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Old 02-15-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Alright so this is the only complain ill have about my balt. When I'm driving down the freeway at higher speeds (80+), my car likes to sway between the lines of the lane I'm in. This scares me because I don't want to somehow catch a big wind and crash. My question is what would cause that and fix it? I'm thinking either wider wheels or sway bars. Anyone have some input on this? Thanks

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:44 PM
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Sway bars, fe5 suspension, and going the speed limit!!!
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I had the same problem when i bought mine and I changed a lot of things in the direction, but it appears to be a shock, the guys from chevrolet didn't even noticed it, I found it when I changed my tire. If it's your problem your shock will be all covered of oil.
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Same thing happens to me. I always just assumed it was because Cobalts are pretty small/light cars.
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Same thing happens to me. I always just assumed it was because Cobalts are pretty small/light cars.
My thoughts as well. There not built for speed.

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It's a taller car with flat sides - it works great as a sail.

Somebody exhaling on the side of the road at that speed will cause the car to flip, be glad that hasn't happened yet!

But really - and amount of wind will be felt. Lowering helps reduce this, along with the suspension, as mentioned.

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Well I guess I have one more thing to look forward to once I get all my suspension parts outta my room and onto my car.
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Which FE5 parts to start with? Control arms?
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Which FE5 parts to start with? Control arms?
Struts and Shocks. Then Sway bar. Control arms aren't totally necessary and are very hard to find for cheap. I got lucky with mine, if you can find a set for cheap, get em.

Get '08+ SS/TC struts/shocks, '05-'07 SS/SC swaybar (it's bigger than the TC's) and '05-'07 SS/SC control arms - TC control arms won't fit.

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