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Default Broken spring - upgrade recommendations?

Hi

I have a 2007 with a broken front spring, out of luck because I'm not included in the 2003-06 extended warranty on the springs (even though I'm frustrated as I think I should be covered - GM Canada is obviously not interested). Anyway, I just bought this car and was thinking of upgading the suspension in the medium term, perhaps now is the time.

I don't want to go too low because this is a daily family drive and I need some ground clearance for the Montreal winters, so my initial thought was to go to Aero springs (I have a 2.0T Anniversary)rather than an aftermarket 30mm drop. Would I need to upgrade the dampers if I go with the 10mm lower Aero springs? Also, are there other significant changes from the factory base to factory sports suspension? Last, any online source for these springs? My local dealer doesn't have them/doesn't seem interested in installing them on my car (they want to go by the colour code only).

Thanks for any help guys.

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Hi

I have a 2007 with a broken front spring, out of luck because I'm not included in the 2003-06 extended warranty on the springs (even though I'm frustrated as I think I should be covered - GM Canada is obviously not interested). Anyway, I just bought this car and was thinking of upgading the suspension in the medium term, perhaps now is the time.

I don't want to go too low because this is a daily family drive and I need some ground clearance for the Montreal winters, so my initial thought was to go to Aero springs (I have a 2.0T Anniversary)rather than an aftermarket 30mm drop. Would I need to upgrade the dampers if I go with the 10mm lower Aero springs? Also, are there other significant changes from the factory base to factory sports suspension? Last, any online source for these springs? My local dealer doesn't have them/doesn't seem interested in installing them on my car (they want to go by the colour code only).

Thanks for any help guys.
I've got some Springs off my 05 Aero I need to sell 10mm drop.
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I've got some Springs off my 05 Aero I need to sell 10mm drop.
I've just come back form the dealer with a pair of standard front springs (C$440 installed w/tax, for reference), besides I have the combi the rears don't match the sedan's. Thanks anyway.
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I've got some Springs off my 05 Aero I need to sell 10mm drop.
Are these still available? I am interested how much are you looking for?
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