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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering Springs, New Shocks?

I plan on lowering my cobalt in the spring. I would like to get an idea of cost, look, and how low i should go. Also will i need to buy new shocks when i put the lowering springs on? HELP!!! Thanks

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 07:19 PM
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I have b&gs and I'm lowered pretty good. Only spent $200 shipped for mine off a guy from another forum.

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You don't have to upgrade shocks/struts immediately but its recommended soon after you install. Ive had mine on for 2 weeks and im good.



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Check my for sale thread...I got a good set of springs with koni shocks and struts for sale. Good drop and a good ride!

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ss/tc shocks AND struts, not just shocks. you're also going to need to get strut mounts for the simple fact that they will need replacing sooner or later and they're cheap anyways. lowering springs can be found new from 120, just make sure they're a brand people use. you're looking at probably about 450-500 new or cut that in half for used.

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You wont NEED new struts and shocks right away, eventually yes. Its just easier to replace all at once since you will be in there anyway. I would highly recommend doing them at the same time.
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Thats why i ask i would prefer to just get it all done while its taken apart. what kind of drop do you suggest? I just hate how it sits up SOOO high -_-
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2.5 rear and 2.0 in the front at least imo. but i think b&g's are the lowest?

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hopefully i get alot of money back on taxes. when i bought the car i knew i wanted it lowered in the spring, didnt really think about needing other things other than lowering springs. And being 16 not easy to have an extra $500 to spend along with making the payments and everything. lol
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i suggest these...Cobalt & Ion ---> ZZ Performance
they are kinda pricey compared to other brands, but give the best handling and ride as far as lowering springs go. when i replace my sportlines, these are what im going with. they give the drop banker is talking about.
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Those are cheaper than the ones i was looking at.
2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Lowering Springs - Eibach 3899.140 - Front And Rear, Eibach Pro-Kit but what kind of additional cost is it gonna be with struts/shocks?
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