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    Found what appears to be a cheaper alternative to the KW HLS kits -- still a full hydraulic kit, with both 2-wheel (front) and 4-wheel (front and back) versions available:

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    Seems like the lifting/raising is pretty noisy, though. Don't know what the KW HLS kit is like in comparison. One customer's video here:

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    Oh, looks like the KW HLS kit is also pretty noisy --

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    Noisy and slow. Thinking bags still best option for those interested.
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    Air ride suspensions are prone to failure, though... I go autocrossing with my car, so I wouldn't risk using them on the track, even if they're designed for performance rather than comfort.

    In the KW HLS and RamLift Pro systems, even if the hydraulics fail, you still have your original coilovers, so the worst that will happen is you lose your additional static lift.
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    How expensive are the kits? For the KW's..and is the hydraulic kit compatible with the KW spec coilovers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEVYCRUZE RS View Post
    How expensive are the kits? For the KW's..and is the hydraulic kit compatible with the KW spec coilovers?
    Being KW, I'm sure ALL of their coilovers work with their hydraulic kit. The only question would be if they fit our cars, and if they didn't, how much work would have to be done to make them fit.

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    The other thing is KW HLS has both a HLS 2 (front) and HLS 4 (front and back). Ideally, if I got this (which I can dream about but probably won't due to the high cost), I would want this for both the front and back so that the whole car can be raised/lowered.

    However, at least for the Cruzes in my region, the rear axle is a torsion beam and the rear suspension separates the springs from the struts, even in a coilover setup. I'm not sure if the HLS kit can fit the rear in this situation. If not, then only the HLS 2, to raise the front, will be available.
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