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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2010, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 Chevy Cobalt LT coupe and i recently just threw some 18's on her. But she is lifted in 4x4 mode. I was wondering if you any of you had some suggestions on what to do? I wouldn't mind another person's opinion. Thanks!
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are you looking for performance upgrade or just the drop? and are you on a limited budget? there are several options. I just bought B&G lowering springs, which will give it a real good drop. I am going to buy some fe5 shocks/struts (cobalt ss turbocharged shocks and struts) to go with that so that I get a good drop and great performance. Should cost me around $600 when it's all said and done with.
Now, you can just buy some lowering springs and use them with stock shocks/struts, but it will increase the wear on them. Or, if you have lots of money, the best rout would probably be to buy coilovers, which are completely adjustable suspension. Those average around $1000 a set for our car, however.
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Welcome, Bboy is right lowering springs would be the cheapest way to lower your car. I am on Eibach Sportlines and I love them. I am on stock shocks/struts and I have had no problems, but they will wear faster so I will be going with KYB shocks and struts eventually. Coilovers are the best way, but most people go with coilovers race. Like he said its depends on your money situation.


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Well ya, money is always an issue haha im a college student, but do make a decent amount of money. But i want to treat my car good, dont want to put cheap parts on to ruin my car. Im looking around 200-500 range before installation

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and dont we all wish we had the money to buy coilovers? lol i would rather put on a catback first :P
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ur best option is lowering springs. a quality set ranges from 150-300. some brands u can go with are Eibach, SSC, K-Sport, B&G, H&R, Tenzo-R...theres more but those are the popular ones


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pretty much what everyone here said. ha. depends on the $$ situation mostly.

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I'm ordering Tenzo-R Spings real soon, evenutally gunna get struts but that can wait for now.

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I have the Tenzo R springs on stock struts/shocks.




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how much did the Tenzo's drop your car and hows the ride now?

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