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Old 03-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #21
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actually, its just air ride self leveling. still oil shocks, but they use the air to level the car so it doesnt look like, say you have 500lb of bricks in the trunk lol.i decided on a cheap 87 cent brick instead and im pretty happy with the results. did it in 2 trips. i did the math and it was about 500 lbs in the trunk each time. after reading those posts this morning i was worried about burning the compressor out so i popped the back seat and pulled the resistor or whatever its called for the air ride. still drove exactly the same. overall other than taking longer to stop and start the car was fine. it only had about 4" left in the suspension travel so i naturally took the smoothest straightest road home and it did fine, took it for a little drive after and it seems as though there were no ill effects.

it looks like crap, but its functional. that is what i was aiming for lol

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When I go to move things around in the driveway this summer, I'm using 12x12 concrete pavers. I already have them in the garage (aka the cover-it shelter where the Regal sits), keeping things like my tool box, cabinet, and other things from sinking.
Its really the reason my "garage" is at the front of the driveway, instead of the back where it would make more sense The front part of the driveway is the most stable, so since I was using it to work on cars there, it made the most sense to have the most stable base.
But since our neighbors are morons, we are going to rearrange the drive and put it at the back, put down a solid base, then run more pavers out to the road, and dig the lawn back a bit more so we can go 2 cars wide on our side of the driveway. Then the fence gets built right down the property line, and the idiots living next door can pound sand when they have no room to park their cars and their 500 friends show up. We never had a problem sharing a driveway before they showed up. They have a 2 car garage and never use it. And lately its come down to verbal threats against me and my dad over the property line. So, once the ground thaws, we are putting our foot down and the fence is goin up! Take that suckers!

My dads caravan will haul quite a bit, since its an empty shell with no rear seats, and we will be doing it in steps, so weight wont be an issue.

But just out of curiosity, since I have a GXP suspension in the rear, what is the weight cap on a GXP compared to that of your usual FE1 LeSabre? Anyone know?
Probably the same.
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