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Old 04-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default Lowering my 2004 Ion

I am currently looking to get lowering springs for my car. I am looking for about a 2 inch drop all around. All I have been seeing is lowering spring kits where the front is lowered at a different amount than the rear. Is there any lowering kits that will drop it the same in the front and back? Also I need new struts and shocks. Any recommendations on what kind of struts and shocks I should get with my springs? Thank you
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lowering my 2004 Ion

I have Progress in one ION and a set of Eibach's in the other. I like the look of the drop evan if they are not the same front to rear. I like the feel and ride of the Progress springs more vs the Eibach's.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Generally the back will always have more drop height than the front, since the car does sit higher in the back. They usually look like Front 1.4" and Rear 1.8" or similar. I just put some KYB Excel-G shocks and struts and couldn't be happier and I also have a 2" Eibach lowering springs.

P.S. Check out your sway bar bushings on your car if it has decent mileage on it. They will pop like crazy if they are worn out when you lower it.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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I've got a set if eibachs on my car and have had them for years now. No complaints at all.

But if you're getting new shocks and struts spend the extra cash and get the fe5 swap from a cobalt tc. Not too expensive for the whole swap and I've heard nothing bad about it. I plan on doing it myself here shortly
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #5
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I have the B&G lowering springs which gives a nice even drop, however it is a little Bouncy though surprisingly. I was looking at Progess, however I believe they discontinued them for my year car. I have the cobalt FE5 Struts/shocks and they are awesome and I cant complain! The FE5 swaybar, Control Arms are definately worth upgrading to!
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