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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Finally lowered the Malibu

Today Iíve received my lowering springs STORM from the korean company and Iím very satisfied with the quality of the ride. Here are the results.
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 02:39 PM
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I assume you reused the OEM struts? I'll be interested in hearing your opinion with some decent miles on them.

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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-10-2018, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I did and I'm very satisfied about the quality of the ride
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What size are your wheels?


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What size are your wheels?
That and where did you source the springs?

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Re: Finally lowered the Malibu

That looks great!

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Re: Finally lowered the Malibu

Nice....I guess I'll get the storms....I was waiting for someone to provide a review before I got them, lol.
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Re: Finally lowered the Malibu

lowering within reason gives better handling as well as looking good! most cars can be dropped an inch without issues but more can create alignment issues which hopefully you got.
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Post some better pictures please!!!!

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Re: Finally lowered the Malibu

I lowered my Malibu with the 2.0L Malibu Suspension Lowering Kit from GM. I have attached an image showing my grey car (lowered) and the red dealer car (stock height).
I wanted a more aggressive stance but I really wanted the car to handle better. When cornering at speed in slippery conditions, the back end felt (to me) very light and like it wanted to come around. Not anymore. The back end now feels like it sits down in the corners. Handles WAY WAY better.
I will let you decide if it looks lower but here are the ride heights of each year (measured from underside of fender to ground)

2016 Malibu (stock) - Front (710mm / 28") Rear (725mm / 28.5")
2017-2018 Malibu (stock) - Front (710mm / 28") Rear (735mm / 29")
2017-2018 Malibu (lowered) - Front (695mm / 27.3") Rear (720mm / 28.3")
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