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Old 01-22-2010, 06:12 PM   #18
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167 miles is hardly enough to conclude the 13%

JMO.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:17 PM   #19
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Will these work for the LT models or is this only for SS models?
they have the part number for both the LT and the SS, you just have to specify which model you have when ordering it
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:23 PM   #20
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So lower it until it just barely scrapes the road and get 40+MPG!!!
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:37 PM   #21
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lol so you could buy any companies springs and sways. That has a 1 inch drop to gain that 13% mpg.

Sounds a little crazy, but it makes sense. In my car i could get up to 29-30 mpg on the freeway.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:48 PM   #22
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maybe the bushings are filled with snake oil?
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:03 PM   #23
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they forgot to mention that the installation of their suspension also includes the installation of a hybrid engine.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:17 PM   #24
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you guys really dont get aerodynamics do you?
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:33 PM   #25
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I bought the H&R kit for mine lowers the front 1.4 and the rear 1.3. Should be here buy Wednesday and install that Saturday. Pictures to follow.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #26
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How come the Eibach are so much cheaper than the Hotchkis kits?
Hi Guys,

Just looking at this thread, thought we would make a few comments. Please don't compare our parts to the low-cost solutions on the market. Historically, our suspension packages have never been the least expensive on the market. That's because we invest a huge amount of time and resources into product development and testing, plus we only use the best domestic materials.

For example, our Sport Spring development program for the 5th Gen Camaro took longer than most, because GM designed the spring with a large amount of pre-load from the factory. In testing, we have seen some aftermarket springs where at full droop you can literally push the spring right off the perch. We engineered a solution that fits like a factory spring but offers dramatically improved performance. We spent nearly five months (and multiple track tests) developing a spring where the coils go inside each other during compression, so at full droop it has pre-load like the factory. They offer a comfortable ride and improved performance, as well as a lower stance.

All that R&D means we have to charge a little more for our springs, but we can say with confidence that they are the best product on the market.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:14 PM   #27
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Does anyone have a pic of their camaro on 22s with a 1" drop? I wanna see if its low enough. The price is great, I am only lowering the car for looks, I am not concerned with the performance benefits.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:41 PM   #28
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Hi Guys,

Just looking at this thread, thought we would make a few comments. Please don't compare our parts to the low-cost solutions on the market. Historically, our suspension packages have never been the least expensive on the market. That's because we invest a huge amount of time and resources into product development and testing, plus we only use the best domestic materials.

For example, our Sport Spring development program for the 5th Gen Camaro took longer than most, because GM designed the spring with a large amount of pre-load from the factory. In testing, we have seen some aftermarket springs where at full droop you can literally push the spring right off the perch. We engineered a solution that fits like a factory spring but offers dramatically improved performance. We spent nearly five months (and multiple track tests) developing a spring where the coils go inside each other during compression, so at full droop it has pre-load like the factory. They offer a comfortable ride and improved performance, as well as a lower stance.

All that R&D means we have to charge a little more for our springs, but we can say with confidence that they are the best product on the market.
Thanks for chiming in! Can you comment on their claims of increased fuel economy and whether your product will result in the same? Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:43 PM   #29
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That's a good point from Hotchkis, you generally get what you pay for. I have never seen springs that cheap aside from "e-bay specials", it does make a person wonder.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:59 PM   #30
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lol so you could buy any companies springs and sways. That has a 1 inch drop to gain that 13% mpg.

Sounds a little crazy, but it makes sense. In my car i could get up to 29-30 mpg on the freeway.
Hey did you get your car back from Turbonetics? If yes, how is the kit? I haven't seen any reports from you. PM me if you like!
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:18 PM   #31
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Hey did you get your car back from Turbonetics? If yes, how is the kit? I haven't seen any reports from you. PM me if you like!
Hey,
Yea i got my car back, but the turbo is not on the car at the moment. They took the kit off cause that was the only copy. So they are getting the kit made into production and then going to put the kit back on.

Takes a long time.... I CANT WAIT TILL ITS DONE!!! lol
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:24 PM   #32
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That's a good point from Hotchkis, you generally get what you pay for. I have never seen springs that cheap aside from "e-bay specials", it does make a person wonder.
There are several members here that have installed Eibach Prokit springs without a problem. I haven't read where any of them have been dissatisfied with their purchase. Yes they are probably the most least expensive but I think it has more to do with the fact that they mass produce them for just about every application. I've used them before and know of MANY people that have them and all have been completely satisified. Are the higher priced Pedders, Pfadt, Hotchkis better, probably but how do YOU define better? If you're going to be autoxing your car or something along those lines, the higher priced ones are probably better for you. If you want the nice 1in drop and improved handling for spirited driving, the Eibachs are more than capable. The same goes for the sways.
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how much does this kit lower the car if any?
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:30 AM   #34
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how much does this kit lower the car if any?
Did you read the advertisement.
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