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Old 07-20-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Installed my Pfadt Coilovers Tonight

Sorry, no pictures yet. I'll have some tomorrow for you all.

The install is fairly simple with the exception of removing the rubber bushing from the rear upper mounts. After this project I understand why the 5G Camaro is so damn heavy. The stock struts and springs must weight 100+ pounds.

I'd like to thank Chase at Apex for the coil overs deal and quick shipping!
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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post some pics! we would love to see it!
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=GrinderSS;2123087]The install is fairly simple with the exception of removing the rubber bushing from the rear upper mounts. After this project I understand why the 5G Camaro is so damn heavy. The stock struts and springs must weight 100+ pounds.[QUOTE]

yea they do, how much would you say the coilovers weigh? i just have their drop springs... i saved maybe a pound, which i gained back at mcdonalds
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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cool, can't wait to see the pics
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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yea they do, how much would you say the coilovers weigh? i just have their drop springs... i saved maybe a pound, which i gained back at mcdonalds
Shipping weight was 50 lbs. I believe, but that probably isn't exact.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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Weighed mine when I did the install a few months ago.

Front OEM strut assembly: 23.1 lb
Rear OEM shock assembly with mounting flange: 16.1 lb

Front PFADT coilover assembly with camber plate: 16.5 lb
Rear PFADT coilover assembly with mounting flange: 10.6 lb

Total front weight reduction: 13.2 lb
Total rear weight reduction: 11 lb

Removing the rubber bushings from the rear mounts was the most time consuming part of the whole install.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:28 PM   #7
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I have the Pfadt sport bars, end links and strut tower brace.

If I got the coil overs and kept them at stock height, would I notice any improvement in handling?
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #8
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I have the Pfadt sport bars, end links and strut tower brace.

If I got the coil overs and kept them at stock height, would I notice any improvement in handling?
Absolutely, coilovers are about a lot more than just ride height. You also get the benefits of reduced weight, decreased deflection, and full damping adjustment.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:11 PM   #9
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Coilovers also allow the ability to corner balance which lowering springs cannot.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #10
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Why are you keeping us waiting?
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:50 AM   #11
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pics please!
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #12
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COOL! Increased performance through superior parts and even a weight loss!!! That might not sound like a lot, but trim a little here, a little there, and next thing you know you've got substaintial weigh loss.

Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the pics'
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COOL! Increased performance through superior parts and even a weight loss!!! That might not sound like a lot, but trim a little here, a little there, and next thing you know you've got substaintial weigh loss.
That is one of the things that makes Pfadt engineering stand out, they understand that weight is critical to performance.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:20 PM   #14
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That is one of the things that makes Pfadt engineering stand out, they understand that weight is critical to performance.


Agreed! We love the Pfadt's for the Corvette market!

I personally run coilovers on my DD Z06. Talk about night day!

Let me know if I can help, PM me for questions!

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