What are the differences between the C5 Suspensions? Can I swap them?
• Base (FE1) • Z51 (FE3) • Z06 (FE4) • Adjustable (F45) • Magnetic/Adjustable (F55) From GM, each of the five options has its own shocks, springs, and swaybars, all of which are interchangable to make the combination you want. Sway Bar sizes: Of the non-adjustable shocks, the only ones worth upgrading to are the ’04 Z06 shocks, which have improved rebound damping over previous years. Unless you have the F55 shocks and want to keep them, consider upgrading to these, Konis, or some other aftermarket shock. Sway Bar sizes: Sway bars help reduce the amount of body roll your car has in corners. They have a small impact on straight line ride quality as well, but less so than stiffer springs. Larger diameter bars provide more roll resistance. See FAQ 2-3 for a list of swaybar sizes for C5’s. Upgraded Z06 bars can be had for about $250 shipped from various sources, with bushings and endlinks. Springs and rates: Springs keep the car off the ground, and reduce dive/squat during acceleration and