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2006 LT Vs SS Suspension

What are the major differences between the suspension in a LT and a SS supercharged? Is it worth upgrading to?
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Upgrade to the lnf suspension. From the turbo ss
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Upgrade to the lnf suspension. From the turbo ss
This.

Cheap and effective. SS/TC Struts and Shocks are actually better than Koni Yellows for a fraction of the price.

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How are they better? Stiffer? Better cornering?
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Better than...the Konis, or the base suspension?

GM Developed the SS/TC on Nürburgring, ultimately leading to a superior product over the Konis.

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I changed the rear springs and shocks on my LT for the SS springs and shocks. Made the car more stable at highway speeds and I don't regret. Actually think of doing the same thing to the LS because at 110KPH it isn't the sturdiest riding car.

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FE1s are a deathtrap. I never thought I'd ever get oversteer on a FWD until I took an offramp at 20 kph over the advised limit. Upgrade now if you use your car as more than basic transportation and if you value your life.

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Stiffer struts/shocks that can handle the higher spring rates of the SS/TC springs - also makes them much more suitable than the FE1 shocks/struts to handle lowering springs.

A larger front sway bar and cast aluminum control arms (vs stamped/welded steel) round out the changes for the most part.

I'm running SS/TC FE5 Struts and Shocks, with SSC lowering spring (one of the top handling springs, and yet still rides comfortably and provides a good drop), with SS/SC FE5 control arms and front 24mm swaybar with Moog end links. I also have the Powell Hardcore rear sway bar. Body roll just doesn't happen anymore.

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Come spring I plan to overhaul my mediocre suspension setup (Currently running SS/TC shocks & struts and Pedders springs). I want to use YYZs, LSJ control arms, Powell CABs, Powell hardcore XXX rear sway, LNF 23mm front bar, Powergrid endlinks and Timken wheel bearings. There are a few more parts but those have priority.

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