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I ordered ksport springs a few days ago, 90% likely to install them as soon as they get here. I'm going to take, before and after pics (07 coupe ls)
1) How worried should i be about installing better shocks and struts. and when should they be done:worried:
2) When should i get an alignment, If one at all.
3) whats your take on the ksport gt springs (keep in mind, they are already ordered) :amuse:

4) On a budget so I'm looking for the 90-93 accord intake and i cant figure out which one to get on ebay... Did the intake silencer mod, should i just take the whole are box out and install the intake with the round air filter or leave the box and just pipe it from the manifold to the box
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whoa, why are you getting an accord intake? But yeah you probably won't need an alignment until whenever you feel like getting one, the only thing it'll throw off that you can adjust is toe in/out and it shouldn't be by much, let them settle in and give it some time before you go realigning
 

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I ordered ksport springs a few days ago, 90% likely to install them as soon as they get here. I'm going to take, before and after pics (07 coupe ls)
1) How worried should i be about installing better shocks and struts. and when should they be done:worried:
2) When should i get an alignment, If one at all.
3) whats your take on the ksport gt springs (keep in mind, they are already ordered) :amuse:

4) On a budget so I'm looking for the 90-93 accord intake and i cant figure out which one to get on ebay... Did the intake silencer mod, should i just take the whole are box out and install the intake with the round air filter or leave the box and just pipe it from the manifold to the box
:idea:
thanks in advance
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First off welcome to yourcobalt.com!

congrats on ur purchase you will not regret it!
As for shocks and struts, there are a lot of us here that are on stockers and have been for a while. I personally have been lowered on stock shocks and struts for about 11,*** miles and i have NO problems.

You SHOULD get an alignment as soon as you can, within the first week at least.

And as far as the intake goes Please read this thread first before u do anything. http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/engine-mods/12681-official-intake-thread.html
 

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whoa, why are you getting an accord intake? But yeah you probably won't need an alignment until whenever you feel like getting one, the only thing it'll throw off that you can adjust is toe in/out and it shouldn't be by much, let them settle in and give it some time before you go realigning

well I can't remember which one it is, civic or accord but if you just use the intake pipe itself, it will work. I have seen it done. Given it is just a short ram tho. Plus you still need the MAF adapter
 

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Finally someone with springs other than eibach. You'll love the ksport. They make the car look good. Just remember one thing, a member here said you get what you pay for with ksport springs. Lol
 

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welcome to YC.

as far as the struts and shocks go, you will be fine for a while on the stocker. time depends on your driving habits. and reason for lowering. if you just want the looks. stay with the stocks until they go.
if you are lowering for performance reasons, PERSONALLY i say replace them asap. the spings do a good job. but for full potential, higher quality struts/shocks are needed.

alignment kinda depends on the quality of the suspension install. you can go for a while without, but its best to get one asap.

the intake, just stay with the airbox mod as is. the corrugated piping is more restrictive than the box itself.
 

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should i have spent some extra hard earned money and got better springs?
I got them for the handling aspect, i feel like shes sloppy, body roll de/acceleration ect. Don't do much aggressive driving unless I'm late to work haha. I will test them out when their done though or should i wait for them to settle or something
thanks a lot guys for the info

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Ksports are good springs for the money. There are a lot of members here that run the Ksports and are satisfied with them. They create a very nice look!
 

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We just built an intake for my friends 2.4 last night. We used some spectre parts and a civic intake tube.. pretty sweet intake and it was only 50 bucks!
 

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Ksports are fine. Get a rear sway bar for added handling
do you have any links to good sway bars... keep in mind im a broke college student haha. (i feel so stingy)(wendys crispy $1 chicken sandwiches are delicious)

We just built an intake for my friends 2.4 last night. We used some spectre parts and a civic intake tube.. pretty sweet intake and it was only 50 bucks!
50 bucks is still veryy good price. some pics would be much appreciated =]


-Im glad to here they are good springs because that whats going on. come in mid-end of next week and i cant wait for them to get here. too bad im still on stock rims and rubbers

22k on my 07 cobalt woot (had the car for 3yrs now)
 

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Lowered Balts look sexy as hell. Even without rims
I was looking for pics of people that have lowered their balt with stock rims/tires and couldnt find any. (2dr ls or any one)

I'm too excited. My Girlfriend keeps saying "lets go, lets go!" and i keep saying wait wait let me finish this post!!

we are supposed to go to wendys haha
 

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I was looking for pics of people that have lowered their balt with stock rims/tires and couldnt find any. (2dr ls or any one)

I'm too excited. My Girlfriend keeps saying "lets go, lets go!" and i keep saying wait wait let me finish this post!!

we are supposed to go to wendys haha

If you want pics of a 2dr ls lowered on stock wheels give me a sec and i'll post some for ya
 

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thanks a lot cobaltxfe, it looks really good mines the same color and everything(but even stocker rims than that, steels with chevy caps). what did you do to your grill to make it look like that.
and your tint %

im just trying to get an idea of what im going to be doing to my baltness

thanks a lot for those pics
 

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thanks a lot cobaltxfe, it looks really good mines the same color and everything(but even stocker rims than that, steels with chevy caps). what did you do to your grill to make it look like that.
and your tint %

im just trying to get an idea of what im going to be doing to my baltness

thanks a lot for those pics

N/p man!
the grill was a fail...lol. I did the mesh grill but the mesh got screwed up so i just ripped out the mesh and left it like that.

tint is %20 on the rear windows and %35 on the doors.
 
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