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Old 05-02-2012, 01:45 PM   #26
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I am intrigued with the idea of running the OEM GY 305s all around. In a perfect world we'll get a ZL1 setup Pedders style and run a bone stock ZL1 side by side to get our head to head data and of course publish it right here on C5.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #27
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Have you seen the LPE numbers on stock suspension???
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #28
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I have seen some numbers... But I try to avoid getting into the ZL1 stuff. I will be more than content with my SS once it has everything Pedders...however, I love your write-ups. I always learn something new...
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #29
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I believe it is definitely possible to lower the ZL1 an inch or less with the MRC as many CTS-V owners have done this and kits are available online. Currently D3 claims it has the only lowering kit 100% compatible with the OEM mag ride shocks:

http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d...rings-cts-vcts


I will wait at least a year before making any performance mods to the ZL1 just so I can get a handle on it stock form; that way I can fully appreciate any changes I do make...I'm sure by that time there will be a quite a few aftermarket options to choose from as well

But lowering the car 1/2 inch or so is defintiely on my "to do" list
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #30
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Have you seen the LPE numbers on stock suspension???
Where is the "buy it now" button for Pedder's Coils for my LPE CTS-V?
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #31
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Where is the "buy it now" button for Pedder's Coils for my LPE CTS-V?
You're killing me...
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #32
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Personally, I would NOT lower the ZL1 unless I planned on spending a good deal more time on the TRACK than as a DD & I were ABSOLUTELY certain it would NOT screw up the MRC. If you don't care about maintaining a factory WARRANTY, I'd contact Ravikumar Ayyagari dba Umbrella Auto Design to have him fabricate a VRH/VariableRideHeight compressor driven lift kit that works with the GM MRC & will allow you to either "slam" or raise the chassis via a couple of toggle switches mounted on the dash to create a delta of up to 2.75" either way.

If you want to lower the CG, don't get a power sunroof, carry a couple of midgets in the back seats or store a load of unnecessary cr@p in the trunk. Sure, a lowered CAMARO L(. (. )KS KOOL as heck & may improve aerodynamics, but then again, you might run a risk of scrubbing your tires on the wheel wells. On real world roads, the ZL1 is plenty low enough with a shallow approach angle of 9°.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:27 PM   #33
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I think i asked this before but i can't find the thead...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198392
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #34
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #35
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Update: The ZL1 responds very well to lowering, sway bars, radius and sub-frame inserts. The owners running on per-production parts are thrilled with them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #36
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Update: The ZL1 responds very well to lowering, sway bars, radius and sub-frame inserts. The owners running on per-production parts are thrilled with them.

THRILLED is an understatement; my Pedderized ZL1 screams for corners
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #37
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #38
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I like the Pedders "Track 2 Xa" package for the ZL1 minus the coilovers (just springs)... would want to keep the G3 magneto struts.

It's been my good experience that any car I have ever owned rode better on the street with a complete urethane bushing swap.
- Here in ATL, we've got a dedicated alignmnet shop for Road Atlanta drivers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #39
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I like the Pedders "Track 2 Xa" package for the ZL1 minus the coilovers (just springs)... would want to keep the G3 magneto struts.

It's been my good experience that any car I have ever owned rode better on the street with a complete urethane bushing swap.
- Here in ATL, we've got a dedicated alignmnet shop for Road Atlanta drivers.
You are dead nuts on!

Does that dedicated alignment shop do suspension installs?

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Somebody needs to slam a ZL1!! Not just an inch or two, I'm talking about street sweeper low. Lol
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #41
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Somebody needs to slam a ZL1!! Not just an inch or two, I'm talking about street sweeper low. Lol
Well buy one and let us know LOL
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #42
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Most CTS-V's getting lowered are not going with the D3 springs and new MR bars. Most are now doing Eibach's with no other modification(except cutting bump stops) and loving it. .9" inch in front and 1.1 in the back. I don't think the MR will be affected to much to notice.
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Most CTS-V's getting lowered are not going with the D3 springs and new MR bars. Most are now doing Eibach's with no other modification(except cutting bump stops) and loving it. .9" inch in front and 1.1 in the back. I don't think the MR will be affected to much to notice.
Changing out the sway bar on the sway on the CTS-V is more than the usual amount of work. I think that has a great deal to do with the spring only upgrades on the V.
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Lowering the ZL1

The only thing that needs lowering on the ZL1 is the price.
I'm still amazed at how many of you guys can afford to spend $60K on a Camaro.
My IOM 2013 ZL1 (on order now) will run around $62,700 including tax/license/title.
That's a lot to spend on anything you don't need (but want anyway).
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #45
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Go to color thread summit white page 5 ,I have the Eibach pro kit ,sway bars ,1/2 in front and 1/4 rear
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #46
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You are dead nuts on!

Does that dedicated alignment shop do suspension installs?

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They probably do, but I prefer my wrench hands over shops for suspension.
- if I could remember the place... :(
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They probably do, but I prefer my wrench hands over shops for suspension.
- if I could remember the place... :(
I understand. I could really use a top quality customer centric shop in your area. My #1 criteria for a new dealer is their commitment to customer service. We can teach tech, but we can't teach customer service culture. If you can get me a the shop name and a contact
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:06 PM   #48
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I understand. I could really use a top quality customer centric shop in your area. My #1 criteria for a new dealer is their commitment to customer service. We can teach tech, but we can't teach customer service culture. If you can get me a the shop name and a contact
The Customer Service was excellent, little shop; not fancy... but they take the time to align the car how you want and with you in it for load balancing.

I recall it was in Norcross GA, just outside the 285 loop.
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The Customer Service was excellent, little shop; not fancy... but they take the time to align the car how you want and with you in it for load balancing.

I recall it was in Norcross GA, just outside the 285 loop.
http://www.icracingcorp.com/site/repair/blog ???
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Clean shop J.P., not it.

Let me hunt it down and get back to you.
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