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This is THE thread to end all coilover threads. I want to see pictures of your coilovers. Specs on your coilovers. Pictures of you making sweet love to your coilovers...

Ok, maybe not that last one. :p

Its tax season, and along with new wheels, I am looking for more low. Granted, I am already lowered on Eibach springs. And with the heavier Diesel motor, my drop is bigger than you gassers. BUT, I need MORE. :D

This is the research I have compiled over the last week, presented to you to help make your educated decision. You can easily spend upwards of $2k on coilovers, so you really need to pick what is right for you.

And while I can give you numbers, I cannot give you impressions on handling or ride comfort. I need coilover owners to add their data to this thread. Let's make it the one stop shop for Cruze Coilovers!

Please note, many of the pictures you see are the stock photo. There are NO coilovers offered with tophats or camber adjustment plates. There are NO coilovers that offer a rear coilover spring. All Cruze rear setups use a separate shock and spring.

Now on to the goods!!!
 

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The first up are the KSports. There are 2 levels to satisfy your needs. They are by far the most popular coilover kit for the Cruze, and it isn't hard to see why. They offer a great drop without using the rear spring adjuster, and ride very well.


K-Sport Kontrol Pro



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Orange on Black
Single Adjustable
36 settings
8.7KG/mm Front Springs
8KG/mm Rear Springs
60mm drop
New Sway links included
Made in Korea


Found on Ebay for $942.50









K-Sport Kontrol Plus





Orange on Black
Double Adjustable, Dampening and Rebound
Remote Resevoir
9.8KG/mm Front Springs
8KG/mm Rear Springs
60mm drop
New Sway links included
Made in Korea


Found on Ebay for $1794
 

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This next coilover is very inexpensive. Many people have commented that K-Sports are too cheap, but then these undercut K-Sports by over 30%. If you are looking for a quick and dirty adjustable coilover system, then this is about as quick, dirty, and cheap as it gets.


CXRacing Coilovers






Choice of Red and Black, or Blue and Black
Single Adjustable
32 Settings
Choice of 10 or 6 KG/mm Front Springs
Choice of 5.5 or 4 KG/mm Rear Springs
Unknown max drop
New Sway links included




Found on Ebay for $639









And since we have shown you the cheapest, this other company is a lone wolf of sorts. Pedders is renowned for being one of the best, and their coilovers are made in the USA.


Pedders XA





Red on Black
Single Adjustable
30 Settings
6 kg/mm front spring rate
6 kg/mm rear spring rate
Unknown max drop
Unknown if sway links are included


Price varies from Pedder - expect 1500 +/- 300



 

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These next 2 have been called the K-Sport clones. Chances are they are made in the same Korean factory, but with different colored parts. While they look identical, there is no way to verify if they are the same internally. I have seen nothing but positive reviews on these 2 brands, they just aren't as popular in the Cruze market.


D2 Racing RS Coilovers





Purple and Black
Single Adjustable
36 Settings
Custom spring rates from 3 to 22 kg/mm for front and rear
Claimed max drop up to 120mm
Will make extra low shock bodies and springs on request for more drop
New Sway links included


Found on Amazon for $975








BC Racing BR






Gold and Black
Single Adjustable
30 Settings
6 kg/mm Front Spring (custom rate available)
4 kg/mm Rear Spring (custom rate available)
Extreme drop version available on request
Sway Links Included


Found on Ebay for $995



 

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These next 2 coilovers I've never heard of before I started researching. They are readily available on eBay should you desire something different.


XYZ Super Sport







Yellow, Orange and Black
Single Adjustable
30 Settings
9 kg/mm front spring rate
8 kg/mm rear spring rate
Sway Links included


Found on Ebay for $960




DGR






White, Orange and Black
Single Adjustable
30 Settings
Choice of Street Spec or Race Spec springs
Not known if these include sway bar links

Foun on eBay for $935
 

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These next 3 are what is being sold on Bad News Racing's website. I like BNR. They're a good company, and there is no reason to believe that they wouldn't sell anything but the most quality items.


ISC N1 Basic






Copper on Black
Single Adjustable
32 Settings
10 kg/mm front spring rate
5.5 kg/mm rear spring rate
Up to 75mm drop
Sway links included


BNR sells these for $855






Bilstein B14





Blue on Silver/Yellow
Non Adjustable
Unknown Spring rates
up to 40mm drop
Not known if this includes new sway links (suspect no)


BNR sells these for $770








KW ST Speedtech





Yellow on gold/black
Non-Adjustable
7.1 kg/mm front spring rate
Progressive rear spring rate
50mm drop
Not known if this includes new sway links
 

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Looking at picking up some ksports next month :D
 

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Thank you for taking the time to create such a great thread for coil overs.

I like the fact that you included the spring rates when possible.

Had this been around before I bought my springs, I might have choose coil overs instead.
 

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In the market for coilovers, and wondering if anybody has the ISC coilovers that BNR sells? Ive searched on here and found that Ksports are pretty good too. Anybody else have coilovers that are in the range of 850-900? Maybe DGR? Looking for some input here, thanks!
 

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I really like the ISC coilovers. I think they are a great value. I hope we can find some owners, because its either the ISC's or the KSports for me. :)
 

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Vinny's Cruze had BC Coilovers, not CX Racing.
That's pretty funny. When you look at CX Racing's website, they show his car with the suspension pics.

I removed his pictures.
 

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Ksports here. They work for going low but seem to not go low enough for me. Although 95% of the people that get them won't even go nearly as low as I am. Also I would kill for a higher spring rate as they seem too soft but everyone complains about a bumpy ride. Well news flash it's smooth as ****. The ksports are great but if the ISCs prove to be better in an upcoming test then I'll more than likely switch. I love my coilovers compared to any springs. It's just a matter of the rear not being able to drop lower without cutting or other modification.
 

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Ksports here. They work for going low but seem to not go low enough for me. Although 95% of the people that get them won't even go nearly as low as I am. Also I would kill for a higher spring rate as they seem too soft but everyone complains about a bumpy ride. Well news flash it's smooth as ****. The ksports are great but if the ISCs prove to be better in an upcoming test then I'll more than likely switch. I love my coilovers compared to any springs. It's just a matter of the rear not being able to drop lower without cutting or other modification.

Let me know if you do decide to switch and I'll take those ksports off you're hands for some $$ to buy the others :D
 

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Let me know if you do decide to switch and I'll take those ksports off you're hands for some $$ to buy the others :D
Sounds good to me man. You'll be the first to know.
 

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And D2 with the high spring rate and ability to request lower drop is pretty tempting.
 
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