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Old 02-11-2018, 11:05 AM   #1
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2010 Camaro - wanting to upgrade the struts/springs

I currently have the dreaded noise going on in the front of the car based on what others commented via this thread....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177254

I have a 2010 Camaro 2LT with 82k miles, which currently has the ZL1 appearance package, which includes the ZL1 rims and springs already on the car. My front end is worn and I am wondering the best way to go about this. Can I simply replace the struts with ZL1 Struts and Springs for both the front and rear, or do I invest in coilovers? If I go the coilover route - then which set up do I get that will not break the bank? I do not race or track the car. This will be used for everyday street driving.

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Old 02-11-2018, 12:44 PM   #2
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Only a full ZL1 has the electronics installed to operate the MRC struts, so that is not an option.

B6 inverted Bilstien struts are our first choice for 5th Gen struts. Pair those with coils from DSE ot BMR for a HUGE upgrade over SS struts, just a hair below going DSSV from the Z/28.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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Only a full ZL1 has the electronics installed to operate the MRC struts, so that is not an option.

B6 inverted Bilstien struts are our first choice for 5th Gen struts. Pair those with coils from DSE ot BMR for a HUGE upgrade over SS struts, just a hair below going DSSV from the Z/28.


Thanks. Is there a link with the best pricing available for these items?


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Old 02-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #4
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Camaro5 does not allow us o post pricing links in the tech section, but I did send a link to you via PM.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:25 PM   #5
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I recently swapped my struts w/ Koni orange.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491219

If you want adjustability, the Koni yellow are what you want. Other have also recommended the factory 1LE struts & springs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:27 AM   #6
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SS Twin Tube Struts Front and Rear
1LE Mono Tube Rear, Twin Tube Front
Koni Orange Twin Tube, Entry Level as stated on the Koni website
Bilstein B6, Inverts Monotubes Front and Rear with Internal Bumstops

Koni Orange is a step above the SS and a step below the 1LE.

Bilstein B6 are better than most of the coilovers sold for the 5th Gen and just a hair below the DSSV Mutlimatic struts on the Z/28. The DSSV is as good as top end coilovers JRI and RideTech Track Star.

For the price, B6 and BMR coils are a great value based on control offering excellent stability and predictability. It is why we sell so many sets of B6/BMR and B6/DSE
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Camaro5 does not allow us o post pricing links in the tech section, but I did send a link to you via PM.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:36 PM   #8
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Only a full ZL1 has the electronics installed to operate the MRC struts, so that is not an option.

B6 inverted Bilstien struts are our first choice for 5th Gen struts. Pair those with coils from DSE ot BMR for a HUGE upgrade over SS struts, just a hair below going DSSV from the Z/28.
Hey Pete, can you send me a pm quote on the B6/BMR setup. I might be looking to go this route soon.

2011 2SS A6
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:04 PM   #9
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Hey Pete, can you send me a pm quote on the B6/BMR setup. I might be looking to go this route soon.

2011 2SS A6
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FYI -- The Bilsstein B6 are currently on intergalactic back-order My fingers are crossed we see the first BO set in two more weeks
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:57 PM   #10
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Pete,

Any opinions on Bilstein's B16 coil-overs? I believe they use the same B6 shocks; not sure what kind of spring rates they have. Maybe similar in performance to the BMR/DSE/other spring + B6 combos?
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:33 PM   #11
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Any opinions on Bilstein's B16 coil-overs? I believe they use the same B6 shocks; not sure what kind of spring rates they have. Maybe similar in performance to the BMR/DSE/other spring + B6 combos?
https://www.bilstein.com/my/news-eve...573f13bf176755
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