Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Solo Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics

Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Camaro ZL1 specific topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
Shurenuff

 
Shurenuff's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 Nissan Altima
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,056
Height Adjustable Coilovers?

From the recent spyshots of the Z28, many have concluded that there's a very good possibility that coilovers are included as a suspension upgrade based on the stance of the vehicle. If that's the case, the most likely supplier would be Pedders because of their close involvement with GM.

My question is, if the Z28 does come with coilovers stock, do you believe that they will be ride height adjustable like pretty much any other aftermarket coilover, including Pedders? Ride height/stance is extremely important to me from a looks standpoint and if we don't have to throw any money on upgraded components to achieve the ride height of our choice, that would be a huge benefit. It would save me thousands as this would be one of my first upgrades.

What do you think?
Shurenuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
2cnd chance
It Will Be Mine
 
2cnd chance's Avatar
 
Drives: A Z06 or a 2015 1LE?
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Road
Posts: 6,263
not gonna happen.
i wish as well, but if you have coilovers on a car yoiu know not many could/would use them, and even if they did they would screw them up.
2cnd chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,045
I don't think they would for liability. To me, there might be a potential liability if the customer sets the car up wrong and GM somehow be found liable. I don't remember where I read something about that, but I do recall that being a potential problem.

I wish they would give us some coil overs though
__________________
"...What IS true: We anticipated that this would happen - we are never finished - and yes, Ford DOES deserve to win now and then. To think that GM can come out with a car to make ford throw in the towel is simply foolhardy..." - fbodfather
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,394
I don't see a company like GM bolting on and warrantying an aftermarket part.
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
2SSRS@Gen5diy
Salt & Pepper 2014 Z/28

 
2SSRS@Gen5diy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS IOM ,2014 Z/28, 66 Nova
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: By the lake in AZ
Posts: 11,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apex Chase View Post
I don't see a company like GM bolting on and warrantying an aftermarket part.
Lets see if remember, But is Hurst not a company that that GM is bolting on and warrantying an aftermarket part. I can go on but will stop there.
__________________
2SSRS@Gen5diy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 08:29 PM   #6
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2SSRS View Post
Lets see if remember, But is Hurst not a company that that GM is bolting on and warrantying an aftermarket part. I can go on but will stop there.
I get what your saying but I wouldn't hold my breathe. Coil overs would be a different ballgame than a shifter.
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
2SSRS@Gen5diy
Salt & Pepper 2014 Z/28

 
2SSRS@Gen5diy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS IOM ,2014 Z/28, 66 Nova
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: By the lake in AZ
Posts: 11,769
You are right, with the cost of coil overs they will probably not include that in the Z28, But if you went to SEMA last year all the cars at the GM booth had the pedders coil overs on them, (almost all the camares at the show had them on) So lets hope for the 50K this car will cost we get some good components.

One last thing Going with a coil over get them a good amount of wight of the car.
__________________
2SSRS@Gen5diy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 08:46 PM   #8
boxmonkeyracing
juggernaut
 
boxmonkeyracing's Avatar
 
Drives: VRSCF, 2011 SS vert
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: kenly, nc
Posts: 3,345
Send a message via AIM to boxmonkeyracing Send a message via Yahoo to boxmonkeyracing
what's wrong with them installing coil overs? make them sign a waiver at time of buying if it's a liability issue. hell they make people buying a ZR1 take a class. so what the difference?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.
boxmonkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 10:22 PM   #9
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,788
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by boxmonkeyracing View Post
what's wrong with them installing coil overs? make them sign a waiver at time of buying if it's a liability issue. hell they make people buying a ZR1 take a class. so what the difference?
The difference is that the class is for driving skill, and not technical ability. People can't 'adjust' the ZR1 and kill themselves because of it. And waivers are a good idea, but they'd never work...what about the guy who buys the car from the guy who signed the waiver? And think of the PR backlash!!

I'm curious why a low-stance HAS to be coilovers? A lower ride height can't just indicate a modified suspension system? Lower Springs?

