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Will the Dealer Go Crazy Over Lowering Springs?

Naturally, I'm worried that my dealer will go crazy if they see lowering springs on my car.
Its got 9K on it so it's still covered under warranty.
So will they?

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They wont go crazy but they may note it for future reference, why are you taking it to the dealer?
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It doesn't have to go in right now, but I was just wondering what they would do in case it did. I don't even have springs, etc on it yet.
I wish I did. I'm getting sick of the 4x4 look. lol

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My dealer didnt mention anything about my SSC Springs or Koni struts. They refused to replace motor after reading on the forums it was modded and had a tune. Ill just say they lost the fight and replaced my motor under warranty
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Naturally, I'm worried that my dealer will go crazy if they see lowering springs on my car.
Its got 9K on it so it's still covered under warranty.
So will they?
I was once told that suspension components and even steering could be damaged by lowering a car.
. I have to believe that it depends more on the dealer's service department. In our case Our cobalt is now our 'family' car so I had to install back stock springs so we dont have the problem
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if you put on lowering springs and then have any sort of suspension or steering related issue you will have to pay to fix it. they will not honor the warranty for those parts anymore

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The trick is to install the stock springs before going in for service.

Anyways, the only thing that they may have issue with on a lowered car is mainly related to the suspension components, especially if you must cut the bump stops. I'd say instead of slamming the car, go for the 2008+ FE5 springs/struts/shocks from the SS/TC. Those should be safe enough while giving the car a significant increase in handling and lowering the car enough to remove the "I'm driving a S10" feeling. Plus they have GM part numbers, so the dealership may not even bother to verify that they belong on that car.


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The trick is to install the stock springs before going in for service.

Anyways, the only thing that they may have issue with on a lowered car is mainly related to the suspension components, especially if you must cut the bump stops. I'd say instead of slamming the car, go for the 2008+ FE5 springs/struts/shocks from the SS/TC. Those should be safe enough while giving the car a significant increase in handling and lowering the car enough to remove the "I'm driving a S10" feeling. Plus they have GM part numbers, so the dealership may not even bother to verify that they belong on that car.
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Eggzachary, This is why i keep all my stock components, I can go back to stock within a few hours if needed and I do not go to the dealership for anything other than warranty work.
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I don't have a warranty.

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