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Old 04-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #26
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I lowered mine back in January, here's my thread on the subject w/ photos...Pfadt drop springs

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #27
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Any one tried bmr's springs
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #28
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Any one tried bmr's springs
just ordered the sp019 kit today 1" drop front and back.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #29
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just ordered the sp019 kit today 1" drop front and back.
Post some feedback please of your results and impression
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:04 PM   #30
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This is a Pedders-lowered car. I know it's someone on here...but for the life of me - I can't remember who...


..the reason they get a bump from me is because I think it's well thought out with replacement MRC ride-sensor links to "zero" the Mag Ride shocks at the new height. I think lowering is 1cm up front...and 2 in the back to level out the car more...dropping the center of gravity, and "lifting" the front splitter a bit to help with clearance.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #31
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^ that sure looks badass!!..but how does it impact the ride/handling??
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #32
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^ that sure looks badass!!..but how does it impact the ride/handling??
I have not ridden in one yet....but together with the sways and bushings...I'm told that Tour Mode is about the same as OE (the dampers are actually working to take a lot of the harshness out of the ride in that mode...easing the stiffer springs)...and Sport mode is significantly stiffer-feeling (the dampers WANT it to be stiff in the mode...amplifying the stiffer springs.)
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #33
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I have not ridden in one yet....but together with the sways and bushings...I'm told that Tour Mode is about the same as OE (the dampers are actually working to take a lot of the harshness out of the ride in that mode...easing the stiffer springs)...and Sport mode is significantly stiffer-feeling (the dampers WANT it to be stiff in the mode...amplifying the stiffer springs.)
Is that Armysig's car?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:06 AM   #34
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Nice LOOK!

I'm leaning towards the Pedders myself. Since I also use a "hide-away" front license plate...have you ripped it off yet? I can see it hanging under the front splitter...doesn't appear as though it's fond of the air flow! Just saying...
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #35
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I'm leaning towards the Pedders myself. Since I also use a "hide-away" front license plate...have you ripped it off yet? I can see it hanging under the front splitter...doesn't appear as though it's fond of the air flow! Just saying...
Funny you say that. I was doing a 1/2 mile event at 140mph it ripped off went under my car. I am using the topflight removable one now
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #36
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This is a Pedders-lowered car. I know it's someone on here...but for the life of me - I can't remember who...


..the reason they get a bump from me is because I think it's well thought out with replacement MRC ride-sensor links to "zero" the Mag Ride shocks at the new height. I think lowering is 1cm up front...and 2 in the back to level out the car more...dropping the center of gravity, and "lifting" the front splitter a bit to help with clearance.
I've emailed Pfadt and have had a lengthy conversation with JusticePete from Pedders and both said that the MRC sensor arms are not needed. I inquired to both of them as to if I could buy these for my car as I thought that might smooth the ride out some.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:24 AM   #37
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Post some feedback please of your results and impression
Well the kit I ordered is on backorder. Changed it to the sp025 split drop 1.4/1.0
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #38
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I have not ridden in one yet....but together with the sways and bushings...I'm told that Tour Mode is about the same as OE (the dampers are actually working to take a lot of the harshness out of the ride in that mode...easing the stiffer springs)...and Sport mode is significantly stiffer-feeling (the dampers WANT it to be stiff in the mode...amplifying the stiffer springs.)
How much stiffer are the pedders springs than the stock ZL1 springs? Any idea how they compare to the spring rates on the new Z28?

Any track data on the performance of the pedders suspension upgrade (springs, sways, bushings)?
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #39
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Its asher grey I think its called. Sadly the owner past away unexpectedly so Hennessey will have it up for sale soon. They are the only ones his wife would trust with it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #40
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Well the kit I ordered is on backorder. Changed it to the sp025 split drop 1.4/1.0
the split drop is actually what i want to see
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #41
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look at my pic on the first page its the bmr split drop
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #43
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Funny you say that. I was doing a 1/2 mile event at 140mph it ripped off went under my car. I am using the topflight removable one now
Glad I asked! Thanks for the input!
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My order was changed yesterday afternoon and they are arriving today!! Phasteck and bmr are on the ball.
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look at my pic on the first page its the bmr split drop
thanks man sorry i over looked ya.
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Just ordered eibach springs and anti roll bars. After reading the above post, I am hoping the small drop will look better while still being drive-able everyday. The sway bars are only 1mm larger that stock. not expecting a big difference there. I drive the ZL1 everyday, I hope the slightly better ride is noticable. we shall see in a week.

I have one concern, the above posted alignment specs, are they for performance only? Will they cause accelerated tire wear? if so, am I better off with stock alignment settings.
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Just ordered eibach springs and anti roll bars. After reading the above post, I am hoping the small drop will look better while still being drive-able everyday. The sway bars are only 1mm larger that stock. not expecting a big difference there. I drive the ZL1 everyday, I hope the slightly better ride is noticable. we shall see in a week.

I have one concern, the above posted alignment specs, are they for performance only? Will they cause accelerated tire wear? if so, am I better off with stock alignment settings.
IMO these tires wear so quick alignment factor isn't as much a factor as normal. gonna need tires anyway
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About to go install my BMR springs now in the garage. Will post before and after pics.
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About to go install my BMR springs now in the garage. Will post before and after pics.
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