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Old 04-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Just rear drop springs?

I got my rear drop springs in and Im thinkin about not putting the fronts in. I like how it looks this way with both wheel wells the same height. I am concerned about how it will handle however. I also replaced the sway bars with SS sway bars. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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I'd love to help you man but I really just don't know the answer. It seems like the car would ride really weird and it might be hard to align this way.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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I am also interested in seeing pics
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:02 PM   #6
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I did the exact opposite.
I put in the droped front springs, and left the back up.
Your car will not handle well when cornering.
My car handles so much better with the front droped, and the stiffer springs and sway bars really help the car not roll over.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:28 AM   #7
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I got my rear drop springs in and Im thinkin about not putting the fronts in. I like how it looks this way with both wheel wells the same height. I am concerned about how it will handle however. I also replaced the sway bars with SS sway bars. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
You have reduced the balance. but you need to determine this. Take it out in a open parking lot a play

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Old 04-16-2010, 07:37 AM   #8
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:43 AM   #9
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You have reduced the balance. but you need to determine this. Take it out in a open parking lot a play

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Will do! I read that the fr/rr weight ratio is 52/48. By dropping the rear springs it should shift the ratio closer to 50/50 and isnt this ideal for handling or is it just a starting point?
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IMO it looks much better level. Don't worry about the naysayers, your car isn't going to mis-handle. The drop itself is nothing to worry about from a handling standpoint, put a few bags of groceries in the back and you would have practically the same weight shift. What you also get when installing lowering springs is increased spring rates. Generally increasing rates on one end of the car only is a no-no but in this case it actually works for you. The 2010 already has a problem with excessive understeer, by increasing the rear rates you are actually helping to correct this. Increasing rates in the front only just contributes to the already-bad understeer problems....
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:57 PM   #11
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IMO it looks much better level. Don't worry about the naysayers, your car isn't going to mis-handle. The drop itself is nothing to worry about from a handling standpoint, put a few bags of groceries in the back and you would have practically the same weight shift. What you also get when installing lowering springs is increased spring rates. Generally increasing rates on one end of the car only is a no-no but in this case it actually works for you. The 2010 already has a problem with excessive understeer, by increasing the rear rates you are actually helping to correct this. Increasing rates in the front only just contributes to the already-bad understeer problems....
Great info. I did a test drive and really pushed the Gs and it felt great! No under/oversteer. Felt like if it was gonna break loose, the whole car would slide, not one end or the other. I feel good about it. One last question, since changing the rear springs and both sway bars to the heavier V8 stock bars, Should I still invest in a 4 wheel alignment? BTW do you have a price for a complete kit of the "stiffening parts" you produce for the rear and the pan as well as shock tower brace?
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Will do! I read that the fr/rr weight ratio is 52/48. By dropping the rear springs it should shift the ratio closer to 50/50 and isnt this ideal for handling or is it just a starting point?
Your Camaro will handle better with the back end lower than the front. But you will not be able to get to a 50/50.

Lowering the front end will decreasing understeer, but changing the relationship of front coil rates to rear coil rates by increasing front and not the rear, will increase understeer.

Now what needs to be done is to road test it and see if it meets your needs. If so, then be happy with your decisions

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Old 04-16-2010, 04:19 PM   #14
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Your Camaro will handle better with the back end lower than the front. But you will not be able to get to a 50/50.

Lowering the front end will decreasing understeer, but changing the relationship of front coil rates to rear coil rates by increasing front and not the rear, will increase understeer.

Now what needs to be done is to road test it and see if it meets your needs. If so, then be happy with your decisions

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Done! It is perrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect. I did get it a little loose once but it was slideways! It was just startin to rain but....Thanks for every1s input, I really appreciate it! Cam5 peeps are the chit!
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Lowering the front end will decreasing understeer, but changing the relationship of front coil rates to rear coil rates by increasing front and not the rear, will increase understeer.
Not sure I followed this. How will lowering the front decrease understeer? Is it related to the geometry of the suspension? One would assume if he lowers the front he's going to increase the rate relative to the rear, which you go on to state will increase understeer.


ROD1 whose springs did you use to drop the rear?
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:24 PM   #16
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Not sure I followed this. How will lowering the front decrease understeer? Is it related to the geometry of the suspension? One would assume if he lowers the front he's going to increase the rate relative to the rear, which you go on to state will increase understeer.


ROD1 whose springs did you use to drop the rear?
Eibach but when I sell the fronts, that will change and I am putting some Pedders in!

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Old 04-20-2010, 11:46 AM   #17
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Rod1 it looks nice,when you get ready for those Pedders springs let me know we have them in stock.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:31 PM   #18
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Rod1 looks good I have a 2 SS and I would like just a level look also and if lowering just the rear almost balances the car I'm all for that but BMR makes a rear control arm that lowers the rear I just wonder if that will have same effect has changing the springs BMR guy any help here. Plus you all make really cool stuff thats affordable to the regular guy.
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