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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Front Stablizer Bar Broke in Half...

Front Stablizer Bar broke in half...

Took the car to Gm to find out what the clunking noise in the front end is and they said the stabilizer bar is broken and I would need a new stabilizer bar and bushings.

The Stabilizer bar is $284.75

And the bushings are $40.20


Should I just order a Fe5 stabilizer bar?

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I'd go aftermarket for that price, you'd get a better deal
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I'd go aftermarket for that price, you'd get a better deal
The fe5 is $125 for the stabilizer bar, and $50 a piece for the front stabilizer shafts.

The links are different, the bracket is different, and clamps are different, for a total of

$ 353.00.

They also said that I would need the Fe5 control arms to put a fe5 stabilizer bar on the front.

My car is a 2005 Chevy Cobalt with fe3.

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Go aftermarket, for what the stealership wants you will get better quality stuff aftermarket. Factory broke once, why take the risk again.



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you can use the same control arms. and you can use the older 1 bolt clamps with non ridged insulators for the sway bar



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you can use the same control arms. and you can use the older 1 bolt clamps with non ridged insulators for the sway bar
So all I would need would be the 2005 Fe5 Sway bar, and the 2005 Fe3 1 bolt clamp? What about the Shaft bushings?
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you need these bushings if your clamps have no ridges p/n 22700091 crateenginedepot sells them, you also might want to upgrade your endlinks to moog ones also.



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you need these bushings if your clamps have no ridges p/n 22700091 crateenginedepot sells them, you also might want to upgrade your endlinks to moog ones also.
So I wouldn't need fe5 brackets, and fe5 control arms?
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No on the control arms You can upgrade the control arms if you would like but its not a necessity. And im entirely certain what you mean by brackets if your talking about the clamps for the stabilizer bar then no you can use the 1 bolt ones you have and just get the bushings.



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Just buy a used SS/SC bar...I got mine for 50 bucks.

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