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Old 10-11-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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will the ZL1 suspension be for sale?

Will GM performance offer the ZL1 suspension for other camaro owners. Or is the after market better?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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aftermarket is cheaper and better
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ARE U SAYING THAT A LETS SAY A PFADHT OR PEDDERS COILOVER IS BETTER THEN THIS OEM SET UP..SAWRY FOR THE CAPS.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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Will GM performance offer the ZL1 suspension for other camaro owners. Or is the after market better?
Im sure they will be available to be purchased like any other OEM part you can order thru you're dealer.
The question is, how much will it cost VS aftermarket coil overs.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:23 PM   #5
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ok but I am asking if any 1 thinks or knows...will the zl1 susp be better then lets say pfadts , pedders, bc coil overs...etc ?
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:25 PM   #6
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aftermarket is cheaper and better
Are you sure about that.

Although aftermarket companies have some really good products, I highly doubt it will be better than the Gen3 MRS
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price is all so what i wonder about to
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #8
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I wonder of any of the sponsor will be strong and tell us the real scoop...pluses and minus...is the zl1 set up as good, better, or whatever...Apex CHase, Justice Pete, and all the other know it alls...i want to know
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #9
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ARE U SAYING THAT A LETS SAY A PFADHT OR PEDDERS COILOVER IS BETTER THEN THIS OEM SET UP..SAWRY FOR THE CAPS.
Most in the industry would agree. Aftermaket will be better than OEM. Mag ride or not.

Not saying that ZL1 owners should scrap their MR. Most will be more than satisfied with the stock MR suspension.

But MR has some limitations that keep it from truly being race ready. Heat being one of them.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #10
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There are still some distinct advantages of coilovers over the factory Mag Ride system. We are basing this off of our experience with the factory Mag Ride system in the current C6 Corvette.

The biggest advantage of coilovers are higher than production spring rates, and ride height control. Magnetic ride shocks can be really neat engineering exercises, but are still shocks. What coilovers provide from a performance aspect is the ability to effectively control braking and acceleration forces on the suspension by increasing spring rates over what are typically packaged in production cars, as well as the ability to fine tune your ride height. The aftermarket also addresses potential weaknesses in roll stiffness with the use of sway bars which mag ride shocks cannot. Not only does ride height factor into how aggressive your Camaro visually appears, but the changes to center of gravity can have a positive effect on your Camaro's performance capability.

Speaking from Corvette experience, we have plenty of customers who install our coilovers and never look back at the Mag ride system. It's a really neat achievement for production cars and is a nice upgrade over the current factory spring and shock combination, but for those looking for the ultimate in flexibility of their suspension it's still hard to beat a set of properly engineered coilovers. Another point to keep in mind, as to be expected the part cost of replacing a current Corvette mag ride shock is MUCH more expensive than a traditional shock.

There are some real positives in the Mag ride system, changing your ride quality with a touch of a button in the dash is certainly cool and can be useful, but ultimate performance is usually found with properly designed coilover products.
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Sweet, I'm not talking out of my @$$.

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excellent...thank you Chase..just what i needed to hear.
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excellent...thank you Chase..just what i needed to hear.
I'm sure Chase appreciates the compliment... but chase is the username Apex Speed.
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