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Old 06-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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setting my suspension up for the UK

Ok guys i have a 2010 ss, i have orders to the uk(england) abd am trying to get my car to handle a little better for the fast moving round abouts..just trying to take some of the body roll out..this is what i have ordered, let me know what you think. im new to suspension

Eibach .75 drop springs
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hope this helps her out..let me know what you think
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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ahhhh roundabouts...I've spent some time in Ireland and Scotland and those damn roundabouts drove me nuts.

You will feel a big difference with those mods, I think you'll be happy.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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ahhhh roundabouts...I've spent some time in Ireland and Scotland and those damn roundabouts drove me nuts.
Much better than roundabout : magic roundabout !

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Much better than roundabout : magic roundabout !

AHHHH, my head hurts just looking at that!
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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Just hit the gas and drift around!
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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Unless the lowered look is really important do the Z bar conversion with our bushes. It will hands down out handle our lowering coils and old style sway are or those of any companies inboard bars and coils.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:58 AM   #7
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I lived in the UK for 4 1/2 years and loved it! Roundabouts are awesome, just a couple things to remember........ Operating a left hand drive car takes a bit of getting used to because you cant see around traffic when overtaking, be careful who you take your car to for the light conversion (look and see who's recommended by other folks at the base for quality of work and pricing), and you might piss and moan about your alignment. Also use the auto-hobby as much as possible, it can be a life saver.

Find your favorite "B" roads, favorite pubs and enjoy!!!

I had a new (back then) 2001 Mustang GT and when I went back took a new 2003 Mustang Mach 1 with me. Fun to have there that's for sure.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:59 AM   #8
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:12 AM   #9
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If it's the flat ugly Midlands, blah..... If it's in the north then you'll really enjoy!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:17 AM   #10
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Mildenhall, lakenheath? Just hit the ride up to Scotland. Hardly any cops and open roads. Or take a ride to Germany to the autobahn.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:18 AM   #11
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I'm really careful on roundabouts too.
I experience the same issues you fear.

Sways are almost next up for me.
Don't lower yet! Roads can be crap up North.

I'm in Yorkshire. :-)
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Ah Yorkshire! I lived in Harrogate while working at Menwith Hill. Loved the north and the motorcycle riding was awesome from there!!! I miss riding and driving thru the Dales pub hopping.

Previous I was at RAF Feltwell, flat lands and boring down there compared to the north......
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:59 AM   #13
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Previous I was at RAF Feltwell, flat lands and boring down there compared to the north......
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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ahhhh roundabouts...I've spent some time in Ireland and Scotland and those damn roundabouts drove me nuts.
That's funny, roundabouts are one of the things that I really miss since I moved from the UK to Texas 10 years ago. There are no roundabouts in Texas, only traffic lights or stop signs at every f***ing intersection. My wife is used to hearing me complain when I am sitting at yet another red light "Why don't they put a roundabout here so I don't have to stop!".
Also, when we are in the UK visiting my parents, when I see a roundabout approaching I shout out "roundabout", and the wife and kids know to hang on tight as I attempt to go round it without slowing down (in a rental car). Great fun!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #15
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I was stationed at mildenhall from 2000 to 2006. and know just picked up an extended long tour back to wrap up my 20. the wife is english so she is really excited to be coming home. she didnt really enjoy Florida the last 7yrs..ya crazy i know..lol...we plan to retire in england as i purchased a house in swaffham (Norfolk) way back in 2002.

The whole drifting thing is how i totaled a 1994 300ZX twin turbo in the UK back in 2004. I spent about 10K in mods and was really trying to get it to go fast for Santa Pods 1/4 mile track..got it down to 11.90's which isnt bad to V6 at the time.well long story short the first time i tried it the entree speed was prob about 40MPH to fast and ended up shooting thru the forest sideways..total right off. I would have been easier on me to get a divorce then watch her get towed off on a flat bed..lol..ya the camaro isnt going to be drifting any time soon..just wanting her to lay flat around the corners
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Yeah, but your tyres will still be like this:
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ya the camaro isnt going to be drifting any time soon..just wanting her to lay flat around the corners
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That's funny, roundabouts are one of the things that I really miss since I moved from the UK to Texas 10 years ago. There are no roundabouts in Texas, only traffic lights or stop signs at every f***ing intersection. My wife is used to hearing me complain when I am sitting at yet another red light "Why don't they put a roundabout here so I don't have to stop!".
Also, when we are in the UK visiting my parents, when I see a roundabout approaching I shout out "roundabout", and the wife and kids know to hang on tight as I attempt to go round it without slowing down (in a rental car). Great fun!
There are plenty here in Southlake, TX.

I'm at American Muffler today in Fredericksburg getting Pedderized...and I'm from England, so I'll let you know how the Roundabouts go later when I get home!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #19
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Not buying the z bar, as i have already purchased the eibach sways and springs before i posted the original thread. just wanted opinions from guys that have used that setup. for 350 for the sways and springs i think it will be fine
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Sorry to hear that. Not for a lost sale, but for your vehicle performance.

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they position their front sway bar adjustable mounts vertical which is essentially ineffective. they need to turn the adjustment holes horizontal/parallel to the ground to be able to adjust the stiffness of the sway bar.
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they position their front sway bar adjustable mounts vertical which is essentially ineffective. they need to turn the adjustment holes horizontal/parallel to the ground to be able to adjust the stiffness of the sway bar.
The 29mm front and 29mm rear or any matching diameter larger than OE bars will reduce lean and roll, but do nothing regarding the balance of the car leaving it in heavy understeer mode.

You may be able to find a used larger diameter inboard mounting rear bar or a take off 1LE or ZL1 bar. There are quite a few 32mm rear inboard used Pedders bars complete with endlinks being offered by owners that have upgraded to the new Z bar.

Any of these will reduce understeer. The take off 1LE or ZL1 rear bars would offer the greatest improvement in handling and reduction in understeer. A 28mm OE used bar and the 29mm front bring you close to the 1LE setup of 27mm front and 28mm rear.
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Raining :-(
Luckily such equipment and options are rare and unaffordable in the UK :-O
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:37 AM   #22
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There are plenty here in Southlake, TX.
Well I never! I'll have to take a cruise out there. I'm bored with driving in straight lines. I've had the Camaro for a couple of months now, and have no idea how it handles the twisties.
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Time to visit the Hill Country.
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