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Old 06-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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Review on Silvers coilovers

I figured id take a shot at a coilover company id never really heard of before and see how they performed. I did some research trying to find something at a reasonable price thats not BC because ive had them in the past on my FRS and they were awful and quickly replaced with fortune autos. As you guys know we don't have many options so when I found a company that made digressive coilovers for our cars I jumped at it.

Quailty seems on point, I didnt see any areas of question or short cuts. All the materials seem solid and well made. I took some weights and found that some pounds are saved all around from the original non-magride shocks with px1 springs

Install went pretty smoothly, everything fit perfect, all abs and brake line mounts are were they should be and hold the oem clips.

Driveability is great, unlike some of the coilovers ive been on in the past that the adjustments dont do anything, these make a big difference as you adjust them. If you adjust them all the way to soft you will know, same as adjusting all the way to hard. The car will respond and bounce very differently. Its a little rougher then stock but easy to live with everyday. I didnt equip my car with active shocks so the stock SS shocks are really too soft and soggy, it drove me insane so the control and stability I got from coilovers is a big bump.

Tracking ill be going tomorrow to Poconos track night hopefully if the weather holds and I get out of work on time so ill let you guys know

Only thing that was a negative was the rear damper adjustments arent labeled, they follow the same direction as the fronts( left soft-right hard) so I ended up labeling it with a marker.
I also found a discount code for free shipping and some % off if anyone does want them from their site. " trackmonster2019" is what I used. LMK if you guys have any questions about them
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #2
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silvers is the brand? never heard of them
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
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Never heard of the brand either .. got a link ?
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:48 AM   #4
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Good luck at Pocono - it's a lot of fun.

If you can, I'd raise the car up a bit and get it realigned before hitting Pocono. The car really doesn't want to be that low to have the suspension working right.

I found their website here: https://silvers-na.com/product/silve...t-camaro-2014/

If you're on the default spring rate, expect a little more understeer. Those are almost three times as stiff up front and only twice as stiff in the rear.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:53 AM   #5
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$1095 ? probably same junk factory that makes megan racing and godspeed and other no name brands
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:38 PM   #6
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Good luck. Looking forward to hearing your feedback.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:20 PM   #7
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$1095 ? probably same junk factory that makes megan racing and godspeed and other no name brands
I had never heard of them before but I took the chance to try them and I am not disappointed. Just because someone spends 3k on KW or like brands doesn't guarantee they will win the race events or even be more durable. The only thing that is assured is you gave the company a larger profit on the sale. What are you running on since you are so opinionated on the quality?
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:25 PM   #8
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Good luck at Pocono - it's a lot of fun.

If you can, I'd raise the car up a bit and get it realigned before hitting Pocono. The car really doesn't want to be that low to have the suspension working right.

I found their website here: https://silvers-na.com/product/silve...t-camaro-2014/

If you're on the default spring rate, expect a little more understeer. Those are almost three times as stiff up front and only twice as stiff in the rear.
yea its a bit late to align it now haha but I last ran on poconos with just phastek springs and it wasn't too bad but much softer and kinda tail happy on exits. The motion ratio on these cars are around .57 right? I had assumed the 12k act around 6.5k ish. After these runs ill see about changing the rates.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:18 PM   #9
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I had never heard of them before but I took the chance to try them and I am not disappointed. Just because someone spends 3k on KW or like brands doesn't guarantee they will win the race events or even be more durable. The only thing that is assured is you gave the company a larger profit on the sale. What are you running on since you are so opinionated on the quality?
They can feel great and still be crap. Depends on the material used and the manufacturing process. Also longevity.

At that price point, they are skimping somewhere. The question is where.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:25 AM   #10
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They can feel great and still be crap. Depends on the material used and the manufacturing process. Also longevity.

At that price point, they are skimping somewhere. The question is where.
Ill let you guys know when it shows its self but for now I just wanted to share another option away from BC that alot of people run at the same price point.
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I had never heard of them before but I took the chance to try them and I am not disappointed. Just because someone spends 3k on KW or like brands doesn't guarantee they will win the race events or even be more durable. The only thing that is assured is you gave the company a larger profit on the sale. What are you running on since you are so opinionated on the quality?

i just know alot about carparts coilovers megan , bc , godspeed and alot of other companies are around $1000 or so and great for lowering the vehicle and to be a stanceboi but not great for track use. i have been working with powell raceshop in canada on the yyz springs and also his new shocks that i installed last weekend as a track option replacement setup for 6th gens. if i were to buy coilovers it would be for track use and even the kw v1-v3 isnt going to be a good option. If i wanted a track focused coil over setup is would be mcs or moton or ohlins and it would be around $5-6k which is a little too rich for my blood
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i just know alot about carparts coilovers megan , bc , godspeed and alot of other companies are around $1000 or so and great for lowering the vehicle and to be a stanceboi but not great for track use. i have been working with powell raceshop in canada on the yyz springs and also his new shocks that i installed last weekend as a track option replacement setup for 6th gens. if i were to buy coilovers it would be for track use and even the kw v1-v3 isnt going to be a good option. If i wanted a track focused coil over setup is would be mcs or moton or ohlins and it would be around $5-6k which is a little too rich for my blood
So youre trying to tell me some lowering springs from a guy which you work with or is sponsored by, is better then all the coilovers under 5-6k? I find that a little hard to believe lol but I looked into the concern for cost and emailed them to avoid speculation but rather some more direct information and this is what they said.

"We are able to be at the pricing that we are, because unlike most other brands out there, we make all of our own parts at our manufacturing facility in Taiwan. And no, it isn’t a sweatshop like what is in everyone’s heads, it’s a very*nice and clean facility. (Video of it from our about us page:*www.silvers-na.com/about-us*) Since we do make all of our own parts, there is no added markup, shipping, lengthy build times etc. If we don’t have the necessary parts to build an order, then we put it into the build line and run a batch of whatever is needed*and 2-3 days later the kit is built and out the door. We hand assemble every single coilover, and shock dyno every single shock and patch pairs within 5%. Also since we do make all of our own parts, we are able to do higher quality finishes like our electroless*nickel plated shock bodies. Most everyone in our price range and even on up uses the poor quality powder paint which is easily scratched. If you do some digging you will see that the majority of off-road racing shocks such as icon, king, fox racing etc all*use the nickel finish due to its durability. It is more expensive, but with us having it in house the costs are less than others that outsource for the powder paint. Lastly, we are new here to the US, but we have been around since 99’ and in time attack, circuit*racing, and won Porsche cup Asia two times. In the video I linked you can also see a lot of clips of the circuit racing Silver’s was involved in over the years"
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lol im not trying to tell or sell you anything but you lost me at taiwan



as mentioned above let us know how they are what are the spring rates and how many adjustments do they have ?
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:21 AM   #14
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lol im not trying to tell or sell you anything but you lost me at taiwan



as mentioned above let us know how they are what are the spring rates and how many adjustments do they have ?
Most things are made over seas but some rather pay more to assemble foreign parts here for some reason but, if youre ever around njmp or Poconos lmk we can have a fair comparison of my overseas coilovers to your lowering springs on a track day. There are 24 adjustments.
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