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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2014, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Which is the Best Way to Go..

So I've read into quite a few suspension upgrade threads.

I know I want to upgrade to FE5 shocks and struts..but I'm torn on springs..

I'm down to three options.

FE5 spring switch the FE5 setup(CED sells a kit that includes shocks,struts, and springs)
Cobalt FE5-FE5 Strut,Shock,Spring Plug and Play System FE5-FE5

Powell springs with the FE5 setup:
Cobalt FE5-YYZ Strut,Shock,Spring Plug and Play System FE5YYZ

Or get just the shocks and struts and put in Pedder SportRyder springs which I've heard has better performance than FE5 springs while still keeping a similar ride.

I have considered coilovers, but it's a daily driver..so I'm trying to keep a somewhat decent ride.

Thanks in advance for any opinions and advice you have to offer.
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I've heard nothing but good reviews from everything Powell makes
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I would go YYZ. I regret not doing that when I swapped my suspension out. But I thought there was an issue with rusting on the YYZ not too long ago. Maybe I am wrong.

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No it's the Pedders that rust, my YYZ springs have no rust on them after a winter. Not to mention he warranties they.

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I LOVE my YYZ springs!

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Did somebody mention rust? You should see my Pedders. Dear lord. It's not even funny anymore.

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Did somebody mention rust? You should see my Pedders. Dear lord. It's not even funny anymore.
Lol, thanks for the advice everyone. I'm going with the FE5 powell setup..
Probably buy it, swaybars and a few other things all at once and try to get it installed before a TOTD meet October 3rd.
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Ask any other questions you have, I've done all of this already.

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Try to swap out as many failure-prone components as you can while you're gutting things. Nothing worse than going back in because you cheaped out.

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