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Stranos & SLP Level II springs?

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    Stranos & SLP Level II springs?

    What are the differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnoskyimages View Post
    What are the differences?
    Strano
    F:550 lbs R:150 lbs non progressive rate, much easier for the shock to dampin the compression & rebound stroke.

    1.25" lower ride height, track tuned and tested...needs a good shock.

    SLP
    F:300-450 lbs R:115-185 progressive rate, more difficult for shock to dampin the compression & rebound stroke.

    .50" lower ride height, ??? about track time...??? shocks
    Last edited by redracer1; 07-07-2010 at 10:42 AM.

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    Awesome! Exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks.

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    does edelbrock still make springs for 4 gens? I remember hearing people talk about them making the car real low but I haven't heard anything about them in a while

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    i think eldebrocks are re packaged eibachs

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    i think eldebrocks are re packaged eibachs
    I thought that was SLP who just took eibachs and painted them black. eibachs been busy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    Strano
    F:550 lbs R:150 lbs non progressive rate, much easier for the shock to dampin the compression & rebound stroke.

    1.25" lower ride height, track tuned and tested...needs a good shock.

    SLP
    F:300-450 lbs R:115-185 progressive rate, more difficult for shock to dampin the compression & rebound stroke.

    .50" lower ride height, ??? about track time...??? shocks
    maybe a stupid question:
    Can i use the "SLP springs" for a 2001 3.8V6 Camaro, Koni 's are already on the car.
    I don't want the car to low, i am living in the Netherlands (Europe) and in city's here are a lot of speed bumps, but i need some stiffer springs.
    but most of the stiffer springs are lower 1,25" to 2" (eibach, Strano's).

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    I'm gonna say yes about the springs on a v6 because I know you can take the v6 factory spring and put it on a z28

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    You can but keep in mind that they are designed for having the weight of a V8 on them. Without that weight they my feel stiffer than normal. But mechanically, they'll fit. They will lower the car but not as much ad Eibachs and Stranos.
    Last edited by mcnoskyimages; 07-10-2010 at 09:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    maybe a stupid question:
    Can i use the "SLP springs" for a 2001 3.8V6 Camaro, Koni 's are already on the car.
    I don't want the car to low, i am living in the Netherlands (Europe) and in city's here are a lot of speed bumps, but i need some stiffer springs.
    but most of the stiffer springs are lower 1,25" to 2" (eibach, Strano's).
    Also take a look at Hotchkis there only a 1" drop.


    and if you want a better handling car after that look at set of larger sway bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    Also take a look at Hotchkis there only a 1" drop.


    and if you want a better handling car after that look at set of larger sway bars.
    i do already have SS-swaybars (32-19) with Koni's Single adjustables.

    I am never been in Amerika, but here in the netherlands, almost in all city's (living area's) we have speed bumps, and they are different in height.
    so i can't take to much drop, 1" with Hotchkiss is maybe a solution,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    i do already have SS-swaybars (32-19) with Koni's Single adjustables.

    I am never been in Amerika, but here in the netherlands, almost in all city's (living area's) we have speed bumps, and they are different in height.
    so i can't take to much drop, 1" with Hotchkiss is maybe a solution,
    Koni's are awsome.
    SS bars are better but 35-22 are best. I guess what I was getting at is if your looking for better performance and you cant go to low but want to handle better a set of 35-22 mm sway bars is a good solution. Some guys stay on stock spring use the lower perch that are an option with the Koni's and do the hose mod on the rear springs for a 3/4" drop.

    We have speed bumps too but just mostly in parking lots and ya they suck.

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    Those SLP will offer little to no drop up front, but would be a big improvement over the stock V6 spring rates, and would be a good candidate for using the koni lower spring perch up front, since they offer very little drop up front. And as already stated the Hotchkis springs are also a good option for a 1" drop.
    IMO, if you can try stopping once you front wheel go over a bunch of these different speed bumps, when traffic permits it to get a good visual idea of how much ground clearance you can feel safe sacrificing.

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    Heres a pic of my car with the SLP's and Bilsieins. It is really more of a leveling kit. I lowers the rear anywhere from 1.5-2 inches and the front about .5-.75. Just enough to get the 4x4 out but not compromise clearance.


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    http://mcnoskyimages.smugmug.com/Car...84270216_Umh9J

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    http://mcnoskyimages.smugmug.com/Car...43995696_xFtgX
    Last edited by mcnoskyimages; 07-11-2010 at 01:23 PM.

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    I think we have tge same wheels.. BC smoothies?

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    I liked them at first but they looked more and more like flowers the more and more I looked at them. Plus I had a bit of an issue with the first set I got.

    http://mcnoskyimages.smugmug.com/Car...31475579_4vYSS

    The other 3 we showing stress fractures. Someone F'ed up. The second set was a completely different design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnoskyimages View Post
    I liked them at first but they looked more and more like flowers the more and more I looked at them. Plus I had a bit of an issue with the first set I got.

    http://mcnoskyimages.smugmug.com/Car...31475579_4vYSS

    The other 3 we showing stress fractures. Someone F'ed up. The second set was a completely different design.
    thatswhat i think of the first factory dodge 20s look like sunflowers lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnoskyimages View Post
    I liked them at first but they looked more and more like flowers the more and more I looked at them. Plus I had a bit of an issue with the first set I got.

    http://mcnoskyimages.smugmug.com/Car...31475579_4vYSS

    The other 3 we showing stress fractures. Someone F'ed up. The second set was a completely different design.
    I'm with you on the flower thing. I hate these ugly ass wheels. they were on the car when I got it. after my bank account heals from my latest suspension purchases, the first thing I will be doing is buying new wheels

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    Thanks for all the info so far,

    Still have 2 questions:

    1, this are the SLP springs i can order by Summit racing (SLP online is difficult to order from the Netherlands, Summit is easier, i ordered several times already), are these the ones we are talking about, in the recent topic ?



    2, i have a list of spring rates, which one are these ? the level 1 or the level 2
    SLPonline and Summit racing, didn't show any spring rates on their website


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