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Okay I was here on YC and I saw hailcesar had and suggested these springs http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/B-G-B...item439bd689aa

I want to get them, however, I'm not really to sure what else I will need, will I need to get struts or anything? Also, I would prefer to install them on my own, my friend said something about a spring compressor...or is it cheaper/easier to get it done somewhere else? Any helpful hints would be appreciated, I'm planning on getting these this week and having them on by the end of the month if possible...

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You can lower your car without replacing struts and shocks, but you will have to replace eventually much sooner then you would have to at normal height. I had my springs put on at a local shop. Some members with the LS have put the SS/TC shocks and struts, but I plan on going with KYB shocks and struts.


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https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ins...g-springs.html

The compressor is like $50 from auto zone.
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Wow, that's a great idea.
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YOU DO NOT NEED A SPRING COMPRESSOR!!!!!

its so easy to change springs without one, and with absolutely NO DANGER to urself.

to answer the OP: eventually you will need new struts/shocks but thats true for the stock springs too. the lowering will just make u need them sooner. it is really really easy to do it urself, ive changed/removed springs on my car prolly 12-14 times and done it on other cobalts prolly 25 times. you can get a quality set of springs and install them urself for less than $200 if u r smart about it.


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^^ how do you do it without a spring compressor?
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alright, im gonna do a how to tomorrow on how to change springs w/out using a spring compressor, cuz i am so tired of seeing every lowering spring thread scaring ppl away from doing it themselves


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Awesome. I'm definitely going to do it myself, I'm just trying to find the cheapest way to do it.. hopefully without having to buy any new tools. I don't have the compressor, an air impact wrench, a torque wrench, oorrr the 21mm 02 sensor socket that the old DIY calls for.
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02 sensor socket? y would u mess w/ the 02 sensor?

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o nvm, just looked at the thread and yea u do still need that


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