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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Coil Springs Help

Hello everyone! I am a first time poster and I am looking for some recommendations on purchasing new rear coil springs. I have a 2010 Cobalt with the drum brakes and I cannot seem to find an aftermarket replacement coil. I emailed MOOG and was informed that they do not manufacture a spring for that year, and Advance auto parts (online) does not have any springs listed. Can someone point me in the right direction or is this a dealer only part?

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For whatever reason, the listing for parts for 2010s does not seem to be consistent - but if you look at the prior years, you should be able to find springs.

Rock Auto has a few of them, including Moog and Delco.

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You can check with the dealer who should be able to get replacement springs for you. Another option would be to check Car-part.com where there is a database that you can type in the part you're looking for and it will list salvage yards that carry the part you're looking for.
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*Edit* MP81 has a good point. I would think prior years would fit on a 2010.


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FE5 springs from the dealer are half the price of the FE1 if you don't mind a little stiffer suspension. Those are the ones I put on my 2010 when I had it and moved the old ones to my 2007.

One on the right is the FE5


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FE5 springs from the dealer are half the price of the FE1 if you don't mind a little stiffer suspension. Those are the ones I put on my 2010 when I had it and moved the old ones to my 2007.

One on the right is the FE5
Did you run the FE5 springs with FE1 struts & shocks? Seems like that'd put extra wear on the dampers. Personally, I thought it was worth it to swap springs, struts, and shocks, and I've enjoyed it so far.


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Actually not much difference between FE1 shocks and FE5 and most part store list only one for both applications. But I did put FE5 shocks with the FE5 springs. I still have a spare shock brand new in the box.
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I put fe5 rear springs on my old cobalt. It was my brother's at that time and he mentioned it was way firmer through turns and that the car should've came that way.
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It would give it a little bit of extra rotation in turns - certainly not a bad thing.

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It would give it a little bit of extra rotation in turns .....
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