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Old 02-14-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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pfadt lowering springs

Im fixing to install these springs just wanted to know if theres anuthing i should know before jumping into installation any asvise is good thank you fr ur responses
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Im fixing to install these springs just wanted to know if theres anuthing i should know before jumping into installation any asvise is good thank you fr ur responses
Put a bucket under the hub assembly when you take the spindle bolts off.

Other than that. Have fun. It's pretty easy.

Oh, ya, might wanns get a pipe to pry the spindle bolts off with. lol

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #3
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Here's a video of my install if you can get it to play.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...66&postcount=1

I need to put it on youtube.
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I didnt compress tje spring before i took the bolt off an the strut came oit without the top part of it the retention cap stayed in the car did i do something wrong
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I didnt compress tje spring before i took the bolt off an the strut came oit without the top part of it the retention cap stayed in the car did i do something wrong
I don't get it.

But you really don't have to compress the spring. It should be ok if you're careful.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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There's also a pretty good "how to" thread in the DIY section.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #7
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Sorry we should have seen this earlier! Our install instructions are posted online:

http://www.pfadtracing.com/blog/wp-c...stallation.pdf

So, martin_2010, am I to understand that you installed them yesterday and everything went well? We need pics!
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #8
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Yesir i love the look will post pics soon its a perfect drop!
Thank you for manufacturing such a great product an i love the ride no problem with bumps thanks pfadtlook foward to doing more business soon
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:04 PM   #9
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Quick question since i lowered my car do i need to go get an alignment now?
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Quick question since i lowered my car do i need to go get an alignment now?
As soon as possible.
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Quick question since i lowered my car do i need to go get an alignment now?
YES. You do.

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As soon as possible.


You aren't gonna hurt much to wait a few days, but you'll want to get it done.

My shop told me to drive it for a week and then bring it in. But others disagree and say do it after a day. Just to let the springs 'seat' a little.
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You aren't gonna hurt much to wait a few days, but you'll want to get it done.

My shop told me to drive it for a week and then bring it in. But others disagree and say do it after a day. Just to let the springs 'seat' a little.
you can really screw things up pretty quick actually, depends on how close you get it back together again, if it's not close you could regret waiting.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:23 PM   #13
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Quick question since i lowered my car do i need to go get an alignment now?
as others have stated, yes you need an alignment. Assuming your factory alignment was not changed during the installation of these springs, you should be ok to drive it to the next available appointment at your alignment shop. But its a good idea to get one as soon as possible. Make sense?
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:34 PM   #14
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you can really screw things up pretty quick actually, depends on how close you get it back together again, if it's not close you could regret waiting.
With the suspension hanging, if you just put it back on and tighten it as it hangs, you actually won't be far off. At least I wasn't.

But you bring a good point. It was the case with me that he told me to drive it for a while. But he had already put it on a flat pad and looked at it. I suppose if it were way out of whack he'd have done it right then.

Of course I had a few shops run form it. INCLUDING my dealer. True story.

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but what extra parts do i need to complete the alignment correctley a shop told me i need a camber kit since i lowered my car idk what this is can someone please help me i need to get my car bak on the street it was a daily driver but now im a little worried to drive it
what other parts do i need because i wasnt aware of no camber kit????
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After installing drop springs an alignment is necessary to correct for the new decreased ride height.

The Camber kit is to correct extra negative camber on cars with more aggressive drops than is provided with our 1" Drop springs, or for customers looking to adjust Camber and Castor to their own personal tastes, typically but not exclusively for track use.

For just a 1" drop there should be more than enough adjustment possible within the factory adjustment points to obtain a proper alignment. Here is a link to our recommended alignment specs, you can print this page out and take it to your alignment shop and they should be able to set you up properly. We recommend you set the car to the Performance Street specs unless your planning on tracking your car.

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Don't be afraid to drive your car on the street! Just take it to a good alignment shop in your area as soon as possible.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #17
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but what extra parts do i need to complete the alignment correctley a shop told me i need a camber kit since i lowered my car idk what this is can someone please help me i need to get my car bak on the street it was a daily driver but now im a little worried to drive it
what other parts do i need because i wasnt aware of no camber kit????
They shouldn't have a problem getting your alignment done with the OEM adjustability. I had mine aligned to the Pfadt street performance specs. It's suppose to give you a good mix of performance alignment and tire wear.
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what exactly are you aligning?
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just wheel alignment?.. why does that change with drop springs
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Yes just the wheel alignment. All cars will need an alignment if you drop them. The car drops down and changes the angle of the tire. Ever see those BMW's that are slammed and the tires sit an angle?

You don't HAVE to get an alignment. You can save yourself the $75 and drive around with a off alignment that will feel unstable and wear out $900 worth of Pirelli's in a short amount of time. The choice is yours.
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Make sure your shop knows how to adjust Camber, mine didnt, I had to do my own research and the tires paid the price
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