Okay, after searching through and reading 4 bazillion old posts, I still can't find one vital piece of information. Here'* what'* up ..... The air shocks are showing serious rot/deterioration on the rubber sleeves and I've never heard a compressor run but they have pressure still from where ever. I hate the roll in the car and pumping up air shocks to stiffen it is not the answer. I can easily find a new slightly stiffer front strut assembly but for the rear only replacement air shocks. KYB has an appendix to their catalog on disabling the auto leveling system (which is a no brainer) so you can install regular shocks. HOWEVER, they then list no part number for a replacement for the air shock. I just got off the phone with a Moog Tech and they offer only a constant rate spring (no variable rate or Cargo Coil) and show no listing for a regular shock that would work on the rear either. Strange because in some of the old posts I researched there was mention of some people changing out the rear air shocks. Ah, they weren't 2001 models..... duh. So, further research in the Rockauto catalog reveals you pre' 2001 guys show the rear being able to use regular stuff.
So, here'* my question for those of you that have tons of Bonnie experience - has anyone found a way to scrap this air shock system and install a regular shock and a variable rate spring in the 2001 models? If so, where might I find the part numbers for such parts? Did I miss the answer possibly reading the old posts?
I hate the roll in this thing already because I'm spoiled after 10 years of having a nice but firm ride in the GPs and literally "0" roll. I know that isn't what they had in mind for the Bonnie but maybe I can find a compromise to help kill some of the lean without spending too much time or money figuring out how. The new tires helped a lot with a lot less sidewall flex but I'm greedy, I want more!!!
And since no one appears to carry any cool stuff in stock here like Cargo or Variable rate coils for any of the earlier models, there'* no way to go in and compare them to stock and brainstorm what might work.