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Old 08-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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suspension mods?

I have a 2010 ss and looking to do a few suspension mods to it to get the handiling out of it and eliminate the wheel hop. Any suggestions or comments on whats the best bang for your buck?
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Rear Subframe Bushings, Trailing Arms, and Sway Bars
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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I have a 2010 ss and looking to do a few suspension mods to it to get the handiling out of it and eliminate the wheel hop. Any suggestions or comments on whats the best bang for your buck?
How much power are you making? "Wheel Hop" is very simply a rapid and repeated loss and recovery of traction due to various bushings and suspension/chassis components flexing under aggressive acceleration. The main culprits to blame for the flexing are:

Rear trailing arms and their bushings
Toe rods and their bushings
Sub frame, differential, and control arm bushings

Replacing all of those components is likely not necessary, that is why I asked what kind of power you were making. A stiffer rear sway bar, like lscamaro, can help as well. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM.
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Chase made some good recommendations in general. I would also ask how are you planning on using your car? Strictly drag strip, auto-x, HPDE, some of everything? How much is your budget?

Now all that being said, I am running Pfadt Stage 3 and it is nothing short of an amazing change in the Camaro's handling. I am pushing 460 hp to the rear wheels and run DR's at the strip. Not once have I had wheel hop with this kit. I also run HPDE regularly and I run competitively with a lot of Corvettes, Porsches, etc. Street manners are acceptable and the car's stance is considerably better than stock. Hope this helps.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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I have a 2010 ss and looking to do a few suspension mods to it to get the handiling out of it and eliminate the wheel hop. Any suggestions or comments on whats the best bang for your buck?
Like Chase said it really comes down to how much power you have and what your goals are with the car.

A good start with the handling would be a good quality set of lowering springs and sway bars. For the wheel hop most people start off with trailing arms and outer trailing arm bushings. From there most people move on to toe rods, rear cradle/rear subframe bushings, rear differential bushings, and tires. Wheel hop is tricky thing to control and there are quite a few variables that contribute to it with thge main ones being power level, transmission type, and tire.

If you have any other questions or if there is something we can help you out with let me know.

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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I would try to stay away from lowering spring. You will never truly find a good matched shock/strut combo to accommodate the springs. We have had great customer feedback on Pedders bushings, ST Suspensions (baby brother to KW) makes a killer front and rear sway bar setup. Both of these paired with a set of KW Suspensions coilovers will make a HUGE difference on the car.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #7
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the car is pretty much stock besides air intake, headers w/ full exaust. I am planning on doing gears and a cam soon. i would like to end up with around 475 hp and whatever it takes to get the suspension up to par i will consider doing it. I go to the drag strip once a month other than that its just normal drivng. Thanks for you input

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:51 AM   #8
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the car is pretty much stock besides air intake, headers w/ full exaust. I am planning on doing gears and a cam soon. i would like to end up with around 475 hp and whatever it takes to get the suspension up to par i will consider doing it. I go to the drag strip once a month other than that its just normal drivng. Thanks for you input
In that case I would suggest sub frame bushings and rear arms. When they pull the diff to do the gear install I would have diff bushings installed. You have to careful not to go too aggressive with diff bushings though, otherwise you will end up with a lot of gear noise.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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I have seen some parts manufacturers have alignment specs specifically for drag racing that would improve the wheel hop but I agree bushings are always a good place to start. budget can get blown pretty quick!
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I have seen some parts manufacturers have alignment specs specifically for drag racing that would improve the wheel hop but I agree bushings are always a good place to start. budget can get blown pretty quick!
Alignment is always critical for maximum performance but it does not cure the shortcomings of hardware. The other issue with event specific alignments is that most Camaros are daily drivers.
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I have a 2010 ss and looking to do a few suspension mods to it to get the handiling out of it and eliminate the wheel hop. Any suggestions or comments on whats the best bang for your buck?
A set of our chromoly trailing arms, Energy Suspension rear subframe bushing inserts and rear differential bushings are a great place to start with helping to eliminate wheel hop.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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I have a 2010 ss and looking to do a few suspension mods to it to get the handiling out of it and eliminate the wheel hop. Any suggestions or comments on whats the best bang for your buck?
Before i can answer your question i would need a bit more info from you.

What other mods have you done to the car for power or handling?

What are your goals with the car?

how do you drive the car?
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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Wow another vendor feeding frenzy! Haha. Of course I'm the last one in the thread, but just as everybody else has stated, bushings can indeed be beneficial here, and if you want to upgrade the suspension at the same time, that might be of benefit as well
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