Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Colorado Springs
Font Suspension Question
I understand that the 'belly pan' on the Ion Redline is the same as the 'belly pan' on the Cobalt SS -- if so, can anyone tell me if the distance and mounting points for the front A-arms are the same on both vehicles (I'm hoping to find a GM mechanic somewhere).
The reason I ask is because there's a company in Canada making a "sub-frame bar" to connect the front A-arms together for the Cobalt SS - see the enclosed from their website -- remember, this is for a Cobalt SS:
Twin Sub Frame Bar
The bar is bolted to the frame where the stock A-arm bolts purtrude. Supplied are 4 high strength bolts that replace the stock A-arm bolts, they are longer, go through the frame and into the bar, and also four nylock nuts that hold the bar in place. NO modifications are needed to mount this part. Made with 1/4" thick steel mounting plates, and 1" wide schedule 40 piping for the bars. Fits 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 Manual Cobalts 2005 - 2007.
The attachment is a picture of the item. I've read reports on the Cobalt SS website that states that it definitely doesn't work with the automatics...
I'm thinking, if this fits the Redline, it might make another interesting suspension control tool. Please advise.