IF there were coilovers on the car -- they would be preset and NON-adjustable. If the car did have adjustable suspension, it'd be in the flavor of Magnetic Ride Control, and the adjustment would be preset electronically: Soft or Stiff. Too many dangers to do otherwise...
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 10:41 PM   #10
boxmonkeyracing
juggernaut
 
boxmonkeyracing's Avatar
 
Drives: VRSCF, 2011 SS vert
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: kenly, nc
Posts: 3,345
Send a message via AIM to boxmonkeyracing Send a message via Yahoo to boxmonkeyracing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoneye View Post
The difference is that the class is for driving skill, and not technical ability. People can't 'adjust' the ZR1 and kill themselves because of it. And waivers are a good idea, but they'd never work...what about the guy who buys the car from the guy who signed the waiver? And think of the PR backlash!!

I'm curious why a low-stance HAS to be coilovers? A lower ride height can't just indicate a modified suspension system? Lower Springs?

IF there were coilovers on the car -- they would be preset and NON-adjustable. If the car did have adjustable suspension, it'd be in the flavor of Magnetic Ride Control, and the adjustment would be preset electronically: Soft or Stiff. Too many dangers to do otherwise...

true about the second buyer. but we as a people need to start taking responsibility for our own actions. setting up any car in a non manufactured way has it's consequences. is it hypertechs fault that I blew the engine in my camaro. because I had open exhaust LT headers ls6 intake. . .no. it's mine. but that's a different discussion all together.

I would love the Z to have adjustable suspension. . .seeing how I love racing and road carving. that would benefit me more then a stock non-adjustable car.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.
boxmonkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 10:44 PM   #11
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,788
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by boxmonkeyracing View Post
true about the second buyer. but we as a people need to start taking responsibility for our own actions. setting up any car in a non manufactured way has it's consequences. is it hypertechs fault that I blew the engine in my camaro. because I had open exhaust LT headers ls6 intake. . .no. it's mine. but that's a different discussion all together.
Agreed on all points.

Quote:
Originally Posted by boxmonkeyracing View Post
I would love the Z to have adjustable suspension. . .seeing how I love racing and road carving. that would benefit me more then a stock non-adjustable car.
Me, too! But you have to figure, too...even if it was adjustable...the range would probably be limited compared to the aftermarket...
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 10:48 PM   #12
boxmonkeyracing
juggernaut
 
boxmonkeyracing's Avatar
 
Drives: VRSCF, 2011 SS vert
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: kenly, nc
Posts: 3,345
Send a message via AIM to boxmonkeyracing Send a message via Yahoo to boxmonkeyracing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoneye View Post
Agreed on all points.

Me, too! But you have to figure, too...even if it was adjustable...the range would probably be limited compared to the aftermarket...
yes but still available. . .and something is better then nothing. for all we know it has the magnetic ride.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.
boxmonkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 10:55 PM   #13
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,788
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by boxmonkeyracing View Post
...for all we know it has the magnetic ride.
God, I hope so....
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 11:07 PM   #14
2SSRS@Gen5diy
Salt & Pepper 2014 Z/28

 
2SSRS@Gen5diy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS IOM ,2014 Z/28, 66 Nova
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: By the lake in AZ
Posts: 11,769
Why don't we ask pedders, i think if you told them that you will band them from posting any more we can get the info out of them.
__________________
2SSRS@Gen5diy 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
5th Gen Suspension -- The Book JusticePete Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 148 09-04-2013 03:28 PM
Remote Reservoir Seperate Bound and Rebound Adjustable 5th Gen Coilovers JusticePete Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 144 12-07-2011 04:50 PM
Pfadt Coilovers NOW SHIPPING - FREE IPS Brandon Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 3 07-21-2010 03:02 PM
BC Racing Coilovers 2010 Camaro | $75.00 Gift Certificate w/ Purchase! AutoAgenda Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 5 06-21-2010 09:13 PM
Installation Camaro Needed for Manual for a Justice Install Package in SF Bay Area Info@PeddersUSA.com USA - California 6 04-30-2010 09:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.