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Old 04-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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lowered ZL1's?

Care to post some pics? Also hows the ride quality and what product did you use to drop the car.

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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lowered ZL1's?

I've asked this before a d there don't seem to be a ton of them out there. I've thought about it myself but haven't pulled the trigger. I'm interested in the responses!

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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That makes three! I'd love to be about 1" or 1.5" lower but I do not want to sacrifice handling characteristics. I'll eagerly await a response from another member who has done this right. If anyone has suggestions on where a high quality shop in central Ca. (Fresno-Bakersfield area) that could do this type of suspension work, I'm all ears!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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I have the Pfadt springs on my car. It looks great, but I'm not satisfied with the ride quality. I'll most likely be switching to Eibach Prokit springs shortly... Little more ride height and more compliant ride.

This is the only shot I have showing some of the side.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:01 PM   #5
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I want to lower mine so bad, my only concern is does lowering it effect the magnaride?
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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I have the Pfadt springs on my car. It looks great, but I'm not satisfied with the ride quality. I'll most likely be switching to Eibach Prokit springs shortly... Little more ride height and more compliant ride.

This is the only shot I have showing some of the side.
What do you not like about the ride quality? Too stiff, pushes in the corners, too low? I am picking up a set of the Pfadt springs today and would like some feedback before purchasing them.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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mine would be lowered if I ever sell my spare wheels. I was going to go with BMR 1" drop since I have a vert. $237 bucks shipped for the springs. im just waiting for the money to be available. I feel like I have a 4x4. My SS was lowered pretty good compared to the z.

also wont hurt the mag ride.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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What do you not like about the ride quality? Too stiff, pushes in the corners, too low? I am picking up a set of the Pfadt springs today and would like some feedback before purchasing them.
Ride quality is very subjective, but for me, it's a little too stiff. The car handles great IMO. As for ride height you have to be VERY careful in and out of driveways and must take them at an angle. I've scraped pretty bad twice now and I was pissed. Any time I go over a speed bump, I put the suspension in 'sport' do stiffen the shocks and control the body motion more. I've had issues over speed bumps where the collectors for the Kooks headers have scraped.
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Ride quality is very subjective, but for me, it's a little too stiff. The car handles great IMO. As for ride height you have to be VERY careful in and out of driveways and must take them at an angle. I've scraped pretty bad twice now and I was pissed. Any time I go over a speed bump, I put the suspension in 'sport' do stiffen the shocks and control the body motion more. I've had issues over speed bumps where the collectors for the Kooks headers have scraped.
Ok, thanks for the response. My SS was on coil overs at about 1.25 inch drop front and back so all that you just mentioned is what I am use to doing. I'll see if I can live with it, if not I'll have the stock springs still.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #11
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I have the Pfadt springs on my car. It looks great, but I'm not satisfied with the ride quality. I'll most likely be switching to Eibach Prokit springs shortly... Little more ride height and more compliant ride.

This is the only shot I have showing some of the side.
So how much do the Pfadts drop compared to the Eibach?
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #12
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So how much do the Pfadts drop compared to the Eibach?
I believe the Pfadts lower 1-1.25 inches where as the Eibachs are 0.5" front a and 0.3" rear.
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just ordered my Pdaft springs from Rick at RKT56.com cant wait to put them on!
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lowered zl1

you guys can check with Hennessey and see what theyre doin. they lowered a friend of mines ZL1 and that thing road like a caddy goin straight and like it was on rails in the corners. TRUST ME.. IT STICKS and and pretty much rides like stock otherwise. only side pic i could find.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #15
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Eibach pro kit w/ sway bars
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #17
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seems the Eibach is the better option for me since im not trying to lower it so much to begin with.

Im wondering if the fronts get lowered more than the rear or the rear, any idea why? I mean lowering both front and rear the same amount would maintain the rake if im not mistaken.

I need to find out how much will all the crap going on the front end of my car lower it and how much would it lift on the back from the slight weight reduction which is mostly happening in the rear, hope I dont upset the vehicles balance too much.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #18
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #19
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Here is mine lowered with BMR Split Drop springs 1.4 front 1.0 rear . It rides not different from stock. Love the look!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #20
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One of the first to drop your Z, and I still think it's one of the best looking ones! Love it! Yours is the one I keep referencing when I think about dropping mine. I want to see a Pedders dropped Ashen Gray on black stock wheels!!
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Here is mine lowered with BMR Split Drop springs 1.4 front 1.0 rear . It rides not different from stock. Love the look!!
that's what I wanted, but was told with a vert it will drop it more than advertised. can u get that pic any bigger?? I really was to drop mine more than the 1" kit from bmr
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that's what I wanted, but was told with a vert it will drop it more than advertised. can u get that pic any bigger?? I really was to drop mine more than the 1" kit from bmr
Ill get a better pic tomorrow for you.
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Good thread. It's hard to best user feedback. Plan on ordering some springs in the next few weeks
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #24
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you guys can check with Hennessey and see what theyre doin. they lowered a friend of mines ZL1 and that thing road like a caddy goin straight and like it was on rails in the corners. TRUST ME.. IT STICKS and and pretty much rides like stock otherwise. only side pic i could find.
What color is this ZL1?
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One of the first to drop your Z, and I still think it's one of the best looking ones! Love it! Yours is the one I keep referencing when I think about dropping mine. I want to see a Pedders dropped Ashen Gray on black stock wheels!!
Deke I also have been referecing your car , I will send you a couple of pics
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