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Old 03-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Have you lowered your car?

I'm debating on lowering my car, so I was wondering any of the guys around here have done it. What springs did you use and are you happy with it?
I heard some go with the Eibach but change to the Pedders, are the Eibach's not what they seem to be?
Thanks for any info. you give. Much appreciated..
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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Do lowering make it ride any harder /bumpy
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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depends on the spring rate and if you cut the stops to allow full movement
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:06 PM   #5
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Do lowering make it ride any harder /bumpy
Yes. Even if you cut the bump stops - it'll still be a harder ride than stock. Only way to lower and keep a "soft" ride is to get coilovers.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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Yes it will be harsher, I have Pedders lowering springs and it looks great and handles better that stock but you do lose ride comfort.

The other thing to consider is the clearance, I did not really take that into consideration but it has a bigger impact driving the car than you may think. If you live in the city like I do there are lots of street obstacles that can tear up the bottom of the car. And no matter how careful I am of going over speed bums or in and out of gas stations and lots with inclines you can't help but to scrap it up sometimes, not to mention construction road work, there are tiems when I actually have to avoind certain streets.

I am actually considering raising it back to stock level because its a PIA sometimes. May consider coilovers or different springs to raise it a bit.

Just something to consider that I don't think a lot of us do.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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That's exactly why I haven't lowered my car. I love the lowered look but I can't deal w/ the teeth clenching jarring ride. My SS is a daily driver and the roads here look and feel like the Government is testing weapons on them. I've reached an age where comfort means far more than appearance.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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Lowered...makes the Camaro look mean and better with my aftermarket 22s....I went with Pfadt and pfadt sway bars...Chase from Apex hooked me up...well worth the investment...Looks and handles better....
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I just got my Pfadt Lowering Springs in today. @290.00 SHIPPED.....Getting installed soon. So many choices out there. Ask questions and check out the posts.....lots of info here.
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Funny, my wife , who is very much wanting a smooth ride, loves the springs I put on, she says it feels more stable and does not jar her and she loves the ride. Find some friends cars, local clubs, ect, and go for a ride in lowered cars with different springs so you can judge for yourself. I thing mine is very plush, but corners with the best of them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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I'm debating on lowering my car, so I was wondering any of the guys around here have done it. What springs did you use and are you happy with it?
I heard some go with the Eibach but change to the Pedders, are the Eibach's not what they seem to be?
Thanks for any info. you give. Much appreciated..
I originally had Pedders springs but switched to Eibach Pro-Kit. My gf and I found the Pedders to be too stiff for us. The Eibach drop is great for the stock bumper but with the ZL1 front end conversion, the clearance is pretty slim...

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:49 AM   #12
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #13
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Had Eibachs on my 2010 RS...have BMRs on my 2013. Love the look and improved handling and you really dont sacrifice ride. (Yes its IS a bit firmer...but its not as if youre suddenly on a skateboard.) You will want to use a bit more caution when pulling into a parking space with a curb or block.

Also it depends on how much of a drop you go with...1" gives the car a good look but is still very "streetable".

(Eibach is my preferred choice but at the time I was getting mixed info as to whether or not they would work on a 2013)
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #14
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I'm debating on lowering my car, so I was wondering any of the guys around here have done it. What springs did you use and are you happy with it?
I heard some go with the Eibach but change to the Pedders, are the Eibach's not what they seem to be?
Thanks for any info. you give. Much appreciated..
I have the BMR 1" lowering spring on my own car, it's PERFECT in my opinion. Just enough to kill the wheel gap, but still very driveable, no swerving for speed bumps or cringing as the front fascia drags somewhere. And, still handles excellent with the stock shocks. For ~$250 and a few hours time it's a great upgrade.

I've also installed the Pfadt springs on a few customer cars, they are also great, they are 1.4" drop though which is too much for my personal taste (and horrible home driveway).
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