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Old 09-13-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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My Pedders Xa coilovers

On my car i put on Pedders xa coilovers it was a Easy job for me i did it in my garage, This is the install papers from Pedders.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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The first thing you need to do is buy a MM tape measure from some one like home depot, As long as it will give you up to 750 mm it will work, So to start get some painters tape and put on the front and rear of your car over the center of the 4 wheel opening , I used blue Tape as it comes off easy, Now measure from the bottom of the rim on the tire side to the fender lip and put it on the tape.





This pic is after.



The reason for measuring the 4 sides is that your car is NOT the same in the front from side to side (my car was off 5 mm from one side to the other)
So i started the work and this is pics for you.



This is the sway bar link.





This is the strut on the ground.



You need to put some anti-zeize on the treads of the struts.



Then you set you gap in between the two adjusters



You need to set your coilovers to your set up height you want, And add or remove mm for the side that is high, On my car the drivers side was 675 mm and the other side was 679 mm so it was 4 mm higher, So when i did my front i set up the driver side at 12 mm between the two adjusters and the other side at 8mm to get the ride at the same side.





Ther is more to come.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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VERT NICE!!!!....im only doing a 1.5 drop. What was the drop on yours?
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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The max at 2 1/2 in the rear and 2 in the front.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:08 AM   #5
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Man that sucker is low...how does it drive??
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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I like it, As it got the body roll down more the 1/2 and if you like a firm ride you will like it a lot.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #7
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Being totally ignorant of suspensions, I have a couple questions...

1. Do you have to get a realignment after this install?
2. With a common floor jack and basic mechanic tools (non-pneumatic), can this be done by the average guy?
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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Yes you do need an alignment after this install, Yes if you look at the pics i did it on my ASS on the floor in my garage with hand tools and it was easy.
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That why i love working at a dealership i can use the lifts when even i need...But the car looks great that low
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:23 AM   #10
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And it drives great too, If you can do it you will be happy as it makes the car handle better.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:13 AM   #11
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is there a reason for the difference in height on the suspension? why would you not make it equal on both sides? is it to compensate for driver weight?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:18 AM   #12
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Could you do me a HUGE favor and measure the diameter of the widest point at the top of the coil? i.e. It should be around 3" compared to the factory 5" coil diameter at the top.

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is there a reason for the difference in height on the suspension? why would you not make it equal on both sides? is it to compensate for driver weight?
It's the car, It is not 100% the same and that is why you need it on a flat floor and then do what i did to set up the car at the same ride height, Hoop that helps.

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Could you do me a HUGE favor and measure the diameter of the widest point at the top of the coil? i.e. It should be around 3" compared to the factory 5" coil diameter at the top.

Thanks a bunch !!
Are you asking ME and if so do you need the front or the rear or the 2 let me know and i will do it for you.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:48 PM   #14
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Thank you for placing your trust in Pedders for your Camaro. We appreciate your business. Welcome to the PEDDERS NATION!
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After i got my new hood from Tommy Z i had one thing to fix so the hood will sit right, the hood was on top of the XA coilovers adjuster and was cutting the paint and fiberglass, So i had to drill a 1 3/8 hole in the bottom of the hood but as this is a 2pc hood only drill threw the bottom pc, I had a machinist friend make me some parts to make it look like it was meant to be there.

Let me know what you think.
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Nice job i just want to know if this rub your fender? I'm thinking of getting one too. thx.....
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After i got my new hood from Tommy Z i had one thing to fix so the hood will sit right, the hood was on top of the XA coilovers adjuster and was cutting the paint and fiberglass, So i had to drill a 1 3/8 hole in the bottom of the hood but as this is a 2pc hood only drill threw the bottom pc, I had a machinist friend make me some parts to make it look like it was meant to be there.

Let me know what you think.
I have good new and bad news about this problem. The Xa adjuster did contact certain aftermarket hoods. We have made a running change in the product to shorten the threaded shaft that comes up into the hood area. The new shorter design does NOT make contact with the hood.

We have Supercar Coilovers in stock right now ready to ship with the NEW low profile strut shafts, along with Supercar Endlinks 27mm front, 27mm rear and 32mm rear bars.

We will have containers landing in our Texas warehouse in two weeks with the new low profile strut shaft Xa coilovers. We have in stock ready to ship, Xa / OE length endlinks, 27mm front, 27mm rear and 32mm rear sways along with most other Camaro bits.
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