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Old 01-26-2013, 02:34 AM   #15
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very cool. on a side note it is funny to see another ZL1 with the black wheels that have a crappy finish on them. that rim lip should be black not silver lol.
Not when you drive it like it was made to be driven. Its called dirt and tends to gather on various parts of the car when actually driven. While this does tend to turn the underside a bit dull looking, when driven properly, you are left with one helluva smile a.k.a "perma grin"
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:21 AM   #16
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driven properly and not washed the brakes leave a dark gray dust, not a solid silver lip with a black scuff mark on it. If you have the black rim option on yours please look at yours you will be suprised.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #17
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Yep, my black rims are lacking paint on the inside of the rim. Poor spray job.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #18
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My black rims are think paint too. But I don't really care.

Thanks for the pictures, looks like a great product. I'll be watching for updates.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:00 AM   #19
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Not to be disrespectful or dismissive of this product but I do have a question. Probably the most technically advanced and highest performance piece of the ZL1 that sets it apart from most of the muscle car world is its suspension and handling. What is trying to be achieved with these aftermarket suspension components that significantly improve one of the main reasons to buy a ZL1? Not trying to be argumentative as I am truly interested in the purpose of such an item.
Well said!

I want to see the same driver, on the same course, on the same day, driving the same car, running this setup against the stock setup for starters. It will be a cold day in before I screw with the mag ride. when people ask me about my ZL1, the first thing out of my mouth is always about the suspension. Lots of cars have power, only a select few have Magnetic Ride Control! I think posting pictures of the concept is fine, but be prepared to back it with tons of data if you intend to sway the masses. Too many companies try and put the spin on what already works just to sell parts.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #20
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Well said, I've seen the same all of my 35 years of drag racing ad street racing but the masses always fall for it... It always amuses me to think that an after parts manufacturer thinks they can improve on the R&D of GM or Ford spending thousands instead of millions on development. Just saying !

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #21
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Well said!

I want to see the same driver, on the same course, on the same day, driving the same car, running this setup against the stock setup for starters. It will be a cold day in before I screw with the mag ride. when people ask me about my ZL1, the first thing out of my mouth is always about the suspension. Lots of cars have power, only a select few have Magnetic Ride Control! I think posting pictures of the concept is fine, but be prepared to back it with tons of data if you intend to sway the masses. Too many companies try and put the spin on what already works just to sell parts.

So you are saying that (Pfadt) are promoting "snake oil"? I just want to see installs and hear feedback from owners that HAVE the Pfadt SHOCKS on their ZL1's. It seems these will still give you the same ride but with height adjustability. I guess I'm along with the "show me" side of the board.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #22
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Definetly interested in these. Have been waiting paitently for some one to release something like this. I want to Lower mine down about 2 inches but didn't want to blow out the factory shocks with lowering springs.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #23
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Well said!

I want to see the same driver, on the same course, on the same day, driving the same car, running this setup against the stock setup for starters. It will be a cold day in before I screw with the mag ride. when people ask me about my ZL1, the first thing out of my mouth is always about the suspension. Lots of cars have power, only a select few have Magnetic Ride Control! I think posting pictures of the concept is fine, but be prepared to back it with tons of data if you intend to sway the masses. Too many companies try and put the spin on what already works just to sell parts.
I agree.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #24
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I can see the benefit of this system... coilovers have function in that they are adjustable (ride height) for different tracks if you are racing plus they make the car look good. Personally, I'm not racing my ZL1 but I did want the look of a "lowered car" and more traction when I hit up some trackdays or push it a little in the canyons, so I added the PFADT lowering springs (and rear tie rod/trailing arms) which work 100% with the magnetic ride suspension too and have a stiffer spring rate than stock too. For those that don't want to pay the extra cash for an adjustable coilover setup like this, you may want to go the route I went
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:45 PM   #25
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Well said!

I want to see the same driver, on the same course, on the same day, driving the same car, running this setup against the stock setup for starters. It will be a cold day in before I screw with the mag ride. when people ask me about my ZL1, the first thing out of my mouth is always about the suspension. Lots of cars have power, only a select few have Magnetic Ride Control! I think posting pictures of the concept is fine, but be prepared to back it with tons of data if you intend to sway the masses. Too many companies try and put the spin on what already works just to sell parts.

Hey man I 100% agree with you. I can say this, unlike most of the suspension companies, Pfadt will provide FULL data on street, AND track for all of their products. If you notice on their website, almost every product that has "data" behind it is posted. From sway bar stiffness tests not only on their own products, but competitors, and General Motors components, to videos of product development/engineering.

The Pfadt springs do work well on the stock shocks, but this will take you one step further. We have been seeing more and more ZL1's being setup for street and HPDE road course days, this is the perfect combination of ride and handling with adjust-ability for street to track.

Stay tuned!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #26
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As many of you already know, the engineering design, product development, and product assembly is all done in-house in Pfadt's facility in Utah. No waiting for parts to come from overseas for assembly.

Just got an inside line on these Pfadt Featherlight ZL1 Coilovers... As most of you already know, the ZL1 comes equipped with the magnetic stability option, which is a great factory feature. However, when going to any aftermarket coilover set, you lose the ability to use the "mag-ride" . Pfadt has now incorporated the stock mag-ride with the ultimate set of coilovers, for factory adjust-ability with race quality handling!

A little birdie leaked me some pictures of the NEW Pfadt ZL1 Mag-Ride Coilovers. Take notice in the pictures of the mag-ride inserts and the wiring coming from the lower shock body.
Do you think it would be possible this coilover would have enough adjustability for a drag set up and a road course?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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Do you think it would be possible this coilover would have enough adjustability for a drag set up and a road course?
You are demanding two polar opposites out of the same setup... Will they work for both applications, YES... Would it be ideal for both applications, no. If you are a street car that then goes to the drag or road course, you'll be fine with the standard coilovers. If you are looking to build a purpose built track car, pick one of the two and then go that direction.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #28
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Nice product bump.. Will try to get a better ETA on these
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