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Old 10-31-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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SUSPENSION QUESTIONS ?

Looking to Lower the SS and do sway bars soon.
I have already decided to go with pfadt or pedders for drop springs, I have heard that less expensive brands will sag over time.

I have looked at sway bars from every price range.

does anyone have any experience with BMR products or LSR ? or have any suggestions for sway bars ? I am on a tight budget as always but I want quality affordable stuff

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Old 10-31-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with BMR or LSR products but since you're considering Pfadt lowering springs, have you seen this?
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113245
Very attractive sale price for the stage 2 kit.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
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I don't have any experience with BMR or LSR products but since you're considering Pfadt lowering springs, have you seen this?
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113245
Very attractive sale price for the stage 2 kit.
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That is a AMAZING price. Regular price for the springs $330 plus $490 for the sways. I think the package usually sells for around $775. That's a $175 savings over the package price. For reference, this is only $90 more than the Eibach Pro plus package. If I already didn't have the complete package, my CC would be $600 heavier.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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+1 Pfadt is allowing us to do some great things this week with SEMA going on. Let me know if we can help.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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I went with pfadt springs and adjustable sway bars after much research. Love them, except I also paid about $800!
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:23 AM   #7
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thanks for posting the pic looks great,
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:02 PM   #8
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You wont be disappointed in our bars. If you have any questions please feel free to email me or pm me. Don't let the price scare you. They are a very high quality bar, made with some of the best cnc bending equipment. Our quality control on or cnc bender utilizes lasers to check the bars. Us being automated is why we are able to be very cost competitive. All of this done in the USA.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:31 PM   #9
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Looking to Lower the SS and do sway bars soon.
I have already decided to go with pfadt or pedders for drop springs, I have heard that less expensive brands will sag over time.

I have looked at sway bars from every price range.

does anyone have any experience with BMR products or LSR ? or have any suggestions for sway bars ? I am on a tight budget as always but I want quality affordable stuff

Thanks
It is true that low quality springs will sag over time. People don't realize just how much effort goes into producing a quality set of springs. Once the extensive R&D process is over and we are satisfied with the results of our testing, the manufacturing process begins: Here are some interesting facts about BMR spring manufacturing:

1) BMR springs are manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire. This is the best spring wire available for automotive applications. Most NASCAR teams use this type of spring wire for their designs.

2) Every BMR spring is computer tested as the last step of the manufacturing process. Every spring...not just a sample from each batch. EVERY SPRING!! Each spring is loaded in the spring tester. The spring is compressed and the CNC Load Cell measures the force for a variety of spring lengths. The computer takes this data and compares it to the BMR quality specs. Bad springs (if any) are kicked out and the good ones are sent to BMR. Per our requirements, the test data for each and every spring is electronically sent to BMR.

3) BMR springs are cold wound on a CNC Coiling Machine. The CNC coiling head can adjust the spring diameter in real time to ensure that every spring is the same as the other springs. This guarantees that your right spring matches your left spring!!

4) Every BMR spring is compressed solid at the factory. Not once, but twice. This gives the spring its permanent set...and guarantees NO SAG. This allows BMR to offer a lifetime warranty against spring sag.

5) BMR springs are stress-relieved at 750 degrees F. This ensures that most stresses induced during the winding process are eliminated. This process is necessary to achieve the repeatable high-quality product that BMR offers!!

6) All springs are shot-peened to eliminate residual surface stresses. Many spring manufacturers skip this step. BMR insists on this operation as part of our spring manufacturing process.


A few more notes:

1) BMR springs are Proudly Made in the USA!!! Costs are minimized and quality is maintained using CNC manufacturing equipment. Shipping costs are low. No boats. No planes. No custom fees passed on to the customer. Just good old American manufacturing ingenuity!!

2) BMR springs are manufactured by a spring company that has been making springs for over 140 years. Think about it...when GM was founded in 1908, this spring company had already been making springs for 40 years.

3) BMR springs are manufactured by a family-owned spring company. The same family has owned this company for 140+ years (6 generations). No corporate bail-outs. No passing the buck. When your name has been on the door for 140 years, you make sure that you own the best spring manufacturing equipment available.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:18 AM   #10
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I highly recommend the BMR 1" drop springs, trailing arms, toe arms and the rear poly cradle inserts. I personally would never install the solid aluminum rear cradle mounts on a mostly street driven car unless you have a very high tolerance for noise and vibration. Also highly recommend the MTI sway bars ( rear adjustable ) and shifter.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:51 PM   #11
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Not the same car and 11 years ago but my Hotchkis springs on my 98 z28 had 50000 miles on them, the fronts no sag, the rears down 3/8" or less.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #12
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I highly recommend the BMR 1" drop springs, trailing arms, toe arms and the rear poly cradle inserts. I personally would never install the solid aluminum rear cradle mounts on a mostly street driven car unless you have a very high tolerance for noise and vibration. Also highly recommend the MTI sway bars ( rear adjustable ) and shifter.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:46 PM   #13
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That is a AMAZING price. Regular price for the springs $330 plus $490 for the sways. I think the package usually sells for around $775. That's a $175 savings over the package price. For reference, this is only $90 more than the Eibach Pro plus package. If I already didn't have the complete package, my CC would be $600 heavier.
That is a good price for the Pfadt, but on Amazon the Eibachs are $490 together (springs/sways) with free 2-day or cheap overnight shipping if you have prime, plus a $30 rebate.

~$460 for springs and sways with quick ship!
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:15 PM   #14
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I have the Pfadt Sport Suspension package on my SS and I can't say enough about it. I love the ride, it's better than stock.
It's lowered perfectly and hugs the corners like never before. I love driving my car with the increased handling.
You cant go wrong with Pfadt!
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