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Old 07-04-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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To lower or not to lower 14 1le?

I need some advice .. I am on the fence on lowing my 2014 1le ?? In the past I have lowered my 01 z06, 03 escalade & 05 SSR ! All on eibach springs . I want to know if it's wearth lowering my 1le ? So I need your guys help on the pro's and con's ??? Thanks again
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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Nobody has any advice for me ?
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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Pros: You will lower the car's center of gravity and increase roll resistance in the corners.

Cons: You will lose a little bit of clearance.

Lowering these cars is pretty straight forward. All you need is the springs. We have many happy customers that have lowered their cars on Apex or BMR lowering springs.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:10 PM   #5
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I installed BMR 1" springs and thought the looks are great but the ride was a bit sharp over bigger bumps such as road patches. After using the install instructions from the old Phadt web site, I trimmed the bump stops as shown in the instructions and the ride is much better now. The Phadt 1.25" springs would also be a good choice.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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Lowering the 1LE is not a bad idea, just don't go too low and go with a quality set of springs or coilovers. The Eibach springs ride very rough on the Camaro, so I would advise against those. Hotchkis or the BMR 1" springs would be my suggestion.

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Old 07-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #7
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+1, or go to a set of coilovers.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #8
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Agreed!!! The BMR !.0" springs (SP019) would be the way to go....unless coilovers are within your budget!!!
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:11 PM   #9
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Ok ,so you think doing a 1.4 front & 1.0 rear is to much ??
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:23 PM   #10
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Ok ,so you think doing a 1.4 front & 1.0 rear is to much ??
Personally, I would stick with 1", but 1.4" up front will be fine if you prefer the "raked" look.

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Old 07-11-2014, 01:51 PM   #11
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I have the 1.25" Apex springs in mine, but I have shorter tires, I lost too much clearance around my 3" exhaust, it scrapes a little bit after a speed bump. Going back to 2.5" exhaust. My car is a vert, so the rear is lower than most, it lowered the rear of mine 1-5/8". I'm going to make shims for the rear. The spring rates on the Apex springs are slightly softer than the BMR 1" springs, that's why I went with the Apex. I didn't want to go too stiff on my spring rate.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:04 PM   #12
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:44 PM   #13
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Know this;Lowering springs are stiffer springs. The car WILL ride stiffer. Even aftermarket coilovers are stiffer springs. Lower and stiffer, but boy will she handle better!
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:32 PM   #14
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What's just it . I love the way she handles now . Think I just may have to spend the money else where .
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #15
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What's just it . I love the way she handles now . Think I just may have to spend the money else where .
I got coilovers and some sticky tires on my 2ls and oh man. I thought it handled well before. It looks so much nicer stanced and handing is noticeable improved, people are shocked how quickly I can go through a turn and have no body roll and no tires breaking lose
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:56 AM   #16
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Are you lowering for looks or improved handling?
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:18 PM   #17
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I have done several 1LE's with the Hotchkis 1" springs, improved handling and looks while maintaining excellent ride quality.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #18
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I have done several 1LE's with the Hotchkis 1" springs, improved handling and looks while maintaining excellent ride quality.
How did you measure the improvement?
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:30 PM   #19
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Pete has a point. Looks or handling? When it comes to the 1le and improving handling you could drop the rear a little but I would just leave it. Looks on the other hand... I say 1" all around.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:51 PM   #20
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i just installed the Apex 1.25" springs..what used to be the PFADT. I couldn't be happier with the stance and the ride quality. can't go wrong with theses if coil overs are not in the budget
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:02 PM   #21
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+1 on the pdaft springs great ride and look
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:46 PM   #22
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I'm about to do a complete swap to 1LE suspension with 1" Eibach Springs....
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #23
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I'm looking for the best of both worlds looks and handling
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:32 PM   #24
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Use the OE front with a 1" drop rear and you'll have the best of both world's.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:18 PM   #25
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Lowering the rear will induce push. It takes rake out of the car and puts more weight on the rear IMO.
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