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Old 05-01-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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Been thinking about my spring swap since it'* still raining.

Is the swap worthwhile?
I have - FE1 - suspension, soft ride
The SSE has - FE2 - suspension, ride and handling


I get two to three bounces out of the back end which explains the dump I'm getting on WOT. Kind of annoying, So I figure new struts would be nice.

My Lower Control Arm Bushings are Rubber, And 11 years old. Is there a poly replacement available?
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yeah you want to add the air struts
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Don... I own the entire 94 SSE.... I got them cheap

Willwren mentioned the air suspension having alot of reliability problems...
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I would personally skip the air struts and just go with a well known performance strut.
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oOoOo... Will must have meant the entire system, And I want what you've got setup. With the ability to adjust side to side too.
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Hey, JR, I think if you put the part # for te Monroe Air struts in Techinfo that would be in invaluable bit of knowledge. I my self would be very interested in them if I ever needed struts for any of my H-bodies.

Dame, get soem FE2 springs from a low mileage FE2 in a yard. Get the Monroe air struts, or their equivalent (which would be pretty hard to beat unless Koni started making adjustable'* for the H-body).
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Dame, get some FE2 springs from a low mileage FE2 in a yard.
Guys, I'm serious. I own the 94. The entire car. It has FE2.

Don, I fwe could get those part numbers for the system it would be great... I'm thinking two air guages in my console...
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Dame, get some FE2 springs from a low mileage FE2 in a yard.
Guys, I'm serious. I own the 94. The entire car. It has FE2.

Don, I fwe could get those part numbers for the system it would be great... I'm thinking two air guages in my console...
Oops. Sorry didn't see that. As long as you have the goods I guess it wouldn't be so bad.
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Domestic performance sells koni adjustable struts now. here is a link http://www.domesticperformance.com/p...roducts_id=159
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Domestic performance sells koni adjustable struts now. here is a link http://www.domesticperformance.com/p...roducts_id=159
*passes out*

Umm... something cheaper is in order.
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