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MarioSS 01-31-2016 03:04 PM

1LE shocks/struts or BC coilovers
 
Hello guys

I am considering lowering my 2010 SS. Plan is to either go with BMR 1.25" springs, or APEX 1.25" springs, coupled with 1LE shocks and struts.
But for the same price I can geta set of BC coilovers.

My car is daily driven, and roads here are terrible! I don't do any Auto X, just spirited driving.
I am aiming to have a better more aggressive stance, while improving the car handling. And still have a comfortable ride for daily driving.

Looking forward to hear what you guys suggest. Thanks


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MarioSS 02-01-2016 12:29 PM

Come on guys

Black Knight 02-01-2016 06:30 PM

:pop2:!

Tmick5jr 02-01-2016 06:59 PM

none of you options above will leave you with a nice and comfortable ride. the stock ride quality isn't even nice. your best bet is coilovers. i wouldn't waste my time on the 1le suspension bits. Ive seen plenty of guys take them off their 1le's and put on coilovers. the coilovers will offer you a lot of adjustability which is very nice. You can get your ride height exactly where you want it and not be stuck with the one way street that springs are.

bkscott 02-01-2016 07:09 PM

From a ride quality standpoint you will not beat coilovers, I have run the BC's for over 60k and anyone who has a stock suspension Camaro will always comment on how much better my car rides.

It is one of the things I like the most.

MarioSS 02-02-2016 02:58 AM

Cheers guys! really appreciate your inputs.

With the BC's are the any click and clunks noises or its dead silent?

Lastly do I need to drill my trunk to have the adjusters mounted? Or I can keep them off and just install them when I need to do any adjustment?


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hesster 02-02-2016 07:54 AM

I really considered the drop spring route, but decided to go with the BC ER's instead. They are on order, along with a whole mess of BMR suspension parts. Did a lot of research on the forum and with vendors to select the BMR Parts (PM if you are interested). I figured the adjust-ability of the coil over for ride height and dampening was worth the investment, we shall see. Lots of other C/O's out there, but the price can get outrageous, and like you, my car is for aggressive street use only.

MarioSS 02-02-2016 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by hesster (Post 8877354)
I really considered the drop spring route, but decided to go with the BC ER's instead. They are on order, along with a whole mess of BMR suspension parts. Did a lot of research on the forum and with vendors to select the BMR Parts (PM if you are interested). I figured the adjust-ability of the coil over for ride height and dampening was worth the investment, we shall see. Lots of other C/O's out there, but the price can get outrageous, and like you, my car is for aggressive street use only.

Appreciate your offer brother! Would love to know where you got your coilovers from and for how much.

Still have a long way to reach such setup like yours.

Think I am going to start with BC coilovers too

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My 5th 02-08-2016 01:35 PM

Here's my experience:
Started stock (of course), went with Pedders Xa's and Solution B sway bars. Very noticeable ride and performance improvement--no noises. Put 50K+ miles on them and wanted something different. The Pedders never leaked, but there was some rust on the springs. Didn't affect performance and you couldn't see the rust unless you put the car on a lift. But I'm OCD about my car so...

Switched to Ridetech. Great performance and quality materials and construction. But...a lot of noise--clunks, rattles, etc. Ridetechs are noisy because there is NO rubber in any of the attachment points. Makes for great performance, but noisy. Couldn't live with the noise on a DD so...

Went with BMR 1" lowering springs and 1LE struts and shocks. Much quieter and solid feeling with performance almost as good as the Ridetechs. The BMR springs give me the same stance as the Xa's and Ridtechs. I think my current ride quality is only slightly more stiff than the stock springs, but I really like how the car feels more solid and connected--and quiet. I realize a lot of my performance comes from the Pfadt sway bars, with the ZL1 rear LCA and outboard sway bar mounts, but my car now feels like a single, connected machine, not just a chassis set on top of some springs.

MarioSS 02-11-2016 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by My 5th (Post 8889961)
Here's my experience:
Started stock (of course), went with Pedders Xa's and Solution B sway bars. Very noticeable ride and performance improvement--no noises. Put 50K+ miles on them and wanted something different. The Pedders never leaked, but there was some rust on the springs. Didn't affect performance and you couldn't see the rust unless you put the car on a lift. But I'm OCD about my car so...

Switched to Ridetech. Great performance and quality materials and construction. But...a lot of noise--clunks, rattles, etc. Ridetechs are noisy because there is NO rubber in any of the attachment points. Makes for great performance, but noisy. Couldn't live with the noise on a DD so...

Went with BMR 1" lowering springs and 1LE struts and shocks. Much quieter and solid feeling with performance almost as good as the Ridetechs. The BMR springs give me the same stance as the Xa's and Ridtechs. I think my current ride quality is only slightly more stiff than the stock springs, but I really like how the car feels more solid and connected--and quiet. I realize a lot of my performance comes from the Pfadt sway bars, with the ZL1 rear LCA and outboard sway bar mounts, but my car now feels like a single, connected machine, not just a chassis set on top of some springs.

One great input man! Thanks a million



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C-redfly 02-13-2016 12:12 AM

My BC coilovers make clunks and click noises but I only hear it when I'm parking or parallel parking.

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bkscott 02-13-2016 01:28 AM

Check your endlinks and be sure they are tight....you will be surprised at how much articulation there is in the front suspension.


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