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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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FE1 to FE3 Suspension

I went onto A1 auto and was looking at suspension for my 2007 Chevy cobalt LS FE1 model suspension. i want to buy better suspension but have been told by different companies that the FE1 and FE3 suspension kits are incompatible. I want to put the FE3 suspension on because it looks nicer and runs a little more to my liking. I need to figure out if I can buy the FE3's or not. Im leaving to somewhere soon and ill be gone for a long time. let me know if i can put the aluminum FE3 control arms on my FE1 vehicle. and 2) if i can put FE3 struts and springs. Anyone do this before? and how did that work out for you?
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If you're looking at all that, don't bother with FE3 struts/shocks. Get the '08+ FE5 struts/shocks, and get AC Delco brand, as that is the OEM, Nurburgring-developed stuff. That is what you want. FE3 and FE5 do share the cast aluminum control arms, just make sure you do not get '08+ FE5 control arms, as they will not fit (the knuckle interface is different).

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It has been done plenty of times, whatever company you talked to telling you it won't work is just going by what their system tells them your car needs. Like mp81 said, 08+ fe5 control arms won't work but any other control arm will swap in no problem and any of the shock/strut and spring combos will work

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Also, won't hurt to check around but usually rockauto or Amazon have the best prices for the oem ac delco fe5 suspension
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Fe5 rear springs were $100 cad and changed the handling of my 2005 cobalt base model completely.

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