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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Sway Bar from SS to LS

im thinking of pulling a front sway bar from an SS that maybe i can find in good condition at a salvage yard. but am unsure of what supporting parts need to be pulled in order to have the new sway bar properly mounted and supported in full. anyone done this Op before and if so a few tips would be great. i believe only the front sway will go on the LS from the SS but i figure its a good way to cheaply up the front sway and buy an after market rear.
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OBZ ran into some issues i think with his. something about different model years, and end links if i remember correctly. but you could ask him also....
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Im sure it will fit. The strut towers are in the same exact place.
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SS Parts that fit on the Base LS LT Models

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FE 3,5 Shocks
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FE 3,5 Springs
FE 3,5 Front Sway bar <---
FE 3,5 Control Arms
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the bar itself will fit, but the fe1 uses a different connector. so you need to have the fe3 or fe5 ends. at least thats what ive heard. i havent done it myself...
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Cesar is Correct, i have the FE5 front sway bar, however i have not installed it yet(waiting on good weather)

What you need is the sway bar, the "2" clamps, and the "SS FE5" End links. The FE5 endlinks are shorter then your stock FE1 links. So you have to use the FE5 end links.

My suggestion also if you do go ahead with this...spend the extra $15 and get the prothane bar bushings. Never Enough Auto 877-609-6727 - Chevrolet :: Cobalt :: 05-Up Cobalt / Cobalt SS :: Suspension :: Suspension & Chassis :: Bushings :: Anti Sway Bar Bushings :: Prothane Front Anti Sway Bar Bushings #7-1190

Hope this helps.




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XFE is right, you need the bar and the two clamps w/bushings that hold it down. Prothane is not necessary if the stock rubber is in good shape. the fe1 clamps are too small and if you force them over the fe5 bar they will eventually fail, bad ju-ju.

You don't NEED the fe5 links but if they're there, grab them. The only reason there's a difference is shorter=less flex=better response.

---------- Post added at 07:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:35 PM ----------

there are no aftermarket bars better than the 2 fe5 versions.


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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how do those of you that have done sway bars feel about the upgrade? i know i feel like my LS just doesnt want to take higher speed turns. anyone done aftermarket or done SS on LS sway bars that can give a little feedback?
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