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Old 02-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Detroit Speed anyone?

Anyone heard about this brand? I am looking at purchasing their Swaybars & Springs package. The car drops 1.5" and the sway bars look very sturdy to me. The price is also lower than most of the popular brands.

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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They're very well known and respected in the pro-touring arena...I wouldn't hesitate to go with them. That being said, I don't have any personal experience with them...
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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I looked at them too but a lot of write ups warn about dropping the car that much saying that it will affect dampening...I went with BMR instead. They are well respected, well priced and offer either a 1" or a 1.4" drop spring both are progressive rate springs with increased spring rates. I still was only comfortable with the 1" drop....BTW, don't neglect the bushings too!
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I've used there product in the past for some old school rides but I think pedders,pfadt, and or,bmr are the way to go with the 5th gen plus they all support our forum!!!!!!!
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They are an excellent company. Personally the 1.5" is going to be too much in my opinion.

To say they are cheaper than the other Mfgs???? Where are you getting your prices? When I was initially looking as springs I looked at thier stuff. First off they wouldn't sell just the springs, you had to buy both springs and sway bars. Second, their kit was like $900.....way more than alot of other Mfgs out there.

Things may have changed but that's what they were almost a year ago.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:35 PM   #6
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Anyone heard about this brand? I am looking at purchasing their Swaybars & Springs package. The car drops 1.5" and the sway bars look very sturdy to me. The price is also lower than most of the popular brands.

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I have the Detroit Speed and Engineering springs and swaybars on my car to drop it the 1.5", and I don't think it is too much drop. The ride is more firm than with the factory springs and sways, but not too bad. I think it definately makes the car look better than the factory ride height. DSE definately makes quality products.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=DSE
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I put them on my 2010 with a maggie and the Hotchkis spacers up front and got a 1.25" drop at all 4 corners. Little harsh on bumpy roads but still nice. I like em! Very easy install.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #8
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I had the DSE kit installed in my car, The pot holed roads around my city was too much for me, swapped out the springs and installed pedders coilovers. I'll sell the springs if you are interested.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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if i were you i well go with a company that support our forum but its just me
i well go with BMR i like what i heard about them
any way good luck bro wish you all the best
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:08 AM   #10
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!!

I have the install scheduled for Friday morning

I will have pictures and maybe video by Friday night.

Also thanks 95droptopZ for posting those pictures, the cars look great, makes me feel better about my choice. I never bothered doing a search for "DSE", thought never crossed my mind
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I had the DSE kit installed in my car, The pot holed roads around my city was too much for me, swapped out the springs and installed pedders coilovers. I'll sell the springs if you are interested.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!!

I have the install scheduled for Friday morning

I will have pictures and maybe video by Friday night.

Also thanks 95droptopZ for posting those pictures, the cars look great, makes me feel better about my choice. I never bothered doing a search for "DSE", thought never crossed my mind
Please make sure they time your bushes when they install your DSE coils. If they don't know what this means, feel free to have them call our office.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:34 PM   #13
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Thanks JusticePete! Great product
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You're welcome. What damper settings are you using?
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Jeebus........just got the car back and its AMAZING!!!

Weaving through traffic was effortless. There's a on-ramp near my work, which you are supposed to take at 25, I have gone up to 50.....I just took it at 60 MPH. The car overall is just so much tighter and more responsive.

Oh and the looks.......OMG the looks.......she's incredible now. The lowering actually completed the car, just incredible!

Drove over some speed bumps as well and some sharp driveways.......didn't touch the speed bumps at all, the driveways were fine too. I also have longtubes, and there's plenty of clearance for those guys.

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Jeebus........just got the car back and its AMAZING!!!

Weaving through traffic was effortless. There's a on-ramp near my work, which you are supposed to take at 25, I have gone up to 50.....I just took it at 60 MPH. The car overall is just so much tighter and more responsive.

Oh and the looks.......OMG the looks.......she's incredible now. The lowering actually completed the car, just incredible!

Drove over some speed bumps as well and some sharp driveways.......didn't touch the speed bumps at all, the driveways were fine too. I also have longtubes, and there's plenty of clearance for those guys.

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No, he isn't sure yet.
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Pictures post install!!!

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You're welcome. What damper settings are you using?
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Please make sure they time your bushes when they install your DSE coils. If they don't know what this means, feel free to have them call our office.
if they don't know what that means. you my what to find another shop.
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I talked to reps from DSE at the Goodguys show held at Pocono Raceway last year and not only did they not know about timing the bushes but, when I explained it to them they said that it wasn't necessary and seemed like a dumb thing to do.
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I talked to reps from DSE at the Goodguys show held at Pocono Raceway last year and not only did they not know about timing the bushes but, when I explained it to them they said that it wasn't necessary and seemed like a dumb thing to do.
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Jeebus........just got the car back and its AMAZING!!!

Weaving through traffic was effortless. There's a on-ramp near my work, which you are supposed to take at 25, I have gone up to 50.....I just took it at 60 MPH. The car overall is just so much tighter and more responsive.

Oh and the looks.......OMG the looks.......she's incredible now. The lowering actually completed the car, just incredible!

Drove over some speed bumps as well and some sharp driveways.......didn't touch the speed bumps at all, the driveways were fine too. I also have longtubes, and there's plenty of clearance for those guys.

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Hey Blade, I bet the car feels 300 lbs lighter too and more nimble!
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I talked to reps from DSE at the Goodguys show held at Pocono Raceway last year and not only did they not know about timing the bushes but, when I explained it to them they said that it wasn't necessary and seemed like a dumb thing to do.
Not all factory reps understand what they sell. Timing the bushes is suspesnion 101. Is it necessary? Yes. \

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Well....got my car re-aligned yesterday. Had him time the bushings. The guy spent a good 2hrs doing everything and I watched as he loosened up everything.

My dad rode along with me because he didn't have anything going on. Funny thing was that he was commenting how springy it felt on the way to the shop.

Afterwards we both agreed that some to the springy feeling was gone. You still feel dips in the road but you are going to get that even from the factory with these cars.

All in All I'm very glad I had it done. What was even better is that he only charged me $100. I think that's because we started doing some bench racing while he was working. He has a C5 Z06 that he had just put a supercharger on. So, over the course of those 2 hrs or so we had some good talks about our cars and racing them at the track.
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