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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have been lurking around on here for a bit and have to admit I'm real slow with most car things. That being said I found someone parting out a SS 07 and was thinking about getting the shocks and struts. I have an 07 LT. They said it would be about 150 a side so 300 total for everything on the suspension. What I'm wondering is if this is a good deal and because it isn't new if it's actually worth it or if getting brand new is the better way to go. Any help would be awesome
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The '05-'07 FE5 hardware is good, but the '08-'10 is better. I personally wouldn't buy used suspension parts, but that's my opinion. Look at rockauto or CED for their kits. Might consider going with an aftermarket spring aswell.

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Thanks Plain...if I'm just looking to lower it a little and use it as a DD would just stock springs be better or aftermarket still the way to go?
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Stock springs are fine, but there are better options. B&Gs are supposed to be quite low if that's what you're looking for. I myself am more interested in performance, so I went with something a bit different. Pedders was at the time the best handling spring, but at only a 1.5'' drop, it's nothing really noticeable. My car is my all season DD. FE5 shocks have held up pretty well I'd say.

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I'd say $300 with the FE5 control arms is a good deal, any more than that and it's not worth it. If the car has over 70k on it the shocks/struts I wouldn't bother with because they don't last that much longer, honestly if they were used over 20k I wouldn't even want them. You can get the entire 08-10 FE5 kit for about $600 on CED.

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So I think you've convinced me to just go FE5 stock is the best option for me. How much drop would I get from it and how difficult of a task is it? Easy enough for a rookie or best to have someone who knows what is going on do it?
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If you get the kit from CED it's so easy anyone can do it, this is because the front struts and springs come preassembled.

They are more than I thought, sorry. It's up to you if it's worth it spending extra to make it way easier or buying the parts separate, I'd almost say just get the YYZ package if you're spending that much.
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Google images of the 08-10 cobalt SS stock and you'll see the ride height, this is my cobalt on those same YYZ springs as you'd get.



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Still think yyz springs need more low in the rear....
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I'll be doing the fe5 struts with lowering springs(nosurewhatbrand) this summer.

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I'm fine with it because the handling is just amazing.

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