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Old 08-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Lowering spring choices 2LT - input?

Of all the brands available ... I have some questions.

Some kit's come 1" front and 1" rear. Some are offset 1" front 1.3" rear. And then there are others from 1"-1.4" ... I'd like to see the difference in the rear visually before ordering.

Can someone post pics of their LT V6 drop 1" front and back ... and then someone with 1" front and 1.3" back? I know it's not quite 1/2 an inch difference, but would like to see before ordering. If you have before and after pics, that would be cool too.

Mainly cosmetic appearance for me, I don't plan to do any kind of tracking.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Our BMR V6 Camaro specific lowering springs (SP052) lower the car 1.2" all the way around. We chose this drop height to give the cars a nice aggressive stance without putting too much extra strain on the factory strut/shocks. Here are a couple cars equipped with the BMR V6 Camaro specific lowering springs (SP052).
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Exactly what I was looking to see ... thanks Kyle.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Finally found a thread with all the info I need :P

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264325
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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BMR 1" front 1.4" rear



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It's a 1 inch drop in the rear and 1.4 inch drop up front, had it backwards.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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Will the BMR Lowering springs also fit on the Convertible V6? I have a V6 Convertible 2LT.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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See, i can't tell a difference in the rear with 1.4" ... looks the same to me. Then again, we are only talking about a small difference I guess. Wonder if there is any noticeable ride or handling differences in a 1" rear and 1.4" rear drop.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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Exactly what I was looking to see ... thanks Kyle.
Glad I could help you out, if you have any questions let me know.

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Will the BMR Lowering springs also fit on the Convertible V6? I have a V6 Convertible 2LT.
Our BMR V6 specific lowering springs will work for the convertible V6 Camaros just fine. With the convertible cars our springs will lower it slightly lower than the advertised 1.2" drop because of the extra little bit of added weight versus the coupes.

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See, it can't tell a difference in the rear with 1.4" ... looks the same to me. Then again, we are only talking about a small difference I guess. Wonder if there is any noticeable ride or handling differences in a 1" rear and 1.4" rear drop.
With the V6 Camaros you really need to use the V6 springs on the rear of the car at a minimum because the rear shock on the V6 cars have a different stroke length than the V8 cars which is why people were having issues with the spring popping off the rear shock mounts. For the front you can use any of 2010+ Camaro lowering springs and they will work just fine. What I would really recommend is just sticking our full BMR V6 specific lowering springs because they are designed specifically with the V6 cars in mind.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #9
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Here is my 2012 2lt with the BMR Lowering Springs 1.4" in the front and 1" in the back.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #10
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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We don't recommend going lower than 1", if you want lower use coilovers. The factory shocks and struts have a recommended operating range, if you go more than an inch, they start getting real close to riding out of there range, throw in passengers or any weight in the trunk and it definetly takes it out of the normal operating range which will lead to premature shock and strut failure. We have seen quite of few leaking rear shocks on lowered Camaro's, most with lowering springs that are more than an inch.

We recommend the Hotchkis 1" springs when lowering, they have the best ride as they are a progressive rate spring and are tuned for comfort under normal driving conditions and they firm up as you start to push the car.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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When you get your BMR springs installed make sure you post up some pictures of your car with its new stance!
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
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They arrived today ... waiting for my new wheels to come in, then taking the car down to get it all done. Will post pics when complete. Prob be around the 16th, my next weekday off.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:01 AM   #14
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They arrived today ... waiting for my new wheels to come in, then taking the car down to get it all done. Will post pics when complete. Prob be around the 16th, my next weekday off.
That would be awesome!

