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Old 09-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Spring/sway reccomendations

Got a 2010 ss. I don't push the car that much just some spirited driving here and there. I want to lowered it and don't want to spend the money on coil overs so please don't even say it. I need some help deciding on what drop I want.

So... Who has pfadt, bmr or hotchkis springs and sways mad what are your opinions on your set ups???

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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I went with Pfadt springs and ZL-spec sway bars. Huge improvement.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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Where did you get your zl1 spec bars? Retro69
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Got a 2010 ss. I don't push the car that much just some spirited driving here and there. I want to lowered it and don't want to spend the money on coil overs so please don't even say it. I need some help deciding on what drop I want.

So... Who has pfadt, bmr or hotchkis springs and sways mad what are your opinions on your set ups???

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I think as far as price, performance, and value goes it is really hard to beat our Level 1 handling performance package (HPP018). It come with our BMR 1" lowering springs (SP019) and our BMR front and rear sway bar kit (SB030). If you wanted to swap the 1" lowering springs our for our 1.4" lowering springs (SP022) or our split drop 1.4" front/1" rear lowering (SP025) we could do that also. If you have any question or if there is anything we can help you out on let us know.

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
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I think as far as price, performance, and value goes it is really hard to beat our Level 1 handling performance package (HPP018). It come with our BMR 1" lowering springs (SP019) and our BMR front and rear sway bar kit (SB030). If you wanted to swap the 1" lowering springs our for our 1.4" lowering springs (SP022) or our split drop 1.4" front/1" rear lowering (SP025) we could do that also. If you have any question or if there is anything we can help you out on let us know.

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Would I HAVE to upgrade my end links or are the stock ones going to be fine, keep I mind the car is only used for daily driving and no track usage what so ever.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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Got a 2010 ss. I don't push the car that much just some spirited driving here and there. I want to lowered it and don't want to spend the money on coil overs so please don't even say it. I need some help deciding on what drop I want.

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Thanks in advanced!
The Hotchkis springs are one of the best riding springs out there and would typically be what I recommend. Pfadt springs are great too, just a little lower. It doesn't sound like you really do anything competitive with your Camaro so upgrading to the ZL spec FE4 style bars may be overkill for your situation.

I'd suggest either going with the Hotchkis package Part # 80115-1 or the Pfadt sport sway package Part # 1450011. Both packages include springs and sway bars and are very affordable.

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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Can anyone verify that these springs are better than the 2012 SS's?
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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We are the largest domestic Hotchkis dealer in Arizona and I personally have a '10 and a '12 SS, great riding and handling suspension. I feel its an improvement over the stock springs, my '10 has over 75k on it and it handles and rides awesome.

PM me if your interested in a Hotchkis kit, I have some of the best prices.
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The Hotchkis springs are one of the best riding springs out there and would typically be what I recommend. Pfadt springs are great too, just a little lower. It doesn't sound like you really do anything competitive with your Camaro so upgrading to the ZL spec FE4 style bars may be overkill for your situation.

I'd suggest either going with the Hotchkis package Part # 80115-1 or the Pfadt sport sway package Part # 1450011. Both packages include springs and sway bars and are very affordable.

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I'm with Tyler on this one. I have the Hotchkis 1" springs and loved the ride/look prior to adding the sways. I added the Pfadt ZL spec sways from JDP and the poly subframe bushings. Car handles great and rides nice on smooth and even roads, but it is a little harsh on bad and uneven roads as a result of the sways, not the springs. A sport sway bar may be good enough for your driving.
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Can anyone verify that these springs are better than the 2012 SS's?
Better in what way?
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Can anyone verify that these springs are better than the 2012 SS's?
My Hotchkis springs are better quality, provide better handling, braking, and looks over OEM. The ride quality is the same or better in a different more planted stable way over OEM. If I did one mod only it would be the springs for all the aforementioned benefits.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:15 AM   #12
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I dont think im going to go zl1 spec sways, i just cant justify the extra money for what i use my car as
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I dont think im going to go zl1 spec sways, i just cant justify the extra money for what i use my car as
That can work for you. What wheel and tire package are you running?
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #14
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With the 10 SS staggered wheels and tire the ZL1 bars will work for you. You'll have to upgrade the RLCAs and use the Z front enlinks and droplinks. Drill out the 10mm holes in the front strut tabs for the 12mm Z link studs. Get some hardened washers for the nuts that hold the sway bar straps in place.
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Would I HAVE to upgrade my end links or are the stock ones going to be fine, keep I mind the car is only used for daily driving and no track usage what so ever.
You wouldn't have to upgrade your end links unless you wanted to. The factory end links generally hold up quite well if you are mainly going to be using the vehicle for daily driving duty. If you plan on road racing or auto crossing the car it definitely wouldn't hurt to upgrade the end links to something that will handle the abuse better like our BMR end links (ELK004)
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A 2010 strut has a 10mm hole for the endlink. A ZL1 sway bar has a 12mm hole for the 12mm endlink stud.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:34 PM   #18
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Ahhhhh im still undecided!
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Ahhhhh im still undecided!
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Your entire catalog installed on my car? Throw in your L28's wheels and I might even show some teef in my smile
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He said TEEF , wow haven't heard that in a while.
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