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Old 05-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #2276
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Quick question for the V6 crowd. I'm looking to upgrade the suspension on my 2010 1LT/RS. I've heard that the SS springs/struts can be a cheap upgrade. Has anyone here done this? If so, how much of an improvement was there? The springs/struts I'm looking to buy are from a 2011 SS. Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:55 AM   #2277
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Quick question for the V6 crowd. I'm looking to upgrade the suspension on my 2010 1LT/RS. I've heard that the SS springs/struts can be a cheap upgrade. Has anyone here done this? If so, how much of an improvement was there? The springs/struts I'm looking to buy are from a 2011 SS. Thanks!
How much are the ss springs? You can get eibachs for really cheap and they're great. Just another option to consider.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #2278
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yeah, eibach and bmr have great lowering springs at a low price!
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:11 AM   #2279
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Quick question for the V6 crowd. I'm looking to upgrade the suspension on my 2010 1LT/RS. I've heard that the SS springs/struts can be a cheap upgrade. Has anyone here done this? If so, how much of an improvement was there? The springs/struts I'm looking to buy are from a 2011 SS. Thanks!
Depending on the price it might be an okay option. But don't expect a night and day difference like a nice set of drops will give.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:05 PM   #2280
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Depending on the price it might be an okay option. But don't expect a night and day difference like a nice set of drops will give.
I currently have the ACS T2 splitter and, with the roads in my area, a 1" drop would have me dragging on the ground in a lot of places. A guy on here has the rear set for sale for $35 + shipping, so I thought I'd consider those. Thanks for all the quick responses!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #2281
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If you don't want to get a big drop, SS springs might be a good option but I don't think you'll get any substantial drop that you can notice.

I'd definitely consider aftermarket sways over the SS ones though. SS ones over the v6 ones aren't really a big improvement. There might be some but not a lot. The only way I'd do SS sways is if I got them for free. Aftermarket over stock is a night and day difference. After taking a ride in a car with aftermarket sways, I'm definitely going to be doing aftermarket
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #2282
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I'm already purchasing BMR sways and end links, it was just the springs that I'm worried about. I guess I'm really just looking for an improvement that won't drop the vehicle too much.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #2283
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Hey all.

So I went to the dealer to get an oil change (free, can't beat free) and my inspection said I need to change out my tires soon. I have between 1/8 and a 1/4 of tread left. So Christmas came early! I thought my tires would be up by December. Seeing as how my tires are like 800-900 dollars I'm going to trade my current wheels in for some extra cash and just swap back to 18" wheels.

Here's where I need help. My guy has a set of the 1 LT wheels with new tires for $600 (another customer is selling them through him). So that's a quick saving plus extra money from my trade in. Or...I'm looking at a few wheels mainly these:

Drag Dr-37

Elbrus I08 (in black or silver)


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Or ANDROS Spec D


They are all within in a pound or two of the 1 LT wheels. The ANDROS wheels are actually 2.5 lbs lighter.

Given my budget of $900 plus trade in plus $100 for my birthday I estimate a total budget of around $1400 so I can afford all of these plus tires. What do you guys think?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #2284
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Hey all.

So I went to the dealer to get an oil change (free, can't beat free) and my inspection said I need to change out my tires soon. I have between 1/8 and a 1/4 of tread left. So Christmas came early! I thought my tires would be up by December. Seeing as how my tires are like 800-900 dollars I'm going to trade my current wheels in for some extra cash and just swap back to 18" wheels.

Here's where I need help. My guy has a set of the 1 LT wheels with new tires for $600 (another customer is selling them through him). So that's a quick saving plus extra money from my trade in. Or...I'm looking at a few wheels mainly these:

Drag Dr-37

Elbrus I08 (in black or silver)


Axis sport XMX


Or ANDROS Spec D


They are all within in a pound or two of the 1 LT wheels. The ANDROS wheels are actually 2.5 lbs lighter.

Given my budget of $900 plus trade in plus $100 for my birthday I estimate a total budget of around $1400 so I can afford all of these plus tires. What do you guys think?
Given the wheels you have there I like the first and the third option. I'm not a big fan of the other two personally. I would go with either of those two any day over the 1LT wheels. You will be amazed at how much a differently pair of wheels will change the way the whol car looks.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #2285
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Hey all.

