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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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FE5 Upgrade Question

I'm driving a base 09 LT cobalt. I'm going to upgrade to full FE5 struts spring and absorbers. Which endlinks are the ones for me? The 11 inch or the 9 inch?
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You can use either or. Im on Fe5 shocks and springs with lowering springs and I still kept my 11 in ones. If your going to replace them I would get the 9 in ones just because they are a pain to get on.
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If you get a 2'' drop or more get the 9'' otherwise keep the 11''.

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Another quick question I have is, Are the MOOG (constant rate) springs the same as OEM FE5 springs?

Here is a link about the ones I'm speaking of.CLICK HERE.
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Are you inquiring about rear or front?

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Or both?

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Are you inquiring about rear or front?

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Or both?
All four, I'm just wondering if they are nearly identical to the OEM FE5. You can also get variable or constant rate for both sets, if that makes much difference. I'm not towing trailers. So constant rate seems to be the way to go.
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I believe the stock fronts are constant rate with the rear variable rate on the stock 08-10 FE5, just get the ones CED sells don't go with aftermarket.

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You can use either or. Im on Fe5 shocks and springs with lowering springs and I still kept my 11 in ones. If your going to replace them I would get the 9 in ones just because they are a pain to get on.
The 9 inch ones are a pain to get on?
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The 11 inch endlink will work fine with the FE5 struts and springs. the 9 inch is kinda optional fo rthat set up. Although, if you decide aginst the FE5 spings and go after market, you should upgrade to the 9 inch endlinks. While on the same topic, I lowed my LS with tein springs and FE5 struts and did not change the endlinks. I haven't had a problem with the endlinks.

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