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Old 04-13-2005, 04:03 AM   #1
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I'm trying to find a company that makes sport springs to fit my car. With the new wheels I have the suspension is too soft. I've noticed a few members that have lowering springs, but a don't want to lower mine. I would like to keep the same height just tighter. As far as I can tell the struts are still good, but sags when I have two or three people in the back. Any suggestions would help !
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SSEi springs? For info purposes, what RPO'* do you have that start with F?
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That car will have the FE1 springs..

At best you may be able to get a set of FE2 springs.... There should be a few diffrent types of replacements...

I have seen some listed as regular and performance/Heavy Duty... Forget where I saw that...

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If you can find an SSEi (sse should work too) at a junkyard, you'll be in luck. Maybe someone with a parts car can help you out too.

What size wheels did you get?
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If you can find an SSEi (sse should work too) at a junkyard, you'll be in luck. Maybe someone with a parts car can help you out too.

What size wheels did you get?

I got a new set of 20'* with 255-35-20. Usually when I'm driving in the city, most of the time there Ok. But when I'm on the thruway and the car gets to bouncing ( only when I got wait in the back) the tiers in the back end up getting scraped. How much does a set of SSEI springs usually run ? Most likely i'm gonna replace the front too.
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Eh i wouldn't go stiffer with 20'*. You'll be loosing a lot of softness from those already. The springs will be your only defense against bumps (not much for tires left to soak them up).

Sounds like you need new struts as you're bouncing a lot. FE2 springs may help as well..
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What kind of struts do you recommend ? I don't mind the stiffer springs because I'm pretty good at avoiding potholes.
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KYB GR-2s. Did I get that right. For mine, I'm gonna get Monroe reflex, front and rear. Just cause I have the auto level suspension and want matching front struts.
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Where is a good place to get the KYB-GR-2'* at ? I picked up some SSEI springs today, but I'm gonna wait to put them on until I get the struts.
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Where is a good place to get the KYB-GR-2'* at ? I picked up some SSEI springs today, but I'm gonna wait to put them on until I get the struts.
If you are going to the FE2 springs( SSEi ) I do suggest a set of Air struts, especially if you have a system in the trunk... At least with the air struts you'll be able to control the ride heigth to a certain degree... I had 320 Lbs in my trunk the other day( water softener salt ) I had the air struts at 40-45psi and the back was level...lol

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