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 > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis

Suspension / Brakes / Chassis All suspension, brakes and chassis discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
BAWLZ SS

 
BAWLZ SS's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro LS3 2SS/RS, 1968 Nova
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 977
Red face Do you have to get new struts if you get lowering springs?

Im looking into getting a set of lowering springs but just wondering if i had to also get new struts since im going with a lower spring. Can anybody answer that question for me. Will i have any strut failure after a while. Im leaning towards hotchkis.
BAWLZ SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 01:41 AM   #2
axis
Search Ninja
 
axis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Ark
Posts: 7,196
No. You use your OEM struts. I don't think anyone makes aftermarket struts yet. I haven't heard of a rash of strut failures yet.
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Halltech CF 102 fed
GPI modded intake manifold
Bo (knows) White ported TB
Kooks LT's/ Dynomax VT
Pfadted (springs/sways)
Dyno tuned by Rhino and GPI

I once parallel parked a train.
axis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
BAWLZ SS

 
BAWLZ SS's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro LS3 2SS/RS, 1968 Nova
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 977
Cool

Thanks i appreciate the info. Any knowledge or preference on any particular brand of springs u recommend. Hotchkis vs. Pedders vs. Pfdat?
BAWLZ SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 01:57 AM   #4
axis
Search Ninja
 
axis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Ark
Posts: 7,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by BAWLZ SS View Post
Thanks i appreciate the info. Any knowledge or preference on any particular brand of springs u recommend. Hotchkis vs. Pedders vs. Pfdat?
That is something that everyone will debate. I think the top 2 are Pfadt and Pedders. Hotchkis and BMR are probably pretty close, although I haven't heard much on them since their springs are just now hitting the market. I'm just going by their name and quality with the parts that they have out now. Eibach would be next on the list with H&R and Vogtland bringing up the rear. When mine goes down, it will be either Pfadt or Pedders.
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Halltech CF 102 fed
GPI modded intake manifold
Bo (knows) White ported TB
Kooks LT's/ Dynomax VT
Pfadted (springs/sways)
Dyno tuned by Rhino and GPI

I once parallel parked a train.
axis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 06:13 AM   #5
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by axis View Post
No. You use your OEM struts. I don't think anyone makes aftermarket struts yet. I haven't heard of a rash of strut failures yet.
What he said. You really have no choice and there isnt any reason you can't or shouldn't use them.
__________________

Last edited by Apex Motorsports; 08-03-2010 at 11:18 AM.
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:56 AM   #6
IPS Brandon
 
IPS Brandon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS black
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 907
Send a message via AIM to IPS Brandon
The springs from most manufacturers were in fact designed to work 100% properly with the factory strut. Most springs have properly engineered springs rates which create a minimal increase in wear on the strut, as well as the travel on the strut is still with in its designed region.

Unfortunately there are not manufacturers that produced struts for the car yet, however I know many will release very soon.

If you have any further questions let us know.

Regards
IPS Brandon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #7
BMR guy


 
BMR guy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1SS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,097
The shock valving for the most part is actually pretty good on this car unless you go too low. As long as you don't lower it too far (below 1.4") the OE shocks will be fine dampening the higher rate lowering spring.

Last edited by BMR guy; 08-03-2010 at 01:13 PM.
BMR guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #8
JusticePete
CamaroCross Founder
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,694
When lowering springs are installed they should not cause strut failure. Strut failures from lowering springs occur when the new spring with cut bumpstop allow too much travel resultiing in damage to the foot valve. I am not aware of ANY issues like this to date on the 5th Gen with lowering coils. That means you'll have to choose among a number of quality brands with no worries.

So many choices and so little time.
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:56 AM   #9
BAWLZ SS

 
BAWLZ SS's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro LS3 2SS/RS, 1968 Nova
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 977
Thanks appreciate the info!
BAWLZ SS 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
BMR Lowering Springs - How It's Made BMR Suspension Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 40 06-22-2010 11:32 AM
Lowering springs and rear gears V6 information macwest 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12 04-30-2010 11:58 PM
Eibach Lowering Springs & Sway Bars @ Phastek Performance Jason@Phastek Performance Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 0 01-29-2010 04:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


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