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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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hey every one am redoing my suspension on my 08 cobalt lt sedan part of the reason is cause my one struts is blown my sway bar endlinks are bad and my control arm bushing are bad so i figured i would upgrade it all at once so am going to go with fe5 struts and shocks and pedder springs and upgrade the front sway bar to ss one i didnt know what all i need and what one i need to do the sway bar and endlinks and i was going to upgrade to fe5 control arms again didnt know what ones i need and what all you guys would suggest to do so any answer or opinions would be appreciate and dont say its a waste of time and money for the control arms cause i already made up my mind on getting them and i am kind of hard on my car sometimes thank you
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Just because you made up your mind doesn't mean it's not a waste of time and or money. However it's probably a good idea.

Pretty sure you will need the 05-07 end links because they're shorter. Someone else with a better idea will tell you on which (ss/sc or ss/tc) sway bar to go with. A Powell sway bar may be a better option but I've only seen them for the rear


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yea thats the only thing am not sure on is what all i need for the control arms and what all i need for the front sway bar am going to do the rear one after christmas
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You can find the fe5 control arms on eBay for something like $160 for the set. Moog problem solver has a bushing that is amazing but I'll have o see if it fits the fe5 control arm.


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K200792 is the part number. However if you buy new fe5 control arms then it'll have new bushings anyway. The K200792 do fit the fe1-fe5 control arms and they'll definitely outlast your vehicle.


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ok do i get the fe5 05 to 07 sc ones or the fe5 08 and up tc ones and if i buy them new does it come with the ball joint and bushing already pressed and put in
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Control arms are 05-07 FE5 the 08-10 FE5 has a different sized ball joint.

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Pretty sure you'll need LSJ (SS '05-'07) control arms. Powell rear sways are best. The front anti-sway bar will need to match up with the FE5 shocks you're using, so I'd hope you'd go for the '08-'10 (23mm). Powell also makes control arm bushings (CABs) which are very highly regarded by some people. Don't touch Pedders springs if you live in the snowbelt. They rust out badly and quickly. Mine are about a year old and are rotting. Look into YYZ springs if you want performance/handling.

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You really don't need to upgrade the front swaybar, the rear makes a much bigger difference.

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It's a hell of a job too.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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yea i know it don't make a big chance but i figure will am there i mean as well plus the owner of my car before me didn't take that good of care of it so am slowly upgrading it to all new and also i was going to go with the ced fe5 strut and shock package and for springs i want the best handling but with a decent drop and for my control arms i mainly want to change them cause i dont have a press and i am hard on my car sometimes
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