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View Poll Results: Best handling improvement mod
Rear sway bar 6 10.17%
Stiffer front sway bar 1 1.69%
strut bar 1 1.69%
lowering springs 15 25.42%
new shocks/struts 2 3.39%
Coilovers 34 57.63%
prothane bushings (control arms, etc) 0 0%
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Single Best Mod for Improved Handling

Just curious to see what everyone thinks is the single best mod to improve handling, whether it be in a cobalt or not



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Definately has to be coilovers. Not only do they lower you down further (giving you better center of gravity), but they can also be stiffer (reducing body roll, and keeping understeer to a minimum). They are also adjustable, so if you are getting too much oversteer, you can adjust them to give you less. So these here do much more than the rest of the options you have up there. Definately the best handling mod.

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Yeah, coilovers probably take the cake...but the price on them is pretty steep, so you'd definitely want to be racing the car...

Now as far as springs go, which ones handle better, Eibachs or SS/TCs?

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Definately has to be coilovers. Not only do they lower you down further (giving you better center of gravity), but they can also be stiffer (reducing body roll, and keeping understeer to a minimum). They are also adjustable, so if you are getting too much oversteer, you can adjust them to give you less. So these here do much more than the rest of the options you have up there. Definately the best handling mod.
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Yeah, coilovers probably take the cake...but the price on them is pretty steep, so you'd definitely want to be racing the car...

Now as far as springs go, which ones handle better, Eibach's or SS/TCs?
The stock ss/tc springs will handle better than the sportlines.. Sportlines have a problem with coil binding.. The Eibach pro-kit is better though. If you really want the best handling aftermarket drop spring, go with Pedders. They were developed by Powell racing.



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I voted lowering springs. Yeah coilovers might be the best if your racing, but for the daily driver that will probably never see a track (which most of us have), lowering springs in my opinion are the best mod you can get.

Don't forget tires though. Better tires can make a big difference too.
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i voted rear swaybar

simply being because i noticed more of a improvement in handling when i put on my swaybar, that when i put on my sportlines
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i voted coilovers. just because the question wasnt about specific applications. just what is the best single mod for performance.
price vs gain, id say rear sway for sure.
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Now as far as springs go, which ones handle better, Eibachs or SS/TCs?
the tc's offer better handling, without much of a drop though.

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Couldn't agree more!

The stock ss/tc springs will handle better than the sportlines.. Sportlines have a problem with coil binding.. The Eibach pro-kit is better though. If you really want the best handling aftermarket drop spring, go with Pedders. They were developed by Powell racing.
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i voted coilovers. just because the question wasnt about specific applications. just what is the best single mod for performance.
price vs gain, id say rear sway for sure.


the tc's offer better handling, without much of a drop though.
Yeah, Pedders makes good shit, kinda expensive, I think? I wonder how much of a drop they offer...

So now, between the SS/TC and Pro-kit then? Whats the lowering amount of the Pro Kit?

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