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Old 06-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Default Rear Spring Upgrade

2003 Ion 1 ..45K (original owner)

Is it normal for this car to take bumps hard. It sounds like it's bottoming out when i just hit a normal bump. The springs do not look to be broken.

I did replace the shocks on the rear, the old one were shot which i found surprising with only 45k on the car.

Looking for a spring upgrade.. any ideas or am i just wasting my time?

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Old 06-28-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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If you want to stay with oem style, fe2 replacement is a mild upgrade, and fe3 is pretty sporty. Not a waste of time at all
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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Ok.. I found some Moog CC81065 variable rate springs for $30.00 a pair plus shipping. Seems kind of inexpensive for a set of springs. The question is will that take care of the banging when i hit a bump?
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usually if you hit bumps, and makes you car bounce for a block, it would be the shocks getting old/worn down. i had replaced mine with KYB Excel G for a cobalt, and megan springs (part of the reason changing them was to lower it), and it had stopped the bouncing almost entirely. now that it has some milage on it, the ride has smoothened out but still with little to no bounce. a good shock and spring replacement will solve any bounciness
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My advice is to do all 4 corners, though, not just front or back.
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