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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-28-2015, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Got My B&G Springs (need Installed)

So I got the best lowering spring possible since I can't afford coilovers. My question to all of you is once I get them installed should I put the new springs on stock struts? or get myself a set of KYB? I don't want to order yet till I see what's the best option and try to save money since am scrappin and savin'. sigh... I need a better good paying job.


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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-28-2015, 10:46 PM
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kyb fe5 upgrade. They are wayyy stiffer than the fe1s, but not bad.
fe3s are even a nice median. I have the fe3s on my base ion with lsj springs and love em.

fe5s with ssc springs on the redline, and she handles like a dream

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Actually, the ACDelco (OEM from the Cobalt SS/TC) FE5 shocks and struts are a really good setup. Plus, they're relatively affordable on Amazon. You definitely don't want to leave the FE1 stuff on there since you're lowering it. The shocks and struts just don't react well. I've heard they go bad on you pretty quickly.

I know that MP81 has been on the ACDelco FE5 shocks/struts and SSC springs for quite a while, and he really likes them.


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I've been on fe5/yyz combo for about 20 miles now and I love it haha

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I know that MP81 has been on the ACDelco FE5 shocks/struts and SSC springs for quite a while, and he really like it.
Yup - 50k or 60k miles. Love 'em!

Definitely FE5 (2008+ SS/TC) struts and shocks are your best bet, short of coilovers. YYZ springs are the best handling ones out there, and I usually recommend SSC for nearly as much handling, but if you desire a slightly larger drop.

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Canuck Motorsport (CM) springs are supposed to handle similarly to SSC's and are a bit cheaper too. They're $180 shipped right now.

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I believe canuck and ssc are made by the same people

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I'm fairly certain you're right, although there is actually a difference in the spring design. From pictures I've seen (I haven't bought my CM springs yet), the SSC springs are not progressive while the rear CM ones are.

Maybe MP81 can identify which ones he received when he bought his SSC springs?

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I have SSC springs, but they have dead coils in the back.


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Huh, I wonder if there was some type of SSC V2 that were progressive or something. You got your springs from ZZP, right?

Also, when installed, do the "dead" coils go at the top?


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