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So I want to get a coilover kit to lower my Cruze Diesel. Want a firmer ride and less body roll, however nothing harsh or punishing.

I'm looking at 3 options for non-adjustable "sport" type kits.

Blistein is the cheapest and KW is almost 2x as much. Can't find out anything here on the Vogtland kit, mid-range in pricing.

Bilstein 47-171725: https://www.carid.com/bilstein/front-and-rear-lowering-coilover-kit-mpn-47-171725.html

Vogtland 968810: https://www.amazon.com/Vogtland-968810-Height-Adjustable-Coil/dp/B07KWBB3VY

KW V1 : https://www.amazon.com/KW-10260057-Variant-Coil-over-Chevrolet/dp/B008SZRP5M

What should I get?

Do I need to replace all the suspension bushings?
 

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Since I got such great feedback on here... I'm going to go with my Mechanics Recomendation.

He said I shouldn't skimp and get the KW V2 setup w/ adjustable rebound damping. Unless somebody provides me a sane reason to not spend $2K on this kit, I'm probably going to do it.
 

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so the kw kit (as per their website) is universal for all cruzes with the model years

the diesel is 500# heavier than the eco...do/should they really be using the same shocks and springs?

seems a proper kit would have parts specifically made for the application.
 

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so the kw kit (as per their website) is universal for all cruzes with the model years

the diesel is 500# heavier than the eco...do/should they really be using the same shocks and springs?

seems a proper kit would have parts specifically made for the application.
The KW kit I'm talking about (# 15260057) https://www.kwsuspensions.com/kw-suspensions-kw-coilover-kit-v2-2011-chevrolet-cruze-15260057.html was actually designed for the OPEL Astra, which is equipped with multiple CDTI diesel engines from 1.3L-2.0L and also the 1.4-1.6 Turbo gasoline engines. It also fits the Cruze models so it is compatible with our NA cars.

It has an adjustable shock so the ride can be dialed in as necessary based upon desired ride quality. And I'm sure KW other springs available alternate if the 400/lb progressive springs are not firm enough. Overall it is a sport kit and shouldn't be too aggressive

My mechanic talked me out of the Taiwanese and Korean Coilovers and said the KW V2 kit was the one to get. I'm not too excited about the price but I know quality stuff is expensive so I'll bite the bullet.
 
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