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Old 08-06-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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ZL1 springs installed on my 2LT/RS

This weekend I installed ZL1 springs on my Camaro we replaced the stock V6 Springs with a set of ZL1 springs what a difference 1.25" lower

the 1st two photos are of the stock spring height, the next group of photos are of the car lowered.

The two photos of the springs out of the car (V6 on the right, ZL1 on the left) so you can see the difference.

I used to be able to fit 4 fingers in the wheel well from the top of the tire to the top of the fender, now it's hard to fit 2 fingers in.

Looks so much better now
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Looks great. How does it ride and handle?
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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Ride is a little stiffer than stock (not harsh) but a better feel to it. So far handles good once I do the rest of the suspension I should really feel a difference.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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Looks a tad lower than stock ZL1s... Any alignment issues? Please keep us updated with the rest of your ZL1 suspension upgrade, as well as some part numbers.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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No alignment issues she was aligned when I did the ZL1 wheels will do.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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I think it looks a tad lower than stock ZL1 because his stock tires are a little taller than stock ZL1 tires. They fill up the fender gap nicely.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #7
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Any extra needed parts to complete this, was waiting to get coilovers so I was not going to purchase aftermarket springs, but this could be a great bridge until I can buy coilovers. Where did you get them, online or dealer?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
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Any extra needed parts to complete this, was waiting to get coilovers so I was not going to purchase aftermarket springs, but this could be a great bridge until I can buy coilovers. Where did you get them, online or dealer?
Nope no additional parts it's a direct swap, 2 hours from start to finish.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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How does the price for those compare to eibach, pedders, BMR, etc? Where did you order from and what did you pay??
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #10
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How does the price for those compare to eibach, pedders, BMR, etc? Where did you order from and what did you pay??
Not sure price my buddy removed his stock ZL1 springs to put new ones on so he gave me these I would estimate the ZL1 springs are in the $300 range for all 4.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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I think it looks a tad lower than stock ZL1 because his stock tires are a little taller than stock ZL1 tires. They fill up the fender gap nicely.


Maybe slightly.


Looks good Sean.
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part numbers? looked them up on gmpartsdirect and they just have the springs listed as coil spring camaro All part number 92195466 and three options for the front but only two without special handleing package part numbers 20953579 and 22737722?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #13
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No alignment issues she was aligned when I did the ZL1 wheels will do.
Not sure if I read this correctly. You don't need an alignment when you swap out the wheels but shouldn't you check it after new springs are installed?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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Not sure price my buddy removed his stock ZL1 springs to put new ones on so he gave me these I would estimate the ZL1 springs are in the $300 range for all 4.
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part numbers? looked them up on gmpartsdirect and they just have the springs listed as coil spring camaro All part number 92195466 and three options for the front but only two without special handleing package part numbers 20953579 and 22737722?
These are the part numbers I have for the ZL1 Springs. All four from gmpartsdirect is $273.50 shipped.

Front Spring (2) - 20954688
Rear Spring (2) - 20942619
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Looks a tad lower than stock ZL1s... Any alignment issues? Please keep us updated with the rest of your ZL1 suspension upgrade, as well as some part numbers.
I can provide part numbers for all of the ZL1 parts except the mag ride shocks. Don't have those, too expensive to retrofit anyway.
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What are pn 92245257 and 92195466 they were under the zl1 parts list for springs.
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What are pn 92245257 and 92195466 they were under the zl1 parts list for springs.
92245257 is the old V6 front coil spring, 92195466 is the rear.
20953579 are front SS coil springs, 22737722 are the current V6 front coil springs.
I got all of my part numbers from my dealer. Gmpartsdirect.coms catalog is not maintaned by them, its not up to date or correct in some cases.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #18
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Not sure if I read this correctly. You don't need an alignment when you swap out the wheels but shouldn't you check it after new springs are installed?
I had mine checked when I did my wheels the dealership told me to bring it back they will check it no charge for me. I do not expect anything to change it still drives strait as an arrow so far. I take it in Wednesday so they can have a look on the digital alignment rack.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #19
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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Car looks good, just wondering how much you have into making it look like a ZL1?

I lowered mine 1.25" with Pfadt springs and I had a 4 wheel alignment done two days later and everyhing that could be adjusted was still in spec. The only thing out was the caster was just outside of spec but there is no adjustment from the factory for it. if i understood the guy right it has something to do with the wheel not being centered in the wheel well but its so minor no one would ever know it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:14 AM   #21
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:12 AM   #22
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Car looks good, just wondering how much you have into making it look like a ZL1?

I lowered mine 1.25" with Pfadt springs and I had a 4 wheel alignment done two days later and everyhing that could be adjusted was still in spec. The only thing out was the caster was just outside of spec but there is no adjustment from the factory for it. if i understood the guy right it has something to do with the wheel not being centered in the wheel well but its so minor no one would ever know it.
Honestly not much at all

-ZL1 bumper conversion $1500
-(Sold my SS bumper for $500)
-ZL1 Spoiler $400
-(Sold Stock Spoiler $100)
-ZL1 wheels $0.00
-ZL1 Springs $0.00

Total investment $1300 add the ZL1 hood and I am at approx $2200 for everything painted and installed.
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These are the part numbers I have for the ZL1 Springs. All four from gmpartsdirect is $273.50 shipped.

Front Spring (2) - 20954688
Rear Spring (2) - 20942619
Located at GM Warehouse for under $200 shipped, debating whether go with GM or Pfadt it a $100 difference and are both 1.25 drop. Has anyone else used ZL1 springs ?
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I used to be able to fit 4 fingers in the wheel well from the top of the tire to the top of the fender, now it's hard to fit 2 fingers in.
For my RS, it's 4 fingers in the rear and about 3.5 fingers (or 4 really tight fingers) in the front. I saw a ZL1 at my local dealership and measured 3 fingers front and rear.
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For my RS, it's 4 fingers in the rear and about 3.5 fingers (or 4 really tight fingers) in the front. I saw a ZL1 at my local dealership and measured 3 fingers front and rear.
They call them fingers but I never see them fing.
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