Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
sjm autoprod
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2010, 09:29 AM   #29
Rob@WretchedMS
 
Drives: His Wife Crazy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Silas Deane Auto,CT Name: Rob Anderson
Posts: 1,787
agreed
Rob@WretchedMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #30
JusticePete
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17,637
Can the Pedders Camaro Supercar beat a Saleen Supercar? Cast your vote in this thread: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100421
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 09:51 AM   #31
Rob@WretchedMS
 
Drives: His Wife Crazy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Silas Deane Auto,CT Name: Rob Anderson
Posts: 1,787
A good read for all.
Rob@WretchedMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 03:11 PM   #32
My 5th

 
My 5th's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6 Black on Black
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Global Citizen
Posts: 1,099
A question for you Pedders experts. I have the Xa's and Solution B bars on my SS. I measured my ride height and have a front fender measurement of 28 3/4" and a rear measurement of 29". I compared my measurements with 3 other Xa owners and most of their ride heights are lower than mine. What practical improvements would I have to my car's handling if I lowered it an additional 1/4" all around?

Is there any significant benefit to doing this, other than "looks" which are subjective? My car was intially about 1/2" lower and I had slight front spoiler issues backing out of my driveway (which isn't that steep), and a parking garage I frequent has a down-sloping exit ramp that will make my exhaust pipes hit as I go over the break in the slope, and I can't always exit at an angle because of other traffic. So there was a practical reason for raising my car 1/2". But I can't stand the "pressure" that somebody's car is lower than mine I like how my car looks now, but 1/4" may look even better. Is there a real handling improvement that would result from the 1/4"?
__________________
Meh
My 5th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #33
My 5th

 
My 5th's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6 Black on Black
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Global Citizen
Posts: 1,099
I guess some questions are tougher to answer than others. Here's another question:

What's the difference between a good company with good products, and a great company with great products?

Answer: Follow Up!
__________________
Meh
My 5th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 11:15 PM   #34
Rob@WretchedMS
 
Drives: His Wife Crazy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Silas Deane Auto,CT Name: Rob Anderson
Posts: 1,787
sorry for not answering sooner, i've been dealing with personal issues and must have missed this.

The 1/4" will be more of a looks change rather than a handling change. While obviously the lower the better, clearance is very important.

have a good day.
Rob@WretchedMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 12:15 AM   #35
My 5th

 
My 5th's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6 Black on Black
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Global Citizen
Posts: 1,099
Thanks for the answer.
__________________
Meh
My 5th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #36
ipimpthisc
Banned
 
Drives: @twinturbo, cammed, intrcooled@
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: nyc, EAST COAST HEAVY HITTERS
Posts: 745
Send a message via AIM to ipimpthisc
Pedders I have a deep respect for you all... i must say I am very impressed at the wealth or info and honesty u guys post. and I am very happy that I know u and have access to such info
ipimpthisc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 02:58 PM   #37
JusticePete
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipimpthisc View Post
Pedders I have a deep respect for you all... i must say I am very impressed at the wealth or info and honesty u guys post. and I am very happy that I know u and have access to such info
Thank you for your kind words. We are proud to be a part of the Camaro5 community.
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 10:49 PM   #38
JusticePete
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17,637
We get a lot of emails and PMs requesting information on the 5th Gen ZETA II chassis. We answer them and refer them to this thread as a reference.
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 04:43 PM   #39
terry_b

 
terry_b's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 2SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 1,084
Send a message via MSN to terry_b
This is an AMAZING post for anyone new to the game, and just as good for the experienced racer. I'm a fledgling car guy at best (financially limited only, I am very mechanically inclined) and there was so such useful info here.

I'm sitting here thinking "yeah, go with stiffer springs and says and I'm golden"... damn I underestimated those silly little rubber chunks! I didn't realize just how much they can influence the car's ride. That will definitely be my first suspension upgrade.

As far as the actual camaro suspension, I knew it was independent and that was good enough for me... now I fully appreciate the car for what it is - and what it can be

I am basically a degree away from an engineer, I'm nuclear trained, and I'm very detail specific - so I can really appreciate the R&D that GM put into the 5th gen, and I am just speechless at the amount of R&D that Pedders has done on the car (although if I had the chance to drive and fine tune supercars for a living a bit of research would be a small price!). I tip my hat and pick my jaw off the floor Pedders! You guys rock!
terry_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 04:56 PM   #40
Rob@WretchedMS
 
Drives: His Wife Crazy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Silas Deane Auto,CT Name: Rob Anderson
Posts: 1,787
Thank you, the credit goes to Pete, he's the driving force behind Pedders USA.
We just try to keep up, lol
Rob@WretchedMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #41
JusticePete
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by terry_b View Post
This is an AMAZING post for anyone new to the game, and just as good for the experienced racer. I'm a fledgling car guy at best (financially limited only, I am very mechanically inclined) and there was so such useful info here.

I'm sitting here thinking "yeah, go with stiffer springs and says and I'm golden"... damn I underestimated those silly little rubber chunks! I didn't realize just how much they can influence the car's ride. That will definitely be my first suspension upgrade.

As far as the actual camaro suspension, I knew it was independent and that was good enough for me... now I fully appreciate the car for what it is - and what it can be

I am basically a degree away from an engineer, I'm nuclear trained, and I'm very detail specific - so I can really appreciate the R&D that GM put into the 5th gen, and I am just speechless at the amount of R&D that Pedders has done on the car (although if I had the chance to drive and fine tune supercars for a living a bit of research would be a small price!). I tip my hat and pick my jaw off the floor Pedders! You guys rock!
Thank you for the kind words.

We had an opportunity to work with the guys from West Coast Customs on a 2011 5th Gen build. Our segment has some valuable information that pertains to this thread. I hope you enjoy it.

JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2011, 08:20 PM   #42
mws444


 
mws444's Avatar
 
Drives: 701 RWHP Lingenfelter/Pedders Beast
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: El Paso
Posts: 2,965
Bumping this one up for all of the guys just starting to work on their suspensions.

This is a wealth of knowlege, and it is all free!
__________________
Lingenfelter forged balanced and blueprinted LS3, Maggie TVS 2300 LPE 9.5" Rearend 3.73,LPE dual disk clutch,10/14 rib belt drive,
MTI shifter,RPM Level VI,Corsa stainless cat back, Racing Brake Rotors, LPE calipers, LPE twin fuel pumps, American Racing long tube headers, GT9 cam Port and polished heads and an ADM majic tune.
701 RWHP,Fully Pedderized w/complete bushings and Sportsryder Supercar Remote resevior coilovers.
CCW 505t's Nitto Invo's and DR's
Beware of the LPE Brotherhood!
mws444 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
100 5th Gen Camaros Meet in SoCal?!?!? tribone California Meets and Events 961 04-24-2010 06:17 PM
First Post, Owned a 69 and am in for the 5th gen pruettfan 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 5 03-27-2010 02:13 PM
4th Gen 1/4 mile times versus 5th Gen 1/4 mile times Rock36 Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 52 07-29-2009 10:01 PM
2nd Gen to 5th Gen pikSkip Member Car Journals 0 06-01-2009 05:41 PM
Put ideas of a 5th gen on hold. mxkx250 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 2 08-10-2008 12:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.