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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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FE5 Struts

Hey guys, I have noticed that alot of ppl have upgraded to the FE5 struts, I was wondering what kind of struts are found on my 2.4 SS/NA and if it's worth getting the FE5's for the eibach sportline drop kit.

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Bump.......for my curiosity as well.

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if you are running sportlines you are going to need struts at some point in time... honestly there are better after-market ones out there than the GM FE5 ones. The only way to find a set of FE5's for cheap is going to be to get a used set... and those aren't any better than the ones you are running now.
 
 
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ss runs fe5 dont they? I thought they did for some reason.
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Hey guys, I have noticed that alot of ppl have upgraded to the FE5 struts, I was wondering what kind of struts are found on my 2.4 SS/NA and if it's worth getting the FE5's for the eibach sportline drop kit.
Post your VIN and I'll run it for the option codes.

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if you are running sportlines you are going to need struts at some point in time... honestly there are better after-market ones out there than the GM FE5 ones. The only way to find a set of FE5's for cheap is going to be to get a used set... and those aren't any better than the ones you are running now.
Only aftermarket struts I recall are Koni's but they aren't struts, they're inserts that require you to cut your old struts apart. I've been on my FE5's for about 14,000 to 15,000 miles and they are perfectly fine still. My only complaint is above about 80 mph they just arent stiff enough to control excessive body movement.

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The VIN is: 1G1AM15B477380916. And does the SS/NA have the FE5 already like mentioned Bubba?

2007 Chevy Cobalt SS 2.4

Mods so far: 17" Konig Hotswaps, 20% tint, GMPP performance cat-back exhaust and air intake, projectors w/ 6000K HIDs, 2 10" MTX subs, Alpine PDX 600.1 amp, flip screen Panasonic headunit, KSport lowering kit, shorty antenna.

Future mods: Full bodykit, big brake kit, C-F hood, strut bar, sway bar, eng. and trans. mounts
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no... the SS/NA has the FE3... look at your window sticker...
 
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This is your cars option code list

Option Codes
Ak5 - Restraint System - Air Bag, Driver And Passenger Side
Ar9 - Sport Contour Front Cloth Bucket Seats
Au0 - Remote Keyless Entry System
Au3 - Power Package * Power Door Locks With Lockout Protection * Remote Keyless Entry * Content Theft Security System * Trunk Release
C67 - Air Conditioning
Dg7 - Electric Remote O/s Mirrors

FE3 - Sport Suspension

Fe9 - Federal Certification Emission
Fr6 - Ratio Transaxle 3.84
Ipc - Trim Interior
Jl9 - 4 Wheel Disc, Antilock Brakes
K05 - Engine Block Heater
K64 - 115 Amp Generator
Le5 - 2.4 L Vvt, Dohc Ecotec Engine
Lod - Lordstown Plant
Mm5 - 5-speed Manual Transmission
M86 - 5 Speed Manual Transmission
Nt7 - Federal Emission System
N34 - Leather Steering Wheel
Pfe - 17" Forged Aluminum, 5 Spoke Flangeless, Polished Wheels
Qbu - P205/50r17 Tires
Re8 - Ornamentation Intr. Upgrade
T43 - Rear Spoiler Uq3 - Enhanced 260 Watt Speaker System W/ 10" Subwoofer
Us8 - Radio: Compact Disc, Mp3 Player
U19 - Kilo Speedometer
U2k - Xm Satellite Radio - Includes First 3 Months Service
V73 - Statement Of Vehicle Cert.-u.s. /canada
Z49 - Canadian Base Equipment
1sa - Preferred Equipment Group - 1sa
19c - Ebony
41u - Black

2006 LS coupe, manual, Victory Red
Sportlines, FE5 struts, shocks, front swaybar, Progressive 22mm rear swaybar, Airlift load assist rear airbags, TWM ST shifter, smoothed TB, LSJ exhaust, debadged, demudflapped, Yokohama AVID Touring P195/60R15's. Soon to come 17x7 Motegi Tracklight 1.0. Best to date 15.402 at 90mph

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The VIN is: 1G1AM15B477380916. And does the SS/NA have the FE5 already like mentioned Bubba?
Just curious....check the serial number on your engine (on the oil filter housing) -- is it the same as the last 7 of your VIN?

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just say screw it and throw down the money for some coilovers

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