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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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I've looked through several threads but couldn't find a definite answer to my question:

I have FE1 suspension, in need of LCA bushings + ball joints... Will the FE5 LCA be an exact replacement or will I need additional parts for it to work?

I plan to buy the whole LCA +ball joint assembly.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 06:57 PM
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Im pretty sure the lower control arm would work but only the fe5 05-07 since they redesigned it for the turbo ss. I would just rock the Fe1 one and just replace the bushings.
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Thanks for the advice. I figured keeping the FE1 would be best for the upcoming winter conditions here in MI. Will the FE5 bushings work in the FE1 LCA?
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No bushings don't swap, I'm on LSJ FE5 control arms.

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Cool, thanks again for the information.
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No bushings don't swap, I'm on LSJ FE5 control arms.
Just curious, you are saying the only part that you have from FE5 is the LCA?
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Well I have far from just the LCAs from the FE5 suspension, but you could run just FE5 LCAs all FE1 and not have an issue.

2009 Cobalt LS XFE (F23) Victory Red
YYZ V.3 Springs, Koni shocks/struts, Powell XXX rear swaybar, Brembo brake swap, 5 lug conversion, Ion Redline wheels, SS/SC interior swap including power conversion, K&N intake, Trifecta tune, Ark Performance N-II catback, Ark shorty antenna, SS body kit, Powell F23 rotated mount, LNF rear mount, Powell CABs
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Ok, thanks for clarifying that. I guess I am just going for the FE1 since I am here more to learn how to improve the comfort and efficiency of my car and not tryng to build a race car.
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