2010 Pedders Camaro

Our Pedders USA Camaro continues to evolve. Some of the changes are cosmetic. Working with Nickey Chicago and ACS she now sports a functional Stinger II hood and ACS grill with functional brake ducts. Other changes are purely functional. 

The OE SS calipers and rotors are fine for an OE vehicle, but as you increase performance, expand the operational range better braking became important. Peddersreached into GM rather deep parts bin and came out with Cadillac CTS-V brakes and rotors. The six piston rotors are perfect for a road course and resist fade. CTS-V street pads are great for the street, but we are going to upgrade for our next track session to a dedicated track pad.

The most significant upgrade we have made since our testing last fall is the additional of Pedders Supercar 52mm Remote Reservoir Independent Bound and Rebound Double Adjustable Coilovers. Our Xa coilovers are 46mm monotubes and very good. The oil volume and piton size of our 52mm is 27% greater as measured by only by tube size, not including the remote canister. The larger the oil volume, the larger the piston diameter the smoother they can function with greater control. These are smooth operators.

Setting up a car for street use would typically be soft and cuddly. The advanced engineering built into a ZETA II Camaro matched to a set of Supercar coilovers delivers a great street ride with full track settings. This is a true statement for West Michigan. If the car were operated daily in Detroit with arguably the worst roads in the country, you may choose to dial it backs a bit. Here are the settings we used for this testing session.

Supercar Damper Settings from Full Soft
  • Front Bound 18
  • Front Rebound 16
  • Rear Bound 23
  • Rear rebound 16
New Parts Evaluated in this Test Session
  • Cadillac CTS-V Brakes
  • Sway Bars
  • Supercar Coilovers

The CTS-V brakes tested well. The bias is absolutely perfect for the car. The feel is great. The OE pads are a great combination pad for street and light track use. We don’t do track light with our Camaro. We like to run hard. The next time we run our Camaro she will have new track pads and the CTS-V brakes will begreat in all aspects.

We are never satisfied at Pedders and are constantly trying to improve. If you don’t test, you don’t know. The new sway bars earned a FAIL. We will go back to the track with our Solution C Sway bars. They were the best choice last year and are still the best choice. If you don’t test, you don’t know.

Grading the Supercar Coilovers is a real challenge. There is really nothing on the market to compare them too. They are the best solution available for the Camaro. We knew that going in. Aside from sitting next to me in the car the best way for you to see them in action is by video. We did not run hard because of the brake pads, but we still ran well!

Source [Pedders Usa]

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you ACS for the GREAT PRODUCTS. We are impressed by the quality of your composite work and the looks speak for themselves.

  2. As low as the Pedders Camaro is the ACS spoiler is not damaged after several thousand miles of driving. The approach ramps that are so steep as to cause the spoiler to drag are not a problem because the fascia has some flexibility and the ACS piece is strong.

    Well done ACS.

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