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by Navy Lifer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: SS Sedan Springs under the 2011 Caprice PPV
Replies: 80
Views: 62106

Re: SS Sedan Springs under the 2011 Caprice PPV

The shocks or struts (note that Rock Auto lists them differently by source) are all made by Monroe in Australia. The Monroe branded parts cost less, however there's not been a determination of whether they're different in valving. The Holden-spec front struts were the biggest issue as far as harshne...
by Navy Lifer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: SS Sedan Springs under the 2011 Caprice PPV
Replies: 80
Views: 62106

Re: SS Sedan Springs under the 2011 Caprice PPV

Just my opinion - and this may already be presented on another post/page in this thread. First, there has to be a consistent point of reference - not easy to do with a tape measure and eyeball. What we want is the ability to know what the CHANGE is ride height is, from "stock", when installing anoth...
by Navy Lifer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Struts off G8 onto 2013 caprice
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Struts off G8 onto 2013 caprice

A good starting place is the revised OE struts - offered by GM as service replacements for the original 2011 "harsh" PPV setup, combined with SS Performance Sedan springs. You can also use Monroe aftermarket struts - both the GM & Monroe struts are made in Australia by Monroe/Tenneco (or they were)....
by Navy Lifer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Brake caliper mounting bracket & brake backing plate upgrade ?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Brake caliper mounting bracket & brake backing plate upgrade ?

Pat, others will know for sure - Scott (in Gainesville) has coil-overs on one of the PPV's (BC brand, I think).

PM me your contact info so I can put you & Scott in touch by phone....I'll have him call you.
by Navy Lifer
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Brake caliper mounting bracket & brake backing plate upgrade ?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Brake caliper mounting bracket & brake backing plate upgrade ?

Pat, FYI - not to dissuade your choice, I suspect that +51mm front wheel is going to require a small spacer, of 3 to 5mm. I'm currently running a 9" +47 wheel and a 255/45-18 tire, and it is EXTREMELY close to the strut body - just something to think about. As for brakes, here's how it works - the b...
by Navy Lifer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: New user - intro forum
Topic: Hello from Braselton Ga.
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hello from Braselton Ga.

yes - they've got a couple of 2011 9C3's - black & silver

We'll have to plan a meet-up out that way in the future!
by Navy Lifer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Steering Wheel Shake
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Steering Wheel Shake

First thing - check rotor runout. Next - check DTV - Disc Thickness Variation- which is not the same as runout. Break down front brake calipers, pull rotors and look for corrosion on inside face of rotor hat (surface in contact with hub) and the hub flange surface itself. For accurate readings, mark...
by Navy Lifer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Brake caliper mounting bracket & brake backing plate upgrade ?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Brake caliper mounting bracket & brake backing plate upgrade ?

The front shield may require a little trimming, or it can easily be removed. For the park brake to work, the 15-17 SS sedan rear rotor is the rotor that is compatible with the park brake system. The shield must be trimmed to remove the right-angle portion of the shield, since the correct rotor is la...
by Navy Lifer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: New user - intro forum
Topic: Hello from Braselton Ga.
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hello from Braselton Ga.

Pat, nice to see the population grow in the Atlanta area. Hopefully we will meet up in the future - I'm in Canton....owned a 2011 since 2012, another friend has owned one for about the same amount of time, located in Gainesville.
by Navy Lifer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L86 Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: L86 Engine

Agree with s/c'd cav - the GenV engine control functions are largely unable to communicate with earlier engine/trans/vehicle interfaces. Curious what interests you in using the L86? Plenty of LS engines out there that cost less in the long run....is it the Direct Injection, or something else? Contac...