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Old 09-07-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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Anybody know the part numbers for Energy Suspension parts for a 92?
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Don says them in a thread somewhere.... They start with RC-
Wonder if BonneMeMN still knows them...
I know they're in a thread by me titled "everything we know about suspension"
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Well, then, I shall search away...
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Search for the 'no more ringy dingy noises' post. I put them in there, and pics.
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Here'* the deal with what you need. You can do this two ways. You really only need the rubber bushings, and the supplied washers. So you can just buy two rear kits....

front - Buy Energy Suspension kit #9.8120RC.
rear Energy Suspension kit # 9.8105RC

These ARE NOT Part Numbers, and they do not crossreference. You'll have to ask where the energy suspension parts are, and look on the #'* on the box. They only had one rear kit in stock, so i bought a rear and front kit. The front kit has 6 bushings, and the two rods that they sit on, the rear kit has 8 bushings. You only need bushings, you can reuse the rods if you want. The rear kit is cheaper by a couple bux.

EDIT: I had to use a grinder to remove my rear ones, the bolts were rusted solid. So we had to buy new hardware. Make damn sure you have access to another car or bike or something incase you need to pickup more parts.
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Here'* the deal with what you need. You can do this two ways. You really only need the rubber bushings, and the supplied washers. So you can just buy two rear kits....
Not good advice. The spacers on the front Endlinks get mushrromed with use, and end up shorter than stock. This does make a difference. Can you tighten them? Sure, but the metal is already weakened. Buy the new kit for the fronts as detailed in that post I referenced (I'll find it and link it here in a minute). It'* worth your time to do it right if you're going to be in there.

All metals, including steel weaken when stressed in that manner. To make matters worse, as the steel mushrooms on the end, the split in the spacer starts to seperate, accellerating the problem.

Here'* the post:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=5791

Please don't short-change yourself by neglecting to replace the spacers. The only parts I would suggest are re-usable are the rear bolts if you can remove them intact. I bought new ones from the dealer to leave no stone un-turned.
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Well that'* what Dame said, i'm just repeating it I had the upgraded GM ones behind the wheel, and they weren't too bad yet. But there was some damage.wear going on.

The torque values were small from what i remember too... I think 25lb/ft on the actual endlinks in the back. Hard to get a good feeling for it too.
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I'm betting Dame'* werent' mushroomed. One way or another, there might have been a reason he didn't replace the spacers. These are a consumable part, expected to wear and be replaced in time.
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