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Jegs, but they're drop-shipping from Global West. GW's site does say they're experiencing delays, which is understandable, but I'd think by now I should have at least an update. I'll probably email Jegs here to see if they're heard anything, or can prod GW for an update. I ordered the GW solid body bushings as well, albeit from Summit Racing, and those were in stock and I had them within a week.
I've never ordered from Jeg's. Summit Racing is awesome though.
 

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Curious as to why you we t with springs instead of coil over?
 

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Curious as to why you we t with springs instead of coil over?
I'm more confident with the shock/strut/spring combination. I've never dealt with coilovers before.
In my mind, a shock/strut/spring combination seems more robust than coilovers.
 

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Ahh.. to me they are essentially the same. Coil over just has a smaller outside diameter spring but typically similar rate. And the perch the spring rides on is adjustable for height. . I was just curious. I do like eibachs springs they actually mad the springs for the coil over setup that on my conquest.
 

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Ahh.. to me they are essentially the same. Coil over just has a smaller outside diameter spring but typically similar rate. And the perch the spring rides on is adjustable for height. . I was just curious. I do like eibachs springs they actually mad the springs for the coil over setup that on my conquest.
That interesting to know.
 

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Hot ****. That might still be better timing than I'm seeing for my subframe connectors. I ordered them about a month ago and still have no update on when they might actually ship.
For the Camaro?
 

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I've never ordered from Jeg's. Summit Racing is awesome though.
Jegs is good too, similar shipping times and pricing.

For the Camaro?
Yup! Mainly because I need to replace the body bushings, and the GW subframe connectors come with the rear two. They (GW) then sell a kit of just the remaining four bushings instead of buying all six. I might as well just do SFCs at the same time.
 
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I'm more confident with the shock/strut/spring combination. I've never dealt with coilovers before.
In my mind, a shock/strut/spring combination seems more robust than coilovers.
FWIW, my brother made the same decision for a similar reason on his Mustang. Yes coilovers are better, but single-adjustable Koni Yellows and the H&R Race springs is also a very good combination. He doesn't need all the adjustability - with the very real potential to screw the settings up (and it would have been even more work for me anyway). That all said, we might very well go with coilovers on his Buick, but who knows - given it gets driven in winter, that may not be ideal...

I think he's at the point now where he can probably bring the Konis up off full soft - been almost a year and good few hundred miles now, so he should be good and broken in.
 

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FWIW, my brother made the same decision for a similar reason on his Mustang. Yes coilovers are better, but single-adjustable Koni Yellows and the H&R Race springs is also a very good combination. He doesn't need all the adjustability - with the very real potential to screw the settings up (and it would have been even more work for me anyway). That all said, we might very well go with coilovers on his Buick, but who knows - given it gets driven in winter, that may not be ideal...

I think he's at the point now where he can probably bring the Konis up off full soft - been almost a year and good few hundred miles now, so he should be good and broken in.
Yeah. I don't really like to have to adjust things more than once or twice. I like to get it dialed in and leave it there FOREVER. :LOL:

On my Cobalt, I adjusted the dampening settings twice. Although I only had the KONI's on it for 8 months. They were the insert style dampners in front and it seemed like they never held alignment because there was always a little movement between the insert and the strut housing.

Thankfully the KONI's for the Cruze are struts and not inserts.
 

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Yeah. I don't really like to have to adjust things more than once or twice. I like to get it dialed in and leave it there FOREVER. :LOL:

On my Cobalt, I adjusted the dampening settings twice. Although I only had the KONI's on it for 8 months. They were the insert style dampners in front and it seemed like they never held alignment because there was always a little movement between the insert and the strut housing.

Thankfully the KONI's for the Cruze are struts and not inserts.
That's specifically why I didn't go with the yellows on my Cobalt.
 

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Good choice.
I think so. The FE5 struts/shocks have held up plenty well for the past 11 years (and the struts were used when I bought them).
 

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I think so. The FE5 struts/shocks have held up plenty well for the past 11 years (and the struts were used when I bought them).
That's what I switched to as well as the springs. The lasted for 7 years until the car was totaled.
 

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UPDATE: To complete my handling upgrade I purchased a Front Stabilizer Bar, Rear Stabilizer Bar, and Stabilizer Links from Whiteline Performance today. The front bar and links were in stock. The rear bar was a "Pre-order" item, expected to ship next week.
 

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UPDATE: To complete my handling upgrade I purchased a Front Stabilizer Bar, Rear Stabilizer Bar, and Stabilizer Links from Whiteline Performance today. The front bar and links were in stock. The rear bar was a "Pre-order" item, expected to ship next week.
Were you able to get the bar for between the struts? I have been trying to for a year and cannot find it in stock anywhere.
 
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