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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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New Control Arms or No?

So, I have one blown strut and both my shocks are bad. I'm going to be replacing/ upgrading my suspension this winter (NE Ohio winters rarely involve snow and ice, just 40*f and rainy). I want to use new fe5 shocks and struts and H&R lowering performance springs. I don't race my car on a track (or haven't yet) so I don't want to get anything adjustable because I don't want to blow up shock and struts by "mis-tuning" them. A guy at my work said I should get the ss lower control arms (fe5), as the ls, lt ones (fe1) will cause excessive body roll. Is he right? I didn't plan on getting control arms, just bushings. Any opinions or info on this?
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Although the fe5 control arms (05-07 only) would match up to your car and are better in terms of weight and performance. If you aren't going to race your car it will cost you more than its worth to you. Last I saw they were around $150 a side, new bushings would cost you $30 or something and be just fine. It's up to you and yes, I did love the upgrade. But again it's a cost to use issue that I dont see working out for you!


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