So I went to the dealer to get an oil change (free, can't beat free) and my inspection said I need to change out my tires soon. I have between 1/8 and a 1/4 of tread left. So Christmas came early! I thought my tires would be up by December. Seeing as how my tires are like 800-900 dollars I'm going to trade my current wheels in for some extra cash and just swap back to 18" wheels.

Here's where I need help. My guy has a set of the 1 LT wheels with new tires for $600 (another customer is selling them through him). So that's a quick saving plus extra money from my trade in. Or...I'm looking at a few wheels mainly these:

Drag Dr-37

Elbrus I08 (in black or silver)


Axis sport XMX


Or ANDROS Spec D


They are all within in a pound or two of the 1 LT wheels. The ANDROS wheels are actually 2.5 lbs lighter.

Given my budget of $900 plus trade in plus $100 for my birthday I estimate a total budget of around $1400 so I can afford all of these plus tires. What do you guys think?
I really like the third and fourth wheel options. So are you going to be going with 18" wheels?

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Given the wheels you have there I like the first and the third option. I'm not a big fan of the other two personally. I would go with either of those two any day over the 1LT wheels. You will be amazed at how much a differently pair of wheels will change the way the whol car looks.
Really? I personally really like how the 1LT wheels look. With a drop, they look pretty good to me
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #2286
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personally i wouldnt go for those "JDM" rims like most of them. personal perference
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #2287
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Really? I personally really like how the 1LT wheels look. With a drop, they look pretty good to me
I personally am not a fan of the styling of either the LS, 1LT, or 2LT wheels. To me they all don't seem to fit the Camaro quite right but on the other hand I love how the original 20s look. I just wish they weren't so damn heavy
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #2288
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personally i wouldnt go for those "JDM" rims like most of them. personal perference
I don't know which are the JDM rims??? The Axis ones?

I have no problem with the 1 LT wheels, I think they look fine and with some artistic influence can be made to stand out like some others have done on this website. I really just want a few things: cheaper tires (18" wheels will help), the ability to rotate my tires again, less weight (any of these wheels give me around a 50 lbs weight reduction), and painted/clear coated/ powder coated wheels to not deal with corrosion again. I guess i live too close to the beach

Overall I'm leaning to either stock or the last two I think. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #2289
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I like the Drag DR-37 or the Axis.

thinking about getting the Andros sped d for our sonic. lol
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #2290
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I like the Drag DR-37 or the Axis.

thinking about getting the Andros sped d for our sonic. lol
I know!! I tried finding pictures of it and only saw it on dodge darts, a cobalt ss, and a minivan! lol.

But I think it wouldn't look too bad on a camaro. The Axis wheels remind of the nurburgring or F-14's.

How do you like your sonic btw? I've said that in the face of something horrible where I had to say bye to my baby I'd get a sonic RS and trifecta tune asap.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:05 AM   #2291
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I know!! I tried finding pictures of it and only saw it on dodge darts, a cobalt ss, and a minivan! lol.

But I think it wouldn't look too bad on a camaro. The Axis wheels remind of the nurburgring or F-14's.

How do you like your sonic btw? I've said that in the face of something horrible where I had to say bye to my baby I'd get a sonic RS and trifecta tune asap.
I like the sonic pretty good! I want to mod it a little myself. want to get an intake and tune. just sucks that the turbo is integrated into the exhaust manifold. makes it much harder to upgrade the turbo. lol
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:09 AM   #2292
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I like the sonic pretty good! I want to mod it a little myself. want to get an intake and tune. just sucks that the turbo is integrated into the exhaust manifold. makes it much harder to upgrade the turbo. lol
I wonder if that saves on production costs or something. I feel like as an automaker you have to realize a segment of the consumer population is going to tinker with their cars, especially certain cars such as our own camaros and the the sonic. Why make it more difficult for them (read: us)? Question, is the sonic FWD or RWD?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #2294
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if a back seat didn't matter, I would have gotten the Subaru BRZ...
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #2295
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Yeah that's a pretty sweet car too. And I'm glad someone else prefers the Subaru to the Toyota.
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Alright the Axis it is! Now I just need to talk to my guy and see what I can work out. My trade in is probably going to be a little less now, it was raining really hard and I... I kinda hit a curb
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damn, that sucks! but a good choice, imo.

edit: I can't wait to see pics, I want 18's as well, just need to convince my other half. lol
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Does anyone know anything about the KBD front splitter?
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #2299
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What do you guys think about putting Audi style lighting on the side of the fog light bezel going up and down on the ZL1 front end?

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