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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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My car has a about 105,000 miles and the only suspension parts Ive replaced are the shocks and struts about 30,000 miles or so ago. (Replaced FE1 with FE5)

That did make the ride a little stiffer, which was expected, but now Im looking to make the ride more comfortable. Ive mostly given up on performance type stuff these days and just want the car to ride smoothly and last another year or two while I transfer and finish my degree.

What springs would probably be best for that? I typically hear people wanting to know the drop or performance increase springs would provide, but all I want is strong springs that will last and not make me feel like every speed bump is hittin me in the ass.

I get occasional clunk sounds too coming from different wheel wells, so Im guessing theres some other parts I should look into replacing as well.

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I agree. FE1s are likely the softest spring you could safely have on our cars. However, they don't always get along with FE5 shocks.

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Yep back to stock FE1, but which FE5 suspension do you have 05-07 or 08-10? I know my suspension is stiffer than FE1 but love it (YYZ springs).

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I think I may have gotten the 08 FE5 suspension...I was told it was the parts the turbo SS used.

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You want fe3 springs. It is what the LT have

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My springs have over 100,000 miles on them now, so I was thinking that replacing the springs really might help. Ill have to start searching around for some...

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You want fe3 springs. It is what the LT have
That false

Fe1- LS/lt
Fe3-2.4
Fe5-Lsj
Fe5-LNf

But u want softest.. Go new fe1 parts
Replace your control arm bushing, end links, strut mounts,
Sway bar bushings.

Should have no more clunks
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Just beware of crosswinds.

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