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Old 08-31-2004, 11:37 AM   #11
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Ever considered doing some KYB H body coil overs? Adjustable spring rate and ride height i believe. Better then any stock strut/spring combo, but again atleast $1000 just for them...

Otherwise i'm a fan of adjustability.

My big question is do all bonnevilles have dampers for struts or are some of them sprung?
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What a bargain.
Yeah, needless to say I won't be spending $2,000+ for new struts.

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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.
580-4 - gm number - 22189454
GM PART # 22189454
PACK QTY: 1
GM LIST: $301.34
OUR PRICE: $150.68
DESCRIPTION: STRUT

580-9 - gm part number - 22189459
GM PART # 22189459
PACK QTY: 1
GM LIST: $634.32
OUR PRICE: $317.16
DESCRIPTION: STRUT

the online ac delco catalog has a cross reference to the gm part numbers (at least the one i have access to does, yours should too)... much cheaper this way. at least the 150 a pop. don't know that i'd pay over 300 a pop for a strut...

<edit> okay, i checked, and the acdelco.com catalog doesn't have the cross ref. available. you guys also can't check parts on 2005 vehicles. didn't know that either. if you guys need any more x-refs, let me know
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both have stock available in SPO, so if a dealer tries to tell you he can't get it, you can pull out the flag...

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When my dad went to the dealer to get them for his Ultra they pulled out a bulletin that said not to sell the CCR struts and that GM would not support that system anymore. I was not there, so I don't know the whole story. Just what my dad told me.

But after we found out they were $300 + anyway, he went with the reflexes.

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Let me rephrase this.....they WERE discontinued. It'* been verified numerous times. It looks as if they're back in business, but honestly the CCR system is so unreliable, it'* not worth the time or money.
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Let me rephrase this.....they WERE discontinued. It'* been verified numerous times. It looks as if they're back in business, but honestly the CCR system is so unreliable, it'* not worth the time or money.
no arguments here

just lettin you guys know if you're really that interested, you can gmpartsdirect it, or let your dealer know that you *can* get them, as SPO has them in stock...

that said, a nice pair of sub-100 dollar struts sounds good. actually, i'm in the market for those as well...
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Not a bad price to retain stock form. I mean the CCR struts last on average what 8-10 years? But then the whole system has problems not just the struts....

Maybe they're updated?
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I've seen failed CCR'* alot earlier than 8-10 years. I'd challenge you to find a car older than 96 with a good CCR system. That'* why GM stopped using them on new production.

Sound off here if you have CCR, whether it'* working or not, and the year of your car.
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97 - FAILED !!!! not working
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