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Old 10-10-2012, 08:45 PM   #99
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Ok....so I'm going to be upgrading my rear suspension to the FE4 version. I haven't seen any kind of DIY on it yet so I want to make sure I know what to do.

Does the End Link go in this whole? Also, is there any specs on the torq for the end link bolts....or is it the old "good in tight" rule with maybe a drop of blue locktite?
The reinforced hole on the bottom of the arm. It really is a ver simple straigt forward install and literally impossible to mess up. The bush squish for the drop links is best set with the weight of the car on the wheels.

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No the outer portion of the arm on the bottom.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #100
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #101
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The bush squish for the drop links is best set with the weight of the car on the wheels.
Ok....thanks.

So, I'll put them on pretty much hand tight. I'll then get the wheels back on, probably put a stand under the tire, lower it down to get the weight on it, and then tighten them good and tight.

Look forward to the install. Just looking at the FE3 vs FE4 setup it looks to be a no brainer upgrade.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #102
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Ok....thanks.

So, I'll put them on pretty much hand tight. I'll then get the wheels back on, probably put a stand under the tire, lower it down to get the weight on it, and then tighten them good and tight.

Look forward to the install. Just looking at the FE3 vs FE4 setup it looks to be a no brainer upgrade.
Both wheels need load. If you have 10mm of thread out of the nut in the air, you'll be almost dead nuts on.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #103
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If I wanted to install the rear monotube dampers from the 1LE would it require me to use the FE4 Rear Lower Control Arms? Or could I get by using the FE3 ones?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #104
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If I wanted to install the rear monotube dampers from the 1LE would it require me to use the FE4 Rear Lower Control Arms? Or could I get by using the FE3 ones?
The arms are good to go, but what would you use for front struts?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #105
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The arms are good to go, but what would you use for front struts?
I would assume I would install the front 1LE struts as well, it seems like it would be not that difficult.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #106
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I would assume I would install the front 1LE struts as well, it seems like it would be not that difficult.
That will work.
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That will work.
Thanks for the info
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:05 AM   #108
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For an economy upgrade to a 2012 1LT would the 1LE or ZL1 sways make a decent upgrade? I keep reading that the 1LE suspension parts are not that substantial of an upgrade but if that is the case then what in the world makes the 1LE handle so well? Just trying to weigh out all of my options and not spend anymore than i have to. I hate to be a penny pincher but I am self employed and this economy is killing me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #109
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For an economy upgrade to a 2012 1LT would the 1LE or ZL1 sways make a decent upgrade? I keep reading that the 1LE suspension parts are not that substantial of an upgrade but if that is the case then what in the world makes the 1LE handle so well? Just trying to weigh out all of my options and not spend anymore than i have to. I hate to be a penny pincher but I am self employed and this economy is killing me.
Our ZL1 front and rear sway bars were a huge upgrade over our stock v6 bars but we autocross so the diffrence was easy to see from one sunday to the other and for 300 for the bars that hard to beat with aftermarket
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #110
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Thats what i thought. The OE prices for the ZL1 bars is very reasonable and has to be a substantial upgrade over stock
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #111
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Thats what i thought. The OE prices for the ZL1 bars is very reasonable and has to be a substantial upgrade over stock
So I got my 1LE suspension and pedders goodies installed. I can say compared to FE3 its night and day. Its very firm but not harsh, I like it. I don't have my stage III radius rod inserts or rear cradle bushings installed yet, that had to be saved for another day. I expect the car to be very tight once those are installed.

Oh side note, Petes right. Both front and rear are monotubes.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #112
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Does anyone know if the 1LE Subframe Bushings and the ZL1 Subframe Bushings are the same or different? If different, which are better?
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