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Old 10-13-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Pfadt vs. Pedders XA coilovers

I'm considering going with coilovers to improve my ride and lower the car. Does anyone know the pros and cons with Pfadt and the Pedders XA coilovers. The Pfadts are about $500 more, so I'm wondering if that is because those are closer to a racing coilover while the Pedders are just a street version. I know Pedders make a more expensive version that combined with some of their other suspension parts claim to rival a Z06.

My goal is better street performance and I would like to get into AutoX.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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They are both great and both of the companies are top notch. I went with the pfadts this time around. good luck on your choice....they havent been install yet. Time will tell how they perform for me in these ugly streets.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:18 PM   #3
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Ive had my Xa's on the track, and they do awesome. I am VERY happy with them. Pete and his team of dealers have AMAZING customer service.

Met Aaron Pfadt down at Cfest2 and he is a really cool guy, who knows his stuff also. Havent had a chance to ride in a Pfadt equipped car.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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It's like Coke and Pepsi. Everyone has their favorite. Both are stellar companies. I went with Pedders on my current car...
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
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I love my XAs. I have done two autocross events on them and being able to adjust them right b4 and after is awesome. I don't have to ride around town with it set with a stiff track setting.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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If i can be of any help with Pedders let me know.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:58 AM   #7
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It's like Coke and Pepsi. Everyone has their favorite. Both are stellar companies. I went with Pedders on my current car...
We have the Pedders on our shop car and have been very happy with them. We keep them in stock if you decide you would like a set or have any questions fell free to ask.Here is a picture of each Pfadt drop springs are on the red car and Pedders XA coil overs on the white one.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #8
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the reason i feel pedders is better is because of the way you adjust the ride hight and that is through the clevis and not the spring. on the pedders the spring gets preloaded and stays consistant no matter how much you lower it and you adjust the high by moving the entire coil over body up and down not touching the spring
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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My car rides on Pfadt. I love em.

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #10
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I'm considering going with coilovers to improve my ride and lower the car. Does anyone know the pros and cons with Pfadt and the Pedders XA coilovers. The Pfadts are about $500 more, so I'm wondering if that is because those are closer to a racing coilover while the Pedders are just a street version. I know Pedders make a more expensive version that combined with some of their other suspension parts claim to rival a Z06.

My goal is better street performance and I would like to get into AutoX.

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The BC Racing coilovers will give you exactly what you're looking for, for a fraction of the price.

There are many members here who have the BCR coilovers and absolutely LOVE them, myself included.

Here's a link to our install thread where a lot of questions can be answered.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=truth+Racing
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #11
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I'm considering going with coilovers to improve my ride and lower the car. Does anyone know the pros and cons with Pfadt and the Pedders XA coilovers. The Pfadts are about $500 more, so I'm wondering if that is because those are closer to a racing coilover while the Pedders are just a street version. I know Pedders make a more expensive version that combined with some of their other suspension parts claim to rival a Z06.

My goal is better street performance and I would like to get into AutoX.

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Hey Bannonm, good question. Our street coilovers aren't specifically intended for race use, they are a package developed for the street that also works very well on track. Whether you're drag racing, street driving or road racing the damping rates we build into all of our street coilovers offer a broad range of adjustment to handle everything you would want to do with your Camaro.

Our coilovers offer:
  • Great street manners
  • Unmatched durability as verified with in house extreme durability testing.
  • Proven race results
  • Custom Camaro specific mounting and damping developed by Pfadt Engineers

Our coilovers are priced the way they are for multiple reasons. Most of which can be boiled down to quality and attention to detail. Every coilover system we sell is designed specifically for the chassis for which it's sold. That means even though we manufacture Corvette and Camaro coilovers there is no part sharing between the two. We strongly believe in looking at the cars we are manufacturing parts for and building custom pieces that will bring each car to it's full potential. We also do not sell our designs to other brands, a process called private labeling. The only way to get a Pfadt Camaro coilover is to purchase a Pfadt Camaro coilover.

Check out this video we took during coilover development. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!


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Old 10-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #12
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I have the Pfadt coil overs and couldn't be happier with them or the company. They're grrreeeaaat.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:39 PM   #13
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I'm considering going with coilovers to improve my ride and lower the car. Does anyone know the pros and cons with Pfadt and the Pedders XA coilovers. The Pfadts are about $500 more, so I'm wondering if that is because those are closer to a racing coilover while the Pedders are just a street version. I know Pedders make a more expensive version that combined with some of their other suspension parts claim to rival a Z06.

My goal is better street performance and I would like to get into AutoX.

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I could have went with Pfadt or Pedders with the dealer I went through. But as stated earlier, the Pedders Xa's height adjustment is not dependent on Spring load. The Pedders has more adjustments which gives you a better fine tune adjustment ability.... Also the pedders coil overs can easily swap out springs for a different spring rate.

I started with just Pedders drop springs and did a track day (road course) with them last year. Ride was a little harsher than stock. This year I went with the XA's and did another track day with them. Ride is amazing smooth with the coil overs, and it corners like it is on rails.

I would suggest the Pedders XA if you have no intention of competing on a regular basis in autocross. If you are, then then the SuperCar Coil Overs (Pedders).
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:53 PM   #14
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As has been brought up, another thing to keep in mind when looking at coilovers is the ability to swap out springs if necessary. By designing a system with springs that can be swapped out it ensures that should you decide to take your street Camaro and turn it into a more aggressive machine, we can send you out replacement springs for a nominal cost.

Our coilovers were designed around standard motorsports dimension springs, and as such we can customize a spring rate for what you're doing with your Camaro. For example if you really get into drag racing we can source a longer and softer front spring for lift, or if you're adding aero pieces for track use we can get you higher spring rate springs to get the most out of your aero package on track.
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