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I am torn here. I have 2 sets of lowering springs and I am deciding on which set to install on my sedan and what set to sell.

First set is B&G Lowering springs. Brand new still in the box

The second set is Sportlines. Were used for about a week on a friends car and then went to coilovers.

If you had the choice what set would you install and why? I am looking to install a set on Sunday at a friends house. I heard both have the same drop on them techically but the BnG springs seam to be the lowest.

Also any tips on installing them. I already know there is a diy thread but its my first time installing anything suspension related on any car and dont want to **** anything up

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From what I've read sportlines give a good drop and perform better than the B&G, but B&G should give you a much lower drop. It just depends on what you want.



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Id like a little of both. Nice drop but good performace in the turns a liitle too.

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If I recall correctly, B&G, Eibach, Dropzone, Tien and KSport, all have virtually the same spring rate with the coil winding for drop being the only major factor that is different. They all have coil bind. The B&G's to seem to drop the car a slight bit lower but even Blaze cut a coil off, just like XFE and I did on our Tiens and KSports. because of slight reverse rake. If you want a spring with moderate drop and no coil bind go with Pedders, they only give a 1.5 front and 1.6 rear drop, but from the research and forum remarks on many different sites, these seem to be the best when combined with other highend suspension components. But they are more expensive and if you are just looking for a drop IMO all the other progressive rate springs are the same with the only difference being the drop.
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B&G's in the rear, Sportlines for the front. Sell the other mismatch to a non YC/G5club/SS.net Cobalt owner who think it's typicle lowering springs he won't know the difference.

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B&G's in the rear, Sportlines for the front. Sell the other mismatch to a non YC/G5club/SS.net Cobalt owner who think it's typicle lowering springs he won't know the difference.
Would the two mixmatched ones even make a difference? I dont think so imo.

I am really just looking for drop. And I already have these two sets. I was just wondering if there was much of a difference at all between the two brands. Also would it be kool to install the springs without upgrading the rest of the suspension for now. The shocks have low miles still so I dont think I will blow any out or anything.

Does anyone have a pic of their sedan sitting on either set?

Whichever ones I dont use will be for sale eventually too...

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B&G's in the rear, Sportlines for the front. Sell the other mismatch to a non YC/G5club/SS.net Cobalt owner who think it's typicle lowering springs he won't know the difference.
i would put the sportlines in the rear and b&g in the front
only because alot of cars on B&G's look sagged in the rear compaired to the front with B&G's


i have sportlines and i love the drop it gives.
when i have my 18s on i have like a little bit of gap. enough to make me satisfied.
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I say sportlines because its a nice even drop. B&Gs sag in the rear. unless you want to cut the front a little like others did..
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Seams like the sportlines are the better quality and more of an even drop?

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Does anyone have a pic of their sedan sitting on either set?
idk if this helps, this is the only shot i have,
this is my friends silver sedan on sportlines, before he dropped it on megan coilovers


compared to my stock height
if you can see it lol

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I say sportlines because its a nice even drop. B&Gs sag in the rear. unless you want to cut the front a little like others did..
yeah unless you want a rake, go with sportlines, id say
if you want low, go with B&Gs

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Seams like the sportlines are the better quality and more of an even drop?
even yes, thats what i keep reading too

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