Hey, I know I don't really post here often, what can I say, life's crazy. Here's
my intro post if anyone's curious.
I was recently employed at a Cadillac dealership as a lube and tire tech, so I have access to OE and aftermarket parts at very good prices thanks to an employee discount. This job also gives me access to a hoist and tools on weekends and after hours. Since my front struts are starting to give out and I need to replace some steering parts anyways, I figure this is the perfect time to upgrade my suspension to FE5 components.
I'll be submitting a list of part numbers later this week to get a quote, but in the meantime I did have a couple questions.
Is there any particular downsides to only swapping the front suspension with FE5 components, leaving the rear springs and shocks stock? I might not be able/want to spend on doing it all at once and I wouldn't mind the front being lower than the back, but I'd be worried about negative effects on handling, especially in the snow.
How much/what kind of an improvement would I get from the FE5 lower control arms? I've got enough miles on the car that I'd like to replace them if I can, and even if they perform the same I'd still do it for the weight savings and not having to worry about rust. Just wondered how much of an impact they'd have on handling, if anyone has experience.
Thanks a lot for reading this, I'll update this thread as I do the conversion!