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Does anyone have any detailed suspension stats? Like what kinda springs are we using, shocks, all that good stuff. I'd like to know what is worth looking to upgrades for. I mean, if I basically have an incredibly high quality set up, how much of an upgrade will I get for swapping out my springs with a set of $400 Eibach springs. With the way it rides and handles now, I'm not sure that it needs much, if any, work.



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i'm hoping that eibach will come out with a complete spring/strut, swaybar combo once the cobalt comes out
 

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im not sure about the 04 RL's, but i know the 05 models come with a front strut brace already..

and if this car was built for the race track, why even touch the suspension? it handles like a dream the way it is...but thats just my opinion :p
 

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do you have a picture of the factory brace?
 

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i have a red 05 on the showroom floor there is not a strut tower bar on it
 

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hrmm..i couldve sworn i read somewhere the rl came with the strut brace..maybe it was the cobalt that has that? sorry for the mis-info :)
 

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i'm talking about spring/strut combo, not strut brace, it's pretty ineffective on our cars, we could use one that bolts to the engine to help keep wheel hop down, and to take load off of the motor mounts, i'm working on that one for myself though, i want a complete spring/strut swaybar setup from eibach like they do with mustangs and the like, our suspension might be good,, but it can always get better
 

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im not sure about the 04 RL's, but i know the 05 models come with a front strut brace already..

and if this car was built for the race track, why even touch the suspension? it handles like a dream the way it is...but thats just my opinion :p

if its still streetalbe, which it is, that means you can always get better. The stock damper rates are good, but could be ALOT higher, and then have better spring rates to match. The suspension has give and masks hitting small potholes, therefore it has room for improvement
 

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I really don't want to stiffen the suspension too much, I have to drive this car to work and back every day... through Chicago... in the winter... downtown... I hit a pothole the other day that I thought was gonna break my car in half. At that point I decided that making the springs or shocks much stiffer would be a bad idea for me. Do we have a specfic brand of shocks or springs on the car already or are the just Generic GM Parts?



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