Project Unpimp My Ride: Pedders Easyfit Suspension and Swaybars, Street Performance for the Toyota86/BRZ/FR-S


The Pedders Readyfit suspension kit lowered the car about 1.5″ all the way around. The car sits quite nicely at a good visual height for a daily driver. Previously, the car was slammed with the tires tucking into the wheel wells.

When driving the BR-Z with the Pedders Suspension, we were pleased that the ride was pretty close to stock. The car was firmer and a bit better damped than stock, and the car handled most bumps decently with the lower than stock ride height.

Being super picky, we felt that with the inclusion of wider sticky tires, there might not be enough control of the platform to be really effective, but what do you expect for a stock replacement heavy-duty suspension. It is not a racing setup.

To be hypercritical, on deep square edge bumps, the car would crash through the travel and bottom out harshly. We felt that the front suspension, in particular, could use some more high-speed damping to reduce this effect and a little bit more rebound to accommodate a customer possibly stickling some really sticky tires in place.

One thing that we did notice was a complete lack of increased noise. There were zero squeaks, clanks, and rattles that most coilovers exhibit. If this is very important to you, then the Pedders suspension should be strongly considered over the now traditional full coilover.

With the slippery stock BR-Z tires in place, the car was well balanced and tossable, can we dare say it was fun to drive?

We would not hesitate to use the Pedders Easyfit suspension on a daily driver and would even use it for the occasional track day with regular street compound tires.



Pedders Suspension

Verus Engineering

ARK Design

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