Results 1 to 6 of 6

Ordered my New suspension today !!!

This is a discussion on Ordered my New suspension today !!! within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Well some parts of it at least ! By the looks of it the Z is here to stay for ...

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,083

    SOM
    2002 SS

    Ordered my New suspension today !!!

    Well some parts of it at least ! By the looks of it the Z is here to stay for now. Since we just had a baby, my wife asked me not to go behind her back as I usually do and buy a new 5L mustang SO I decided for once to make her happy as long as she agreed to me blowing some cash on the Z. She said yes and the mods begin !!



    I bought Ground control coil overs. There are mixed opinions on the web most of what I found is positive though. For me I think they are the best compromise. I drive my Z in the snow and now have the ability to drive at stock height in the snow and slammed for the summer. I probably wont have it as low as the sportlines so the shocks can work better but it will be low and love the fact that I can make sure myself the rear doesn't look lower than the front which is my biggest peeve. I believe the spring rate is 550/175. I figured if it felt soft I'd be angry and could do nothing about it. If it was too hard I wouldnt complain since it would handle flatter anyways lol so I just went stiffer.

    I ordered Bilsteins as well. Apparently Bilstein only makes 1 shock now no more HD. Both ws-6 store and SLP told me so. Kind of sucks but oh well. I feel they were the best for me because 1. they just have to be better than KYB gas-a-justs 2. they are $500 cheaper than Konis and 3. I have read the Konis need to come apart to fit the GC kit which I didn't like.

    So for now I'm excited to install all this when it arrives. The next mods are already being planned:

    Heads/cam,
    Long tubes + Y pipe
    Stiffer sway bars (probably ss/ws6 for cost reasons)
    SS Hood, and spoiler
    In the summer new 19s.

    I'm excited !!

    Here's a few pics of my Z as its come along this past year :










  2. #2
    Life In The Fast Lane..!! redracer1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SoCal, SD
    Posts
    294

    Brickyard 400 Trac Car#10
    35th Camaro SS/LE Vert

    Cool...

    That 1st pic almost made me cry.lol.
    Sweet ass Z...the white wheels look clean, good luck with the build, lookin at those bolts PB blaster will be your friend.lol.

  3. #3
    Member Blue28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    769

    Navy Blue
    1999 Camaro Z28

    Thumbs up

    Did you order/get a new set of upper mounts?
    I have a feeling you'll need them.
    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about/with your install.

    Also right now I'm currently (today) changing my front suspension (again ), with a GC front kit with Koni SA's and new Hypercoil 625 lb.in. springs.
    Last edited by Blue28; 02-27-2010 at 01:40 AM.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator
    pajeff02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mansfield, PA
    Posts
    21,576

    Black & Blue
    '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban

    1,000% improvement under the hood. Nice work. How about some pics of the suspension install when it happens?

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    181

    navy blue metallic
    2000 trans am

    18" zr1's? where'd you get em?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,083

    SOM
    2002 SS

    Thanks for the compliments guys I didnt hear about getting new upper mounts are these GM pieces? do they still carry them and does anyone have any part #s?
    I'll definitely post up pics of the suspension install. I usually do it for all my mods but mostly they've been in the general section.
    I snagged 18" zr1s from a vette reproduction company who had a few left over. apparently they were put in production but after the c5/6 wheel craze they threw the zr1 on the backburner. Theyre forged and made in usa 18x9.5. I may powdercoat them silver this summer or I may keep them as a spare set for the vette and pick up c5 z06 rims in 19".

    Here's a before / after of the brakes from when I bought it. I didnt tray to spend any time cleaning up besides a quick spray so cheapo gm rotors + a can of spraypaint and heres the difference:


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Ordered new socks for my SS today!!
    By SSmokin99 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-01-2011, 05:07 AM
  2. Ordered my hood today.
    By sworn in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-26-2011, 04:45 PM
  3. 1967 Pontiac Firebird Suspension Upgrade - Suspension Ascension
    By Ed Blown Vert in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-17-2008, 05:50 PM
  4. Replies: 54
    Last Post: 12-19-2007, 08:28 AM
  5. just ordered me MT's today!!
    By Zboner in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-14-2006, 06:34 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •