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I've been looking around everywhere for a good way to lower my car and from other peoples word of mouth it just keeps coming back to Eibach lowering springs...just wondering what other people have done to lower there balts'...im looking for around a 2" drop
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Welcome, Eibach is the way to go IMO. I have Eibach Sportlines on my Cobalt and I love them.


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go with the eibachs you will not regret it
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Ive heard drop zone is a cheap alternative for only 99$ but I haven't ridden in a cobalt with either one so I guess its all in the wallet.

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guyz i know im late on this but don't drop your car on springs unless you change your shocks to damp the new springs...i'm an engineering student and I was told many times this is a bad choice, and I have some friend who did it and the car drives shitty. When I drop ima put the whole set...might run me $1000 or close, but at least I'll have killer suspension that won't **** up my ride. Just my educated opinion lool
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i just bought the Eibach Sportlines springs, just waiting on the set to come in the mail
and BboyaTaktix, you have to realize that all vehicles are not designed the same nore have the same body weight, and those are two factors that contribute to the ride...a truck is not gonna respond the same as a car in idea.
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Actually BBoy is somewhat correct as the shocks are designed for a range of travel. If you lower the car without changing the shocls to accomodate the new range of motion you do have the POTENTIAL for a bad ride. Now how long it takes for the bad ride to happen depends on the quality of the shocks or struts, remember that factory stuff on the low end vehicles ie Cobalts, Cavaliers, Focus, Neons, etc are the cheapest so they will fail faster. By lowering the vehicle and not changing struts or shocks, the old parts are under severe compression and will fail faster than without lowering. Had a buddy with a Stang that after about 6-8 months literally blew out his shocks because he didnt get lowering shocks.
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i think we should start and official lowering springs thread



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i eventually plan to lower my ls with sportlines. and i plan to get the FE5 shocks and struts for it.
but im not sure if i should replace everything at once. or just do the springs than the shocks and struts at a later time.

what do you guys think i should do?
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