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Old 08-31-2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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Both of the ride lights are lit on the console......so I assume that the CCR'* are shot.

My question is those of you that have had to replace the struts,what brand did you use. I would like to keep it as close to the factory ride as possible.
BTW....the dealer that I bought the car from will replace the struts.
Now I just gotta find out which are the best for keeping a quality ride.
I don't want it too stiff or too soft!!!!!!!!
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Is the dealer doing all 4?

Gabriel isn't favored here, although I LOVE my Gabriel fronts (and I had the best handling car at WCBF ), so I'll say Monroe or KYB.
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Since I'm still new to the Bonneville scene...this may sound like a dumb question.

Are all 4 controlled by the ride control?
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i believe only the back ones have Auto Level Control but i'm only speaking from knowledge in the '87 to 91 realm.. someone confirm this?

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p.*. i believe the auto level control shocks are much more pricy than the regulars... something to the extent of like 140 and up (U.*.D) per strut.
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You can get CCR replacements from AC Delco, at about $300/ea

My dad just put Monroe Reflexes on his 96 Park Ave and it is NICE! Run from sensa tracs, you will be replacing them after 2 years or less. Seen it too many times.

I am getting KYBs for the front of my SSEi, then Monroe Gas Matics with the air support for the rear.

Make sure you get air shocks installed on the rear to keep the ELC functionality.

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The only source for CCR struts is a wrecker. GM discontinued them.
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The only source for CCR struts is a wrecker. GM discontinued them.
You can't get them from the dealer, but you can get them from an AC Delco supplier/parts store. The part numbers are as follows.

580-4: STRUT,FRT SUSP RED ELEC ADJ
With RPO RIDE & HANDLING SUSP(FE2) ^ MAN ELEK RIDE & HANDLING(FW1)

580-9: STRUT,RR SUSP
With RPO RIDE & HANDLING SUSP(FE2) ^ MAN ELEK RIDE & HANDLING(FW1)

When my local place priced them for me last year they were over $300 ea/ but available next day.

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You can get CCR replacements from AC Delco, at about $300/ea

My dad just put Monroe Reflexes on his 96 Park Ave and it is NICE! Run from sensa tracs, you will be replacing them after 2 years or less. Seen it too many times.

I am getting KYBs for the front of my SSEi, then Monroe Gas Matics with the air support for the rear.

Make sure you get air shocks installed on the rear to keep the ELC functionality.

Jay
yea i agree we have the reflexes and napa and they are really good for our cars
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The only source for CCR struts is a wrecker. GM discontinued them.
You can't get them from the dealer, but you can get them from an AC Delco supplier/parts store. The part numbers are as follows.

580-4: STRUT,FRT SUSP RED ELEC ADJ
With RPO RIDE & HANDLING SUSP(FE2) ^ MAN ELEK RIDE & HANDLING(FW1)

580-9: STRUT,RR SUSP
With RPO RIDE & HANDLING SUSP(FE2) ^ MAN ELEK RIDE & HANDLING(FW1)

When my local place priced them for me last year they were over $300 ea/ but available next day.

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I just called the AC Delco guy. Here are the prices.

580-4:(Front) $530/ea

580-9: (Rear) $690/ea

Both Available.
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What a bargain.
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