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Old 10-31-2013, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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I am at a stand still on suspension, I have the FE5 struts, Moog endlink bushings, and prothane sway bar bushings to help stiffen down my cobalt LS. I was considering going FE5 rear springs to bring that tail end down and crate engine has them each for $66. Not looking at a two finger gap, but mostly be able to absorb and improve the ride quality.

Or should I just go flat out on an Eibach Pro set from ZZP, they offer a 1.6" front and 1.8" rear? Eibach pros don't really slam the car down, but I have had no complaints from their end for everyday driving on their Pro series.

I would like something that does a tad bit drop, but nothing that will put me in a bind for driving. I will not consider Powell or SSC, I know their good, but keeping it below a 2" drop.

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Old 10-31-2013, 01:17 PM
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I have FE5 springs on my cobalt and while they're better than FE1 they're not worth that kind of price. Mine are from an ss/sc so the tc springs are slightly better but I only paid $25 for all four springs.

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I would go to coilovers, if it were an STi or Supra, but not a cobalt. Leaning towards the TC springs.

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Old 10-31-2013, 04:19 PM
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i went with canuck motorsports for 180 dollars shipped, havent had any issues with them whatsoever, ride is great considering im on FE3 rears and monroe sensatrac fronts which SUCK compared to stock struts.



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I have some stock TC springs for sale. Have maybe 15K miles on them. Make me an offer. I also have TC stock rear struts, ~34K miles on those.

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:16 PM
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didnt you just take d2 springs off because of safety concerns and now your thinking eibach? have you done any research? not being a dick but it really doesnt seem like you have or you would know that eibach has a thing with our cars and they like to break. and its not just thier springs, swaybars as well.
your best spring for minor drop is either pedder or powell yyz, and not in that order. neither spring are going to give you much of a drop and will do what you want them.

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not sure how i missed the tc spring post. but yeah i still think your best choice is powell. its really not much of a drop, they're well made and performance based. you'll still get a good ride but it'll handle a lot better. paired with tc struts and i'm sure you'll enjoy the increased handling, slightly lower stance and smooth ride


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While im all for powell, as im confident they are a great spring, I cannot justify the price, 300+ for a set of lowering springs, you might as well save a few more for coilovers. Especially when powells dont even really give you the drop that most people look for and is an otherwise factory ride height.

Ive always had fantastic results with H&R which is a made in germany spring, and this is my first time trying made in canada springs from CM, which I think are perfect. Pedder I wouldnt even waste time with, again, overpriced for an otherwise stock ride height. Powell really touts his springs wayyyyyy too hard on these forums with the argument "made right here in america". I get it, your proud you are supporting job's here in the states, that also explains the ridiculous price, and if theres one thing we know about american made stuff, they go hand in hand with the saying "made in america with chinese parts by union workers who hate their job"
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I can't speak for many of the brands mentioned here, but I do have experience with Pedders, and I have nothing but good things to say about them. Okay, the drop is hardly noticeable, but that wasn't my goal to begin with (somewhere around the 1.5'' range front and back if you wanted to know) However, the handling boost, especially paired with FE5 TC shocks, is like night and day when compared with the FE1 setup. I sometimes joke about my car going from handling like a shopping cart to something more akin to a slot car. As for price, it's around $320 for the set. There might be better/cheaper brands out there, but as a whole, they're a solid pick.

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i have cm springs and i really like them. but i wanted them for the drop, powell springs are a stock like ride and height but handling is majorly improved. most of the guys who go to the track run powell springs, and many have made the switch from pedder to powell, the springs arent aimed towards people wanting the lowered look, thier race inspired and meant to help you get around the track quicker, john owns an ion redline and tracks it a lot and is pretty serious about performance.


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