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Old 08-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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V6 vs V8 suspension / ride height?

Is there any difference in the suspension on the SS models vs the V6?

It seems like every time I see a V6 Camaro I find myself thinking that it rides a bit higher. Is this right are are my eyes playing tricks on me?

(I'm even referring to a V6 with RS package 20" wheels)

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Old 08-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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If I remember right, I believe all the stock wheels offered were paired up with tires so the spacing in the fender walls was the same. So I'm guessing the ride height (no passenger weight) should be the same. In theory, the V6 suspension should be softer and thus be lower with more passenger weight.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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If the springs are softer could they sit taller and the SS perhaps is a shorter but stiffer spring?

I keep seeing V6 Camaros and they look like they ride high (in pics)

If my SS looks like that I may have to get suspension, but I really only wanted to get exhaust and tint.

Any other feedback appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #4
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A few weeks ago, I installed SS struts and Pfadt springs on my LS. The Pfadt springs are advertised as a 1.25" drop. My ride height dropped 1.75", so that leads me to believe the SS is 0.5" lower. Plus, there have been reports that some drop springs made for the SS do not work well on V6 struts, which would make sense if the V6 struts are taller.

Of course, I didn't physically compare and measure the struts to confirm, and don't feel motivated enough to take one of the struts off to do the comparison.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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A few weeks ago, I installed SS struts and Pfadt springs on my LS. The Pfadt springs are advertised as a 1.25" drop. My ride height dropped 1.75", so that leads me to believe the SS is 0.5" lower. Plus, there have been reports that some drop springs made for the SS do not work well on V6 struts, which would make sense if the V6 struts are taller.

Of course, I didn't physically compare and measure the struts to confirm, and don't feel motivated enough to take one of the struts off to do the comparison.
Yes. the SS sets about 1/2in lower that the V6. I have SS springs and struts/shocks and my ride height dropped about a half inch.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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Yes, the SS is about half an inch lower than the V6s. Its also a bit stiffer.
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