I bought a pair of struts (completely assembled with spring and bearing) for a Buick Lucerne from Detroit Axel.. I called them first to tell them that I had a very bad back and needed the setup for the FE1 soft ride suspension.. Is this strut combo what your offering for the FE1 soft ride suspension?? Yes, he replied.. It is the direct OEM replacement..
I recieved the strut only to find that the spring on it looked very heavy in diameter.. I took the description coded tag information and referenced it on the internet.. Now, only to find it is the same spring used on the mid sized Hummer, Hearses and stretch limos and deffinetly not the soft ride.... We will see how the return/refund and shipping costs goes.
Also as a result I wanted Monroe struts for a FE1 soft suspension as their offering comes as a bare bones strut only situation.. Again I called and said, "you guys only offer one strut for my car.. How do I know that I am getting a soft ride FE1, sport FE2, or a F41 heavy duty strut since you only offer one.. Which is it?? The guy from Monroe said that GM uses the same strut on all there suspensions and the only difference is the spring.. Huh1
I diden't know that.. That is, if it'* true.,,, Your comments please.