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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 05-02-2005, 07:18 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info. I'll let you know how it works out.
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I put the SSE/SSEi FE2 rear sway-bar on my 1989 Buick Lesabre along with the STB from my 1997 SSE parts car and some Buick Park Avenue 16" wheels -the car handles almost as good as my old 1998 SSE with polyurethane end-links with the FE2 suspension. My 1989 would handle better than the 1998 if I had new(er) struts though.

To give an idea of how much difference there is from my upgrades my dad has a 1989 Buick Lesabre with half the miles (he has 79k and I have 167k) and on the same corner I feel like I'm going to roll the car at 65 mph in my dads car, but with my Lesabre and the suspension mods at 80-83mph the car feels as if it'* hardly being pushed.
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Exactly. I've only got the srings/struts left to upgrade (i hate that front to back bouncing) and in most corners the tires are limiting me. I can hold an extra 10-15mph on the tight turns at the track.
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Where do you find sway bars, bushings I have searched but I want to know where the best, solid sway bars and springs, and bishings are please, list the site'* as to where they can be found! PLEASE! MY BONNIE NEEDS IT!
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Please put your year and trim level in your signature. It'll help alot.

I'm assuming you have a 96-99 SE or SLE from your pic......

A junkyard is your best bet for the swaybar. Get one from an SSE or SSEi. I suggest both the front and rear to remain balanced.

Buy your endlinks at Autozone. Energy Suspension. Red polyurethane bushings.
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Exactly. I've only got the srings/struts left to upgrade (i hate that front to back bouncing) and in most corners the tires are limiting me. I can hold an extra 10-15mph on the tight turns at the track.
My tires are my big problem now. my struts still work fine for manuevering, but they just jolt you hard.

I still pulled a couple .4g turns in the pouring rain last night.
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