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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Different Upgrade Route...

Looking into a different direction with a 3LT. I am looking to make it an LTZ(as the trim was discontinued in 2007, but I'm sure you're all aware of that). I was wondering if the jump from Fe1 to Fe3 would be enough to stiffen the ride a touch in the line of luxury or if it would be recommended to do the Fe5 upgrades. Also, as it deals with the wheel/tire... anyone know where I can find the G5GT Wheels?(The Slim-5)

Some base info: I am on the 5 Lug JM4 setup with Fe1 currently.
Car is the SSNA interior, leather, heated seat, +140 Speedo, LTZ "wood".

Would like to add SS sideskirts +RKSport lip in front.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 04:49 PM
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So, are you trying to build a luxury/sport compact? Which one of those two qualities are you aiming to focus on most? FE1s would be the softest and least harsh of the suspensions, though I don't think that alone qualifies as being luxurious (The LTZ trim is equipped with this suspension). Higher end cars in this class usually have adjustable suspensions, controlled by buttons or dials in the car. Comfort, Snow/Gravel, Sport, Sport+, and Race being fairly common. Coilovers or airbags wouldn't be a bad idea if you're serious enough about it. You could find replica GT wheels from a few different sources at different prices. Try Amazon or eBay.

Good luck.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 09:13 AM
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how about D2 coilovers on bags.
Make it one of akind.
lower your or heighten your suspension while driving.

2010 Cobalt 2LT Sports Package
2.5% tint all the way round.
2.9 pulley, 60# Injectors, Injen 2.5" intake
55 Watt 6000K Hi/Lo HID's
35 Watt 5000K Fogs
Black SS 17" Wheels
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2.5' ZZP DP
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Bags are too expensive for my budget. I had the complete factory FE5 kit from CED in a spreadsheet as I was kicking it around last summer. I was thinking Fe3 (as the Impala LT had the Fe2 and the LTZ had the Fe3). But everyone who owns an SS swears by the Fe5 if they stay stock.

However, I'm trying to make a daily a little more upscale with a touch of originality. I mean, the car has its quirks(color is Slate metallic, 2 tone interior, heated leather, installed the ltz wood) so it's pretty rare as is, but I think a few little mods would put the car over the top.
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