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post #1 of 94 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I've got a Cobalt LT Sedan and I'm tired of my car feeling like it's going to tip over when i take a turn.
What would help? Sway bar, new struts, something else?
My car has a rough ride but at least if it handled well I wouldn't mind as much
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Fe5 shocks, struts, performance springs, front/rear snks. That will solve your problemway bars, endl

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any type of strut tower bar will help prevent this "body roll" along with the addition of sway bars and going lower...
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2008+ FE5 shocks/struts/Sway bars (If you're willing to go through that trouble) w/ Pedders.


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Here is my set up, she corners like a champ!!

GM Addiction strut bar painted black
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Holy crap, how much would all that cost if I have to have a mechanic do it? I guess struts alone wouldn't help?
If you could only afford to do one thing would it be struts or a sway bar?
I definitely don't want to lower it, the ride is poor as it is and the roads here suck
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Holy crap, how much would all that cost if I have to have a mechanic do it? I guess struts alone wouldn't help?
If you could only afford to do one thing would it be struts or a sway bar?
I definitely don't want to lower it, the ride is poor as it is and the roads here suck
If you're trying not to spend a ton, sway bars are probably the quickest. Sway bars helped my G5 pretty well.


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If you're trying not to spend a ton, sway bars are probably the quickest. Sway bars helped my G5 pretty well.
Someone mentioned rear sway bar, shouldn't it be a front sway bar? It's the front end that feels like it's folding in on itself.
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Holy crap, how much would all that cost if I have to have a mechanic do it? I guess struts alone wouldn't help?
If you could only afford to do one thing would it be struts or a sway bar?
I definitely don't want to lower it, the ride is poor as it is and the roads here suck
expensive lol

Upgrade the shocks/struts but you really need to upgrade your springs as well. Not looking for drop? Go with a set of pedders, or a eibach pro kit.

The cool thing about building your suspension is that you can do it piece by piece. get your springs/shocks now. Pick up a strut bar later (someone is selling one in the classifieds section right now :D ) , Pick up the sway bars etc etc. Plus most all of the suspension components are easy to install yourself...

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