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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Rack & Pinion Differences FE1 & FE3?

What is the differences between the Soft Ride Suspension (FE1) and the Sport Suspension (FE3)?? What about the FE5?? Are they interchangeable?? I have an LT sedan and was thinking about the FE3 since I need a new rack & pinion.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2015, 09:15 AM
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Well, I know you said you found everything you needed in a sticky, but I just wanted to make sure you got the info that the FE5 is generally accepted as the best suspension for the Cobalt. Couple the shocks and struts with some good lowering springs like SSC, CM, or YYZ, and you'll have a pretty nice handling economy car.


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Very true. Even on full FE5 hardware, you'll hardly notice much of a drop either, making it still very usable as a daily/family vehicle. Performance will take a huge boost, but functionality will stay the same.

Some FE5 components are cheaper then their FE1 counterparts too. Win-win.

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If you really want an upgrade go with koni yellows

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Why bother when the FE5 setup was tuned so well? Remember, these were built and honed on the Nurburgring where the SS/TC held the fastest lap for a production FWD car for quite some time. Sure you can ajust the Yellows to some degree, but again, why would you ever bother?

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I will most likely get some koni shocks and struts in a year or so.. then again by then I will be running low on performance upgrades haha

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Because koni yellows are better than the fe5 plus with the adjustability you can set them up for track use and road use.

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