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Old 06-05-2006, 09:36 AM   #11
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I was planning on the quick struts...however decided against it myself because of the spring changes. Keep in mind there are different levels of springs within the FE1 spring series. As well there are different rates in the FE2 series.
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cool so like a 30min per side job right? cuz i have to new ones to put on.
I didn't say it was a quick job depends on how stubborn the bottom bolts are. I had to replace 3 of the 8 on mine because they didn't survive to removal.

You will also need an alignment when you are done.
this process removes the whole strut assembly, if you are replacing with new struts, the coils will have to be transfered to the new strut. Coil compressor time.

You could buy whole new strut assemblies. they include struts and coils.
cool thanks, i have struts with the new springs on them already so its going to be easyer for me
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Yup i have a 13gal air compressoir and tools, and everything i think i would need, bracker bar and so on....

cool maybe ill try to do it when i get back from the mass meet.
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so where do I buy the whole assembly? I want this to be as easy as possible....anyone have p/ns or whatever.

From what it sounds like they sell assemblys that include the springs, that makes life a whole lot easier?
Considering you have FE2 springs, you better measure the new spring diameters to make sure you don't downgrade during your upgrade.
no I have FE1 in the car in question
So this is on the Olds?

If so keep the springs... It take a bit of work to get the springs swapped over... But if you are careful you should do ok... A decent Monroe strut will run $70 each, maybe a little more for the Sensatrack...

They do sell a quickstrut assembly for your car, but they run about $200 each for the front

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