Well with some other repairs that need to get fixed (passenger side window motor/regulator, backup light switch and instrument cluster rebuild) I am also looking to replace my suspension setup on my 2005 Cavalier and wanted to check with you guys here to get some opinions before I go ahead and make my purchases. So my current setup is just basic lowering springs on the stock strut assembly which of course rides like complete @!#$ here in Ohio. The car has been like this for about 10 years with only just under 42,000 miles but I just want to get a better riding experience so finally going to go ahead with a full coilover system. Here is the system I am looking to go with:
I have done quite a bit of research and these seem to be quality product but curious if anyone has any experience with them to give some feedback or has another suggestion. I have also looked at the TEIN and KW systems as well. Also while I am tearing the suspension out I am going to go ahead and take care of the dreaded sunken rear end of our cars. This honestly doesn't bother me too much but figured while I got everything apart I might as well as I do like the changes it makes to the overall stance. Here are the kits that I am looking at for that:
The question I have is what size do I need to even out the rear end with the front end? I am running MSR 138's (http://www.msrwheels.com/auto_car_wheels.cfm?id=2056#) if that information helps. From what I have found it seems like 15mm or 20mm is what I need to go with but wanted to double check to be sure with people that have already done this. Any information you guys can give me regarding these questions would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone!
avoid wheel spacers, get hub spacers. A number of people make them for the J-bodies. you can also get a set that also has mounts for rear disks. Your text to link here...
I miss my Cavalier, even if it made 100 hp on a cold day and had more suspension then it deserved.