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    Keep in mind the Cruze front suspension gains camber as it is compressed. This means that you gain camber simply by lowering the car. My front end has about the same camber as the rear after lowering, which is to say, a pretty big gain. The front end grip is improved a LOT.

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    yah i know most independent suspension have this natural design but at stock height at auto cross running proper amount of air i have more or less worn away my front outside shoulder. had i been able to adjust camber from the get go i could have had a proper track set up and have even wear, better grip out of these low grip lrr tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poje View Post
    For the difference in price, for sure i would suggest going with Bilstein or Koni for shocks. Putting B8 with stock springs should be good, let us know what you think!

    Btw i see that you have an ECO and i think this is the perfect Cruze to keep the stock springs, since imo its the best looking Cruze with a stock suspension.
    Late to the party here, but do you have a part number for the Bilsteins? I have a 2012 Cruze Eco, manufactured 11/11, and no online catalog brings that front shock up for my vehicle.

    Also, does Koni even make anything for our cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    Late to the party here, but do you have a part number for the Bilsteins? I have a 2012 Cruze Eco, manufactured 11/11, and no online catalog brings that front shock up for my vehicle.

    Also, does Koni even make anything for our cars?
    Both Koni and Bilstein dont do front Strut for Cruze anymore, but Bilstein still do Coil-overs and rear Shocks :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poje View Post
    Both Koni and Bilstein dont do front Strut for Cruze anymore, but Bilstein still do Coil-overs and rear Shocks :

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    I never did see them on the website, but I was able to order them. I wonder if it's just an issue with their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    I never did see them on the website, but I was able to order them. I wonder if it's just an issue with their website.
    They were there back in the day and they had a B12 kit too. (B8 with Eibach springs)

    They dont make them anymore im 90% sure of it, you can only get the Front strut from a seller who still have them in stock. (The only way to realy know would be to call Bilstein and im in Canada)
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    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    I never did see them on the website, but I was able to order them. I wonder if it's just an issue with their website.
    Nvm, went to the Euro website and they still make them :

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    Yeah I waited several weeks for mine to arrive from Germany.

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    since owning older permanence vehicles id say buy your parts sooner then later. on my daytona turbo its a pain to find adjustable koni shocks anymore. either new old stock or rebuild a old set. get your coil overs now and down the road youll be one of the few that has them when they are no longer made... also stock up on parts lol
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