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Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Lowering springs

Looking to lower my camaro about 1.5 inches. Any recommendation. And besides springs is there any other parts need to do it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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1.5" is an extreme drop for springs only. The factory strut is not designed to be collapsed 1.5" constantly. I'd recommend 1" drop springs if you're interested in springs only.
Of course, you can get a 1.5" drop (plus more) if you go with coilovers. Coilovers are MUCH more expensive but they're arguably the "correct" way to lower these cars.
Most will say Pedders or Pfadt are the best on 5th gen Camaros. Other options are KW, BMR, Hotchkis, Eibach, etc. These are all good too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
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So how much am I looking at.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:05 AM   #4
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i went with PFADT...very happy with them. they drop the car 1-1.25". and as it sits now ive hit the headers on some speed bumps. i wouldnt wanna go to much lower if at all.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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1.5" is an extreme drop for springs only. The factory strut is not designed to be collapsed 1.5" constantly. I'd recommend 1" drop springs if you're interested in springs only.
Of course, you can get a 1.5" drop (plus more) if you go with coilovers. Coilovers are MUCH more expensive but they're arguably the "correct" way to lower these cars.
Most will say Pedders or Pfadt are the best on 5th gen Camaros. Other options are KW, BMR, Hotchkis, Eibach, etc. These are all good too.
1 - 1.25 inch is just about ideal. Beyond that you are asking too much of the stock dampers. Ride quality and service life will begin to suffer.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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Looking to lower my camaro about 1.5 inches. Any recommendation. And besides springs is there any other parts need to do it.
+1 to what everyone is saying about not going more than 1-1.25" drop.

Check out our LSR springs, they offer an approximate 1" (F) and 1.25" (R) drop which essentially levels the car. They are made in the USA and feature a lifetime warranty. They also have a great ride quality and will improve handling (lowering the center of gravity and by using a stiffer spring rate). And they're on sale!



You can check out our thread on these here (where folks posted reviews as well as photos with their drop): http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238654

I can't mention price as per forum rules but shoot me a PM, I'd be glad to help!
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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Looking to lower my camaro about 1.5 inches. Any recommendation. And besides springs is there any other parts need to do it.
We have our BMR 1.4" lowering springs (SP022) which sound like they could definitely be a very viable option for you. We have found that a 1.4" lowering spring is about as much as you want to lower a car with lowering springs. If you go much lower than that you will run into issues getting the desired alignment specs and you will put quite a bit more additional wear and tear on the factory struts/shocks which will shorten their lifespan. If you do decide on going lower than 1.4" I would really look into coil-overs which will work better in that situation.

If there is anything else I can help you out with let me know and if you decide you want some BMR lowering springs I will see what I can do on pricing for you.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #8
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There is a TON of info in this thread about the suspension on your car,

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...s+5th+gen+book

Once you read some of that, if you have any questions about anything feel free to PM me, i'd be happy to help with your car.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #9
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I also have the PFADT drop springs. Love the look! Ride is a little rougher but it's worth it to me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #10
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Heres another choice for you,Ground Force....http://www.groundforce.com/camaro.php

This company is located close to the dealership where I work,I have known and personally worked with the lead engineer for the past 20 years,getting OE parts,to help him design their lowering and leveling products.
In some of pictures on their website,the stock SS you see is one from our dealership.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
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i went with PFADT...very happy with them. they drop the car 1-1.25". and as it sits now ive hit the headers on some speed bumps. i wouldnt wanna go to much lower if at all.

what about 1.25" all around?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #12
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what about 1.25" all around?
1.25" is the perfect mix between a good ride height and a good ride! Pfadt offers a great 1.25" drop. Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #14
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Yup. Still love my PFADT springs.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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1 - 1.25 inch is just about ideal. Beyond that you are asking too much of the stock dampers. Ride quality and service life will begin to suffer.
Agreed!
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #16
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I have BMR's 1.4'' drop all around, It sits nice and I've never had a problem, well other than steep roads and speed bumps lol but hey thats the low life. A pair of sway bars would be a nice mod along with the springs you choose also.

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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that 1.4" drop looks awesome....i just worry about the stock dampers. hell i worry about them with a 1.25 drop. someone needs to develop some performance OE replacements (cough cough Koni, Bilstein)
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #18
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that 1.4" drop looks awesome....i just worry about the stock dampers. hell i worry about them with a 1.25 drop. someone needs to develop some performance OE replacements (cough cough Koni, Bilstein)
Thats why I stuck with 1" drop.Few clearance issues, good ride and shocks last longer.Good appearance to for me to.

And I heard Koni has shocks in developement
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i hope you're right. i cant really fit the coilovers in the ol' budget right now. so some Koni's would be good.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #20
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And I heard Koni has shocks in developement
That would be great and I hope it comes to fruition soon. I heard the same things about 3 years ago though and I still haven't seen them. However, I have held a set of Konis for the Scion FRS and that car has been out less than a year.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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Well they're listed on the site but no more info than that.

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