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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering Springs in Canada

Any Canadian sites/ vendors to purchase them from?
I am looking at k-sports, it shows for the 2.0 engine. I don't know if these are any different than a 2.2?
I have a 06 lt

For people that are lowered and you just running stock struts/shocks?
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It's unwise to run lowering springs (of any brand) with stock FE1 shocks & struts, as you will be putting increased strain on them and that might lead to premature failure.

What are you looking for exactly? A big drop or is handling more of a concern? I can't speak for the slammed crowd, but if you care more about vehicle dynamics, I would suggest FE5 shocks & struts (From the SS Turbocharged model) and either Powell YYZs or Pedders springs. Both of which will drop you about 1.5'' but the car will be far more stable under hard cornering and general aggressive driving. If you're on a budget, the stock SS/TC springs will do just fine.

You can find the FE5 package at CED or RockAuto, those two would be your best bet.

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Really its just a thought. This car will be my DD. I picked it up for a good price and it only has 109km on it

I just dislike wheel gap. But since its a DD and I don't want to dump a bunch of money into it I might just leave it. The other thing is lowering springs are cheaper than oem. And rear coils are pretty common to break off a coil.
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Get SSC springs. Cunuck motorsports makes them. Don't know where you live in canada but they quoted me like $200 shipped to Halifax, nova scotia

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Alright. Well regardless, I wouldn't put lowering springs on stock shocks. However, FE5s aren't really that pricey and neither are the springs. I'd highly recommend them both as you'll notice your car is much more stable then what you'd get out of your stock FE1s, and the car will behave much the same way over rough roads and snow. I know how bad Canadian winters can be lol

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Stay away from K-Sport and any of the other cheaper springs.... I made the mistake of buying Tien S-Tech springs, which are supposed to be a decent spring. The company has a good name. The S-Tech spings and the SS/TC struts (FE5) are not a good combo, both my front struts are leaking and the ride has pretty much sucked. I've heard not so good things about the K-Sport springs, I would stay away from them. I have heard faily good things about the YYZ springs and the SSC and the H&R springs

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Really its just a thought. This car will be my DD. I picked it up for a good price and it only has 109km on it

I just dislike wheel gap. But since its a DD and I don't want to dump a bunch of money into it I might just leave it. The other thing is lowering springs are cheaper than oem. And rear coils are pretty common to break off a coil.
Not all springs are chaper then the OEM... I haven't seen too many post of a broken lowering springs...

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I've heard that there are some springs you should avoid. K-Sport being one of them. Eibachs are known to break easily on our cars and Pedders are known to rust quickly. There's a sticky thread in this forum that talks about several brands of springs, specs and all. Might make for a good read.

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Rust issues with Pedders? I would think that the vehicle owner was not smart about washing under the car after a snow storm KSports are about as horrible as Megan Racing springs...the SSC's are being the rave for the cobalt owners, so I would stick with them. I still think those pics of the Eibach sportlines that one guy showed a few months ago where from abuse and not well maintained. A spring that is made from steel just doesn't stretch back out from daily driving. I think riding on blown struts and poor installation were the cause, but im probably wrong.

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Lol, is that a jab at me 5t3alth?

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Pedders springs rust that's as simple as it is, unless maybe you immediately have them powdercoated like some other springs come (YYZ). Really though for how much they cost they're not worth it because YYZ springs are only a bit more and perform better. I know you run them but really stop recommending them.

This is what I always say, YYZ for a bit lower and the best handling SSC for still better handling and somewhat low then either B&G or H&R for low and sacrifice everything else. Coilovers are really just for low and aren't cheap.

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