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Old 08-27-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Coilovers in the near future - Is it dumb/crazy to mix match?

I am your occasional autox & road course guy.

I like what I read about the front Coilovers on the pfadts(inverted design), but like the pricing on the Pedders xa.

Would it be dumb/crazy to install for the front Coilovers from pfadt and the rears from pedders?
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #2
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I can't speak for pfadtracing or Pedders directly but coilovers are designed as a package. Spring range dampening range etc. Mixing the two solutions would more than likely not be advised.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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I can't speak for pfadtracing or Pedders directly but coilovers are designed as a package. Spring range dampening range etc. Mixing the two solutions would more than likely not be advised.
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Unless you do extensive research, I would not mix.
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We have installed both the Pedders and the Pfadt both are nice kits.I like the Pedders for the occasional trck day and the Pfaft for more competition set up.Just my thoughts both.Wehave Pedders on our shop car they ride great and handle very nice,both are gm approved parts.
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With 30 settings on both I was thinking they must be pretty close in feel. However it looks like its not a good thing.
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We have installed both the Pedders and the Pfadt both are nice kits.I like the Pedders for the occasional trck day and the Pfaft for more competition set up.Just my thoughts both.Wehave Pedders on our shop car they ride great and handle very nice,both are gm approved parts.
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I thought Pfadt had 0-20 settings and Pedders had 0-30.

Personally I wouldn't mix. Heck....do either sell just the front or rears? I thought they were always a set of 4?
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Hey guys, interesting question. Couple things to keep in mind though, just because 2 dampers have the same number of adjustments doesn't make the two dampers close to the same. We custom designed our damper rates specifically for the Camaro to provide the comfort and handling levels which we demand from our system. Two coilovers designed by 2 different companies will not perform the same at the same adjustment position.

We would strongly suggest not mixing and matching coilover products from different manufacturers. While that kind of setup would mechanically work, it wouldn't meet the goals of either manufacturer. For best performance stick with one brand you feel offers the best solution for your needs. Our Coilover packages are sold as an upgrade for your entire vehicle, and currently we do not offer just rear or front packages.

If you have any questions please let us know! You can reach us at 888-972-2464, Monday - Friday or info@pfadtracing.com !
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I am your occasional autox & road course guy.

I like what I read about the front Coilovers on the pfadts(inverted design), but like the pricing on the Pedders xa.

Would it be dumb/crazy to install for the front Coilovers from pfadt and the rears from pedders?
Using a set of coilovers from the same company will deliver the best result. That is why they are sold in sets of four.

Btw: GM's INDY and NASCAR Camaro Pace Cars ride on Pedders Xa coilovers
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I am your occasional autox & road course guy.

I like what I read about the front Coilovers on the pfadts(inverted design), but like the pricing on the Pedders xa.

Would it be dumb/crazy to install for the front Coilovers from pfadt and the rears from pedders?
Looks like you got your answer. Awesome support here from either company.
I just want to point out that the Pfadt coilovers use an inverted design on both the front and the rear. Not just the front
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