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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Girl Interested in Lowering Springs (need Help)


this is my first post on this forum. I am looking for some advice on what to do next.

I recently updated my 2008 cobalt lt sedan with new wheels(17Ē) and tires. However now the car doesn't look very proportional. It looks taller than before and I would love to be able to lower the springs. However I have never really done anything to any of my cars before, just recently I felt the urge to fix my cobalt and make it look nice.


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wheels borbet lv5 17Ē 5x110

Tires: hankook 210/50/17 v12 evo

Do I need to lower the 4 of them?

I like the way it looks in the front, what I donít like is how they look in the rear.
i donít want them to be really low, I still would like to have some comfort while driving.

I know there is a bunch of post about lowering springs, however i would like to buy what will work for my needs.

Thanks and hope someone can help me out on this.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 05:25 AM
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Use the search button, there are 50 forums on what springs to use and comparissons of all the different types. Much easier and faster for you
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The Eibach Pro-Kit Springs (not the Sportlines) are the way to go if you don't want to really drop it and they won't break the bank.

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yea either the eibach pro springs or I would say progress springs.

The eibach pros only lower the rear a tiny bit, and dont ride any different, and the progress springs lower the car a little more than the eibach pros, but ride better

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^ Heres what will probably help you the most with deciding what kinda drop you want.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys, I will be checking on what you guys recommended.

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Just another thing, how about wheel bearing, do i need to do anything about these?
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Ssc ftw!
What he said.. only you have to get cm springs now but there the same thing.. there awesome!

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Just for reference, here are two pictures of the car with new wheels, you can see that there is a huge gap. So any of these springs will for this specific car? I already put in my head and would like to fix this as soon as possible. But still not spend a fortune, and buy something that will last and.

I was going toward the progress, a lot of people seem to like these spring.

but how about shock/struts?

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i've heard the best bet is fe5 (ss) shocks/struts
i've also heard koni yellow are good

Make it pretty, and she'll think it's fast.
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I am digging the wheels. Are they gunmetal?
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