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View Poll Results: Which should I install first on my 1LE for road course racing?
Coilovers 4 80.00%
Pfadt Stage III ZL-spec kit 1 20.00%
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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First 1LE Suspension Mod: Coilovers or Stage III ZL spec

Looking for advice from 1LE owners with road course experience:

I bought the Pfadt Stage III ZL-spec kit for my 2SS/RS (non-1LE), but now that I'm trading in for a 2SS/RS/1LE, which should I do first? Coilovers or the Pfadt kit?

The Pfadt Stage III kit includes:
- 1.25" drop springs
- solid subframe bushings
- ZL-spec front/rear sways (stronger than the 1LE sways)
- Rear trailing arms with bushings
- Rear tie/toe rods with bushings

This will be my daily driver, with the occasional track day (not straight line - might happen, but not my goal).

Since the 1LE package provides a track-capable suspension already, and I know I want a lower stance on the car, I am debating whether it makes more sense to sell the Pfadt Stage III kit and start with coilovers instead (Pfadt or other). Eventually I will want both, but want to get the most bang for my buck with the first suspension mod.

Let me know what you think
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Which coilovers did you habe un mind?
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:25 PM   #3
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I have heard great things about the Solíd subframe bushings . The only downside a possible small change of noise compared to stock. How much did you pay for all?

If I was you I would keep everything except the springs. Sell all the stuff you take off and get a set of coilovers
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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Which coilovers did you habe un mind?
I could get BC coilovers plus camber plates for the cost of the Pfadt kit I already have.

I would do ridetech or pfadt if I can find the extra funds
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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I'm going into the Pfadt route.

How much will u sell everything except for the springs I might buy it from you!!!
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I wanted coilovers but to get rid of the wheel hop I was told I need to upgrade other stuff first like bushings etc...

But I still want coilovers due to the fact that I can control the height
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:00 PM   #7
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poly upper control arm bushings if you have everything else out. i held off changing the toe rods since the 1LE has the ZL1 links and have spherical links.
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poly upper control arm bushings if you have everything else out. i held off changing the toe rods since the 1LE has the ZL1 links and have spherical links.
I have pfadt rear upper control arm bushings pre-pressed in GM brackets - will definitely install them if I go forward with the solid subframe bushings.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #9
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I got 1le struts and shocks on the way for my car in addition to zl spec sways. I plan to get the solid mounts and UCA bushings soon to finish it all off. I just dont wanna spend the money on coilovers only.
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