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Old 06-29-2020, 06:38 AM   #1
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Coilovers on ZL1

I have been searching the forum to find out if anyone has replaced the Mag Ride with coilovers. Does someone make a plug in device to fool the computer?

I am thinking about switching the mag ride out but I know that the computer is looking for signals from the mag ride.

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Old 06-29-2020, 07:03 AM   #2
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What would be the advantages of coil overs?
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:27 AM   #3
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Less expense over time. The front are now 400 to 500 each. They are going up and I am not sure how easy they will be to get later. Coilovers will last longer and easier to replace over time. I love the mag ride, but I have a leaky one at only 35K miles.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:14 AM   #4
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Didn't ZMENOW say they now have a lifetime warranty when purchased from the right source? Mag ride is a big part of what makes it a ZL1!
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:10 AM   #5
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Didn't ZMENOW say they now have a lifetime warranty when purchased from the right source? Mag ride is a big part of what makes it a ZL1!
Yes and I am leaning that way, but would like to understand my options.
It is an easier choice if there is no plug and play module to fool the computer.

I believe that the 2012 ZL1 Coupe with F55 for fronts is part numbers:

AC Delco - 580-428 and 429.

Can someone verify that as well.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:32 PM   #6
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Yes and I am leaning that way, but would like to understand my options.
It is an easier choice if there is no plug and play module to fool the computer.

I believe that the 2012 ZL1 Coupe with F55 for fronts is part numbers:

AC Delco - 580-428 and 429.

Can someone verify that as well.

You have an FE5 suspension from what I have read on your thread. The MAG deletes have gotten cheaper over the past for years but still not cheap.


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Old 06-29-2020, 02:47 PM   #7
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Build sheet says F-55. Not sure if that is the suspension or a variant of FE5.

Do you have part numbers for FE5?
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:50 PM   #8
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Wow, $350 plus the cost of the coilovers. Looks like I will have to order some mag ride struts/shocks.

Now I need to make sure on the part numbers because I won't do them now unless it gets much worse. It is only a minimal leak at this point.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:31 PM   #9
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Build sheet says F-55. Not sure if that is the suspension or a variant of FE5.

Do you have part numbers for FE5?
Not sure what you are seeing but a coupe would be FE5. Those ACDelco numbers look good. You can go to AC Delco’s website and plug you Year, make, model.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:28 AM   #10
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I installed Ohlins coilovers on my ZL1. The biggest issue is the car will throw a code and limit the top speed to 85mph. This can be tuned out by raising the limiter with the gm tuning tool. I forget the name of the tool but it is mentioned under my old user name if you search for Ohlins coilovers on this forum.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:45 PM   #11
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IF or when the time comes for me to need to buy them if the price is still this high on mag shocks I might go with a softer SS strut as I don't road race mine and these parts, based on this thread:
(a $10 DIY kit)



https://www.ctsvowners.com/threads/m...lution.109305/


https://www.alliedelec.com/product/o...3r-f/70596832/


https://www.amazon.com/ADWITS-Therma...07X81PRK7?th=1 (to put between the resistor and the metal part it's mouned to)
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:33 PM   #12
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I bought a resistor kit, but they blew out eventually. I don't know the Watt rating of the kit. Adjusting the speed limiter eliminates the impact of the code. I clear the DIC warning with the menu button.
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