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Old 08-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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BMR lowering springs

Anyone install this kit? 1.4in drop front and 1in rear. I am concerned about tire rub on the front end with that 1.4in drop.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #2
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It is a very popular option. I have yet to have any customer feedback concerning front tire rub.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Anyone install this kit? 1.4in drop front and 1in rear. I am concerned about tire rub on the front end with that 1.4in drop.
The Camaros have massive wheel wells so you can get away with using larger wheel and lowering them quite a bit without any kind of rubbing issues. Like Apex Chase said we have sold a ton of these springs and I have never had any negative feedback as far as tire rub goes so I wouldn't be too concerned with it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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I had front tire rub, running pirelli scorpion zero 265-35-22. Had to use the 1/2* lift kit.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thats the same kit i have on mine Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1377791792.226960.jpg
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:58 AM   #6
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Great kit and no issues with it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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I had front tire rub, running pirelli scorpion zero 265-35-22. Had to use the 1/2* lift kit.
I am kind surprised you had any tire rub but with the large of wheel/tire combination on the front I could see it being pretty close.

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Great kit and no issues with it.
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With stock size wheels and tires you will not have problems. But when you start playing with offsets and going with wider wheel and tire combo's then you have to be careful.

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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Hell yes!!! Thank you everyone!
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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Not a problem!

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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Not a problem!

If there is any way we can help you out any further let us know.

Actually...will your STB017 strut tower brace clear my supercharger?
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #13
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Actually...will your STB017 strut tower brace clear my supercharger?
The STB017 will not clear any of the positive displacement superchargers but we are currently working on a solution for this and will hopefully have something available sooner than later.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #14
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Love the new look - these springs are awesome!

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Love the new look - these springs are awesome!
Looks great. Congrats!
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Good choice! I love my 1.4'' drop all the way around.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #17
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Good choice! I love my 1.4'' drop all the way around.
Both of your guys Camaros look amazing!

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Did you gents just buy the lowering springs or did you also buy any new shocks/struts? I'm looking into this as my first mod and i'm just trying to be as knowledgeable as I can be before I buy.
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Did you gents just buy the lowering springs or did you also buy any new shocks/struts? I'm looking into this as my first mod and i'm just trying to be as knowledgeable as I can be before I buy.
If you have over 40-50k miles, I'd suggest going ahead and getting new struts as your will be pretty close to the end of their life. If you have fairly low miles, then you are good to go with nothing more than springs.

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #20
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^ is that a normal interval for replacing struts? I thought stock suspension should last about 100k miles.
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^ is that a normal interval for replacing struts? I thought stock suspension should last about 100k miles.
I'd imagine, after a certain mileage, the struts are on their way out. With the additional stress from the lowering springs, it would probably only speed up the process. Pure speculation though.
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Good choice! I love my 1.4'' drop all the way around.
That looks great. What wheels are those?
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^ is that a normal interval for replacing struts? I thought stock suspension should last about 100k miles.
I'd say about 50-70 thousand miles, but strut life varies with how the vehicle is driven, and the environment in which the vehicle is driven. If you live in an area with a lot of bad/rough roads, your struts will wear quicker. If you do nothing but highway driving on smooth roads the struts will last longer. So if you are close to that mileage, I'd suggest doing struts at the same time to save on labor of having to do it twice.

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^ thank you for your response Tyler. My guess is that aftermarket suspension, such as Pfadt springs and struts will last longer than stock setup, correct?
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^ thank you for your response Tyler. My guess is that aftermarket suspension, such as Pfadt springs and struts will last longer than stock setup, correct?
Right now there are no aftermarket options for struts/shocks for a late model Camaro but Koni is supposed to have something released before the end of the year which is a very good thing because up until then the only option available besides the factory struts/shocks are coil-overs. Struts/shocks that are designed to work with lowering springs will have a longer life span than the factory parts when lowering springs are used.
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