Well if there is anything else I can help you out with let me know.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #15
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Greetings folks,, New to Camaro5 as we just got my Wifes new 13 2SS Camaro.. Awesome car and for the first time in her life she is really excited about what she is driving.. Of course I am in charge of the mods.. I have done a few cosmetics to it already.. Added the Red SS logos below the Camaro script on the fenders and a classic style SS logo in the grille as opposed to the bowtie.. Nest thing on the list is a drop.. I have the Eibach drop springs on my DD Avalanche and they have been fantastic on it.. But they are a 1.4 inch drop in the back on the Camaro.. After reading this thread about the shock travel etc I am concerned about dropping it over an inch in the back...?? Any of you guys used the Eibach's ? Or what is the best recommendation on a 1/1 drop.. Probably follow with sway bars as step three after I get a bit more rumble from the exhaust...
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #16
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Greetings folks,, New to Camaro5 as we just got my Wifes new 13 2SS Camaro.. Awesome car and for the first time in her life she is really excited about what she is driving.. Of course I am in charge of the mods.. I have done a few cosmetics to it already.. Added the Red SS logos below the Camaro script on the fenders and a classic style SS logo in the grille as opposed to the bowtie.. Nest thing on the list is a drop.. I have the Eibach drop springs on my DD Avalanche and they have been fantastic on it.. But they are a 1.4 inch drop in the back on the Camaro.. After reading this thread about the shock travel etc I am concerned about dropping it over an inch in the back...?? Any of you guys used the Eibach's ? Or what is the best recommendation on a 1/1 drop.. Probably follow with sway bars as step three after I get a bit more rumble from the exhaust...
I can't really tell you much about the Eibach springs but I can say that we have a ton of guys out there with our BMR 1" lowering springs (SP019) and they are very happy with the. We also have sway bars available that would work perfectly with our lowering springs on your wife's 2013 SS. If you are interested in any of the BMR parts let me know and I can get you some pricing on them. Here are a couple pictures of some late model Camaros lowered on BMR 1" lowering springs.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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Installed Saturday evening, aligned this morning ... quite happy with it Thanks Kyle.

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Installed Saturday evening, aligned this morning ... quite happy with it Thanks Kyle.

Looks good!

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I can't really tell you much about the Eibach springs but I can say that we have a ton of guys out there with our BMR 1" lowering springs (SP019) and they are very happy with the. We also have sway bars available that would work perfectly with our lowering springs on your wife's 2013 SS. If you are interested in any of the BMR parts let me know and I can get you some pricing on them. Here are a couple pictures of some late model Camaros lowered on BMR 1" lowering springs.


Thanks for the response Kyle,, I will shoot you an e mail and see what we can come up with..

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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Thanks for the response Kyle,, I will shoot you an e mail and see what we can come up with..

Thanks again ...
Definitely send that e-mail over and we will get something figured out for you.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #22
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Greetings folks,, New to Camaro5 as we just got my Wifes new 13 2SS Camaro.. Awesome car and for the first time in her life she is really excited about what she is driving.. Of course I am in charge of the mods.. I have done a few cosmetics to it already.. Added the Red SS logos below the Camaro script on the fenders and a classic style SS logo in the grille as opposed to the bowtie.. Nest thing on the list is a drop.. I have the Eibach drop springs on my DD Avalanche and they have been fantastic on it.. But they are a 1.4 inch drop in the back on the Camaro.. After reading this thread about the shock travel etc I am concerned about dropping it over an inch in the back...?? Any of you guys used the Eibach's ? Or what is the best recommendation on a 1/1 drop.. Probably follow with sway bars as step three after I get a bit more rumble from the exhaust...
Use the Hotchkis springs and swaybars, great ride and handling. the Eibach's have a harsh ride compared to all the other 1" springs out there. Heres a few pics of my wifes and she loves it. She says the ride quality is better than stock. It has the hotchkis track pack and Dynatech long tubes and catback.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:22 PM   #23
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I am considering the Hotchkiss for sure.. I know their stuff is top
notch.. The springs are reasonable, but the bars seem a bit high..
I have the Eibach springs on my DD Avalanche, and the improvement
in handling was amazing, and I honestly cannot say they hurt the ride a bit..
Its not a Camaro for sure, but to be a full sized SUV she handles pretty well..
I have no doubt the Hotchkiss stuff is better..
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