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Old 05-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #26
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Could you PM me a price for these shipped to 76052? Also I'm curious about the spring rates on these. I'm also looking at the BMR springs for $250, but a friend of mine just put Pfadt springs and sway bars on his SS and I really like the look. BMR posts the rates of their springs but I haven't been able to find the rates for the Pfadt ones.
Well because we use a progressive spring package with our drop springs it's tough to assign one specific rate. At peak spring rate you're looking at about 225 ft-lb/in for the front and 460 ft-lb/in for the rears. This isn't a big jump in rate because we want to keep the factory shocks happy and the ride quality high while still using the factory shocks.

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Are the spring rates on these equivalent to the SS springs or softer?
Our drop spring packages are a slight increase in spring rate. The car can best be described as riding a little firmer, but more like a sports car really should. Most users are actually very pleasantly surprised after a Pfadt Drop Spring install that the ride quality is actually very nice.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #27
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What's the price on these?
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #28
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #29
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Looks like I will finally get these things on the car! Should be happening Thursday after work, can't wait!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #30
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #31
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Installed the springs at work today. I like the ride, and the handling, but there's a lot of creaking and popping going on. Springs are lined up right, installed the way they came out. Something just doesn't sound right. Honestly it also sounds like something is loose, and it might be I intend to re-torque everything again tomorrow if I can. It's aligned as close as I could get it to the Street Performance Pfadt specs. I'm hoping the creaking and popping will stop in a week or two, otherwise I might take it to somebody who does a lot of Camaro work to get it looked at. I really like the look and the ride, so I don't want to go back to stock, just hoping it all works out.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #32
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Installed mine last month and love the look and feel. Just ordered my Pfadt Sport Sway Bars from Apex and plan to install next week!

Here she is. Mine is in back. Even my buddy is jealous.

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:13 PM   #33
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Just found the thread about the insulators being installed incorrectly. I'm pretty sure mine looked like the wrong picture, so I'll be checking that out tomorrow. I also plan on checking the sway bar links to make sure they're tightened properly. Hopefully that will solve my problems, I really do love the way it sits and rides.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #34
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Update, removing the insulation as described stopped all the popping I was hearing. The only thing left is for me to figure out what it is that clunks every now and again. Not this week though...
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:15 PM   #35
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Installed mine last month and love the look and feel. Just ordered my Pfadt Sport Sway Bars from Apex and plan to install next week!

Here she is. Mine is in back. Even my buddy is jealous.

Nice car. Love the back drop.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #36
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I bought some Pfadt springs last March 2011 for my V6 (built in January 2011). Do I have the wrong ones installed now? I told Pfadt back then I had a V6 and they said it would be ok, but now I see these and it makes me wonder . I'm also wondering if this is why my rear tires need to be replaced at 15K miles.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #37
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Stance looks great I was ready to this route until I picked up a set of ZL1 springs
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:14 AM   #38
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I bought some Pfadt springs last March 2011 for my V6 (built in January 2011). Do I have the wrong ones installed now? I told Pfadt back then I had a V6 and they said it would be ok, but now I see these and it makes me wonder . I'm also wondering if this is why my rear tires need to be replaced at 15K miles.
GM rolled a rear shock in for the V6 sometime mid 2010 production which has a longer droop travel than the V8 shocks do. We've seen a pretty major variance in droop travel length even between V8 shocks of the same part number. The next time the car is up on the lift for service check to see if there is a gap between the spring and spring perch, or if the spring is tight against the upper and lower spring perches. If it's tight you're just fine, if there is a gap take some pictures and send them over to jarrett@pfadtracing.com. If you haven't noticed any issues in 15,000 miles other than increased tire wear you're very likely 100% fine. This is an issue that only generally is seen when the car is up on a lift.

You're rear tire wear is more likely related to your alignment and driving habits than springs. If you haven't had your alignment checked recently I would start there.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:56 PM   #39
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:20 AM   #40
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GM rolled a rear shock in for the V6 sometime mid 2010 production which has a longer droop travel than the V8 shocks do. We've seen a pretty major variance in droop travel length even between V8 shocks of the same part number. The next time the car is up on the lift for service check to see if there is a gap between the spring and spring perch, or if the spring is tight against the upper and lower spring perches. If it's tight you're just fine, if there is a gap take some pictures and send them over to jarrett@pfadtracing.com. If you haven't noticed any issues in 15,000 miles other than increased tire wear you're very likely 100% fine. This is an issue that only generally is seen when the car is up on a lift.

You're rear tire wear is more likely related to your alignment and driving habits than springs. If you haven't had your alignment checked recently I would start there.
Finally had a chance to get the car on a lift and take some pictures. Let me know if you see anything wrong:
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looks great!! Mine goes on next week....Cant wait!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #42
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Any more V6 owners installed these? Would love to see more pictures or hear more owner impressions.

I'm really looking for a spring that is designed for the V6 and has about a 1" drop but seems like 1.25 is the norm. I don't want springs made for the SS, b/c a 1.25" drop on the SS is like a 1.5" drop on the V6 since it rides .25 to .5 inch more in height from what I can tell.

The other goal would be to find a spring that is the least harsh on the roads.

ZL1 ride height is basically ideal for me.
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Will,do i have some photos on my build but will place a couple here when I get home.
BTW, I love how the car rides with PFADT lowering springs...
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #44
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Any more V6 owners installed these? Would love to see more pictures or hear more owner impressions.

I'm really looking for a spring that is designed for the V6 and has about a 1" drop but seems like 1.25 is the norm. I don't want springs made for the SS, b/c a 1.25" drop on the SS is like a 1.5" drop on the V6 since it rides .25 to .5 inch more in height from what I can tell.

The other goal would be to find a spring that is the least harsh on the roads.

ZL1 ride height is basically ideal for me.
I've been running PFADT drop springs for about two years. Love'em!
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Love the way mine handles and looks. Ran Tail of the Dragon last weekend and the car eat that road up!! I have the Pfadt Stage 2 Suspension Kit.
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