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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-08-2011, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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I've got an 08 Sport with 47000 miles. Was just wondering when most people start replacing their struts?? I don't want to wait till they completly go anymore because of the damage that can happen when they do go(coil spring included). Learned my lesson from waiting on a different car!! Also, do you go with OEM, or aftermarket??
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X2 on replacing them with FE5. Might as well throw in better springs when you replace the struts...

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FE5 struts/shocks from the 2008+ Cobalt SS Turbocharged.

For springs, you can also go with the 08+ FE5 or use Pedders.


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OK guys, thanks.........
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would fe5 struts make the car ride rougher. I have an LT and its really rough already
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would fe5 struts make the car ride rougher. I have an LT and its really rough already
Depends on what you define as rough. The SS/SC isn't too bad for me on PA roads.


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My LT Sedan takes bumps really hard. I have a lot of potholes here. I always read that the Cobalt has a smooth ride, not mine
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I have over 100000 miles on my car and my struts are still in good condition. I have an 06 LS sedan.
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Just because they're not leaking doesn't mean they're still ok. Hence the reason for my orignal question. Is there a time limit)years or milage people go by before they swap their stuff out BEFORE it actually fails?? This question is based on nonabusive type driving & reasonable road wear.............
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