CCG8 / FLG8
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jacksonville, FL
IMO, GM puts them too high to begin with. Look at a number of European sport sedans. I think manyt are closer to my lowered G8 than not.
If by ride quality you mean insolated with not precise road feel or feedback maybe suspension changes aren't for everyone. I've lowered 3 cars, a GTI, a GTP Comp G and now the G8GT. In all three cases I replaced the OEM dampers with higher quality dampers when I replace the springs. The GTI got Koni and Suspension Tech, the GP got GXP Bilsteins and Eibachs and the G8 got a Pedders system. Both the GP and the G8 rode better, IMO, than stock. The GTI was adjustable and handled better but was boarderline too firm if the adjustment was set to best control the springs. The dampers are so much better than OEM that they can better control the car without being harsh. Just firmer with much better road feel and control. The Pedders is by far the best for handling, feedback , control and compliance. I guess it is because they designed the spring rate, damping rate and drop as a complete system and also installed new suspension bushing to remove unwanded suspension deflection. The drop in the from is about .7" and in the rear 1.2". It took 1/2" of rake out of the stance but still left some rake. It wasn't lowered for looks as much as it was to get the center of gravity down.
Hey, some like it, some don't. No problem. I was after M series handling without being Audi S-series harsh. I think I got it AND I think it looks better than when its stance looked like a 4-dr Cobalt, no offence to Cobalt owners.
*3rd in Class,GM Nationals 2008,2009
*Award of Excellence, GM Nationals 2010,2012
*Celebrity Pick, GM Nationals 2010
*G8Board G8 of the Year, 2010
*3rd in Class, WTW Fall Classic Pontiac Show 2013,2015
*Top 40/487, Cruisin' to the Creek Show 2015
*1st in Class, Southeast G8 Extravaganza, 2016
*1st in Class, WTW Show, 2016
*1st in Class, WTW Fall Classic Pontiac Show, 2016
Pedders SC Coilover Track 2