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just making sure this is exactly what i need for a swap from fe1 to fe2. i wanted to get fe4 but i dont want to modify anything right now just need to get rid of this bump steering, rattly, and squeaky worn out fe1 stuff.

FRONT SHOCK
ACDELCO Part # 540500
ABSORBER KIT,FRT SHK w/RIDE & HANDLING SUSP(FE2) or SPORT SUSP(FE3)

REAR SHOCK
ACDELCO Part # 540502
ABSORBER,RR SHK(W/Upper MT) w/RIDE & HANDLING SUSP(FE2)

EIBACH PRO KIT
EIBACH ANTI ROLL KIT

these parts are for a 04 cts 3.2L. i have an 03.

$902 shipped everything off of amazon.
 

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Ok, that's all fine and dandy, but dude you are almost into coilover prices there. Never mind the FE2 crap and get a good set up!!! That's just my .02 cents. You can get a set of K-sports for like 1100-1300. Borrow the extra cash and go coils.....way better everything!!!
 

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It's just a matter of time the current stuff is bad!!! I actually looked up kSport coilovers earlier 1170 shipped. Plus I think 300 for sways. That's another 2-3 weeks driving around praying my wheels don't fall off. you know what I mean lol.
 

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Andy's autosport has them. There is no way it will be 2-3 weeks shipping. You can have those in a few days. Trust me, you will kick yourself in the ass going with stock stuff. Again, just my opinion. That's a lot of money for a stock suspension set up.
 

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JhughesCTS said:
I mean waiting for my paychecks to pay for it!
Hold off on the sways. Definitely don't need those right now!!!

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I know that budget is always an issue. If you can hold out.....try it. Couple hundred dollars is a small money difference for a huge performance difference! Good luck either way.
 

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Gotcha man! Thanks for the advice. I'm on mobile and I can't find the rotor how to. Can anyone find me the torque specs for the caliper mounting bracket? Please.

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I can't remember the specs**
 

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Found this on another site, don't have time right now to fact check it with my haynes manual.

It says this is for a 2003 CTS 3.2L

Fastener Tightening Specifications
Application
Specification
Metric
English
Brake Caliper Bleeder Valve 14 N·m 124 lb in
Brake Hose to Caliper Bolt 40 N·m 30 lb ft
Brake Pipe Fitting Tube Nut 15 N·m 11 lb ft
Brake Rotor Mounting Screw 14 N·m 124 lb in
Front Brake Caliper Bracket Bolt 130 N·m96 ft lb
Front Brake Caliper Pin Bolt 63 N·m 46 lb ft
Rear Brake Caliper Bracket Bolt 120 N·m 88 lb ft
Rear Brake Caliper Pin Bolt 60 N·m 44 lb ft
 
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