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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys and gals it's been a few months since I posted anything but I got alot more done to my Cobalt since I've last posted on here.

I went to a local junk yard and managed to find some used Megan Racing springs they only charged me for $50 which was a steal, they were a little rusty looking so I wire brushed them to a better condition. I went to a performance and tuning garage a few miles near me they slapped them on and only charged me $100 for installation. I notice a huge difference from stock springs and aftermarket. The stock height was much higher and for the Megan my car sits lower only at a 2" drop but I still have wheel gap which is kinda disappointing but it's way better then having stock. The ride is a little bumpy when acceleration but no shaking or anything serious to worry about.

I been recommended to get B&G springs from other cobalt owners but I wanted to see how Megan racing would do before I purchased a more expense lowering spring especially since I got the Megan's for $50.

What do you guys think? Should I stick with the Megan? or get the B&G will the B&G have more or less of a wheel gap? Do you notice a difference? Please let me know I'm very curious and anxious about my USDM project. I'll post photos below ---------------- V













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Anything is better than stock, especially for that price. You did good. Are you looking for low or do you want slot car handling? It's pretty widely agreed that YYZ springs are the best handling spring out there. I had Pedders and they did very well too, but the rears rusted out pretty bad.

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Anything is better than stock, especially for that price. You did good. Are you looking for low or do you want slot car handling? It's pretty widely agreed that YYZ springs are the best handling spring out there. I had Pedders and they did very well too, but the rears rusted out pretty bad.
Absolutely anything is better than stock! Am pretty happy how the balt progress is turning out.

I'm looking for low I kinda want the wheels to be flush with the fender but I don't want to be completely slammed out.

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I think they look good! make sure to get an alignment as well!
Sadly, to get a base model that low you have to be slammed or get different and slightly bigger wheels.

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But, B&G will definitely have more low.

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I think they look good! make sure to get an alignment as well!
Sadly, to get a base model that low you have to be slammed or get different and slightly bigger wheels.

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But, B&G will definitely have more low.
Thanks! I think they look pretty good, anything is better than stock. I was thinking going with 17" rims would that cover the wheel gap? I'll maybe consider getting B&G if I can find a lower price on ebay.

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I've herd bad things about Megan's. I had b&g lowering springs. They will give you that low. Ride isn't bouncy either but it will ride stiff.

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If you size up a little bit it will help, but your speedometer will be a little off. This site will help you figure out how much bigger the wheel will be if you know the size of the tires and will show how much your speedometer will be off with a bigger wheel and tire size.

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I've herd bad things about Megan's. I had b&g lowering springs. They will give you that low. Ride isn't bouncy either but it will ride stiff.
Thanks for your input. I will agree the ride is alittle bouncy with the megan's. I'll consider getting B&G on my next pay check. Should I get new struts while am at it? They're stock what I have decent condition too.

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If you size up a little bit it will help, but your speedometer will be a little off. This site will help you figure out how much bigger the wheel will be if you know the size of the tires and will show how much your speedometer will be off with a bigger wheel and tire size.
Thank you, I'll check it out before I order the wheels I want to put on my ride.

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Yes, you should buy new shocks and struts as they'll blow on lowering springs after a short time. FE5s are the most logical choice ('08-'10) and won't break the bank. An 18" wheel will fill in that gap real nicely too. Check out Discount Tire.

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FE1 shocks and struts definitely do not like lowering springs. They will probably last for a bit though and like PJ said i would go FE5

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