Do NOT Purchase D2 Springs
Hey all, just got back from the shop and found nothing but problems with $120 springs that were purchased to lower my cobalt slightly. They claim it drops only 1.4" front when measured, dropped to 1.8", the rear springs, heh, lets just say I went back to stock for safety concerns. The rear ones were shy of 2" of clearing to the top piece and from hitting a large bump can possibly knock off the spring completely off.
I already feel from the front end, the struts are leaking from the get go (FE1). Come to find out, this outfit whom sells on ebay and amazon, takes the OEM spring, cuts it down or heat treats it, then powder coat the black springs to blue. This method was early 90s tricks of the trade before Sport Compact was the in thing.
I am already looking at ordering by Halloween all 4 FE5 struts and going with a Eibach Pro Kit, in which I have had no issues with eibach, they make the springs through a machine shop from scratch, so I know what im at least getting. I know it wont be much of a drop, but I am not trying to slam the car at all, just trying to give it a better handling vehicle without going to coilovers.
2009 Cobalt LS XFE U74
Mods: K&N Typhoon Intake, Option Cat-Back Exhaust, Cosmo Short shifter, Maxxim Ahead 17X7's, MPx shorty antenna, FE5 Strut/shocks, Tein S Techs, Moog endlinks, Moog spring seaters, ZZP shorty header, LSJ downpipe, LNF front grille