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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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After 106,000 miles on my 08 Sport Coupe, I think it's time to replace the struts. Anyone know the part numbers for factory parts? TIA

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found it. thanks!

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is GMpartsdirect a reliable place to order parts from?

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Create engine depot is a good site to find quality GM performance parts. Also ZZP if you're looking for more specific and higher engineered (well, sometimes) products.

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Both places are good. Look for package deals for the best price. There are a lot of threads on this so I won't bore you, but in short, I would recommend replacing other components if you can. At 100K+ things are probably ready for a swap.

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I have a brand new set of FE5's I still have to install and I got a package deal from crateenginedepot.com their cost was $339 out the door and got to my house in about 6 days

Still need to order the moog endlinks since my OEMs are a bit worn. I would suggest getting the FE5's if you want to upgrade your struts/shocks, heard nothing but good things about them compared to the baseline replacements.

At the 100k mark is about the lifespan of the AC Delco spark plugs, I believe GM uses iridium, I have not looked since I replaced mine at 50k mileage. I went with Nippon Denso Iridiums. Have not had an issue yet, but spark plugs are a must at 100k if haven't been replaced yet. There are a few others too, like trans fluid flush, radiator flush, timing chain inspection/adjustment, etc.

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would i be able to do this replacement project in parts? I feel like my rear suspension isn't too bad, so i would like to do the front (Struts, strut mount, front springs, control arm - all FE5) then do the rear about a month later. that should be fine right?

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I agree. Having a built up front suspension while keeping a stock FE1 rear setup sounds like it can seriously destabilize the car. Don't do anything until you've got the cash for the complete job. It's safer and will save you another trip to the garage.

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