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Old 10-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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QUESTION: For the suspension gurus

I now have a 2013 V6 Dusk Edition. When I had my 2011 2LT, I bought used 2010 SS springs and struts to put on that car, but wasn't able to get it done before the new ride. These parts have approx 2,000 miles on them. Question is... have there been any improvements to the 13 V6 struts/springs that would render the 10 SS struts/springs a pointless upgrade?

I know the SS got valving upgrades with the FE4 in 2012, but not sure on the V6 side. I have installed 1LE sways which made noticeable improvements. Just curious if installing these SS parts would give a gain in handling or not. Sorry so wordy!...lol

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Old 10-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Were I you, I would stay on my 13 springs and struts.

What size wheels and tires do you run?
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Stock 21" dusk edition with pirellis

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My 13 now has 5,000+ miles on it... Just looking at these SS parts and wondering install or sell.

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I am not that familiar with the details of the Dusk 6. Are the front and rear tires the same size?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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Nope staggered 8/9... rears are 275/35/21 fronts are 245/40/21

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1LE bars are designed for a square tire setup. You have a staggered setup which is more like a ZL1. 1LE bars are solid 27mm front (like our 27mm adjustable front bar) and 28mm rear. The ZL1 has 25mm front and 28mm rear bars. The ZL1 front bar is smaller to compensate for the staggered setup. The 1LE has that big 27mm bar to retain more understeer. Understeer is slow. Oversteer is fast. Your staggered wheel and tire setup with 1LE bars will not perform as well as the 1LE or ZL1. The bars are not matched to the wheel and tire setup

This is a common mistake being made by many 5th Gen owners because they read about the 1LE and how well balanced and mannered the car is. Dump the 27mm 1LE front bar and get a 25mm ZL1 bar or order a Pedders 32mm rear bar to get better handling balance.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:15 AM   #8
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Hmmm... anybody wanna trade front bars? lol

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