM 1LE springs as I went with the 1" Eibach lowering springs instead.
AWESOME DEAL. I need to stalk the classifieds for something like this!

You think this setup would trump an aftermarket setup like BMR or the like?
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #13
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AWESOME DEAL. I need to stalk the classifieds for something like this!

You think this setup would trump an aftermarket setup like BMR or the like?

I got a great deal so I'm not sure.

I know for sure the car corners awesome now.

I don't think you can get better front or rear sway bars. The difference is huge in the stock OEM sway's vs. the 1LE ones. The biggest difference is the rear. Much more stable and the car does not pitch or roll around corners like it used to. May some will argue. The 1LE shocks and Eibach springs complete the package. With GM testing and having this an approved V6 upgrade I like the fact that it all works well together.
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Suspension upgrades really make the car more fun to drive, and I'd highly recommend them. That said, I've only done a spring swap to ZL1 springs the corning improvement from that alone was well worth it. I haven't even done sways...I can only imagine how well she would corner then.

Congrats on your new corner carver!
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Nice upgrade! I'm a little jealous!
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I don't see the alignment specs.
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Congrats on the upgrade. Do you have any before/after pics on your ride height?
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I don't see the alignment specs.
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This is what the shop used.
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Congrats on the upgrade. Do you have any before/after pics on your ride height?
I'm headed to coach some U8 soccer. I'll post some tonight/tomorrow for you.
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U8 soccer. Great memories.
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U8 soccer. Great memories.
LOL, tell me about it.

I've got my 14 year playing in his championship basketball game (4th in last five years) this Saturday.

I'm coaching my 8yr. old in U8 soccer.

My 11yr. old is playing soccer as well.

If my 5yr. old daughter gets into the act I'm in trouble.
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After this upgrade is the ride less bumpy too??
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:00 AM   #23
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After this upgrade is the ride less bumpy too??
Does your ride feel bumpy? I've never really felt that in my 6
The 1LE will be a stiffer suspension not softer
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im going to just do BMR lowering springs for now. i bet those sways bars made a huge difference.
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The alignment specs are standard factory specs. Did they provide you with an alignmnt sheet for your vehicle with before and after numbers?
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