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Old 04-15-2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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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
Don, can you post a pic of your steup in the back of your car, like how the Struts are connected together, how you inflate them, and all that other crap??, thinking about the KYB'* or the Air assist
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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
Don, can you post a pic of your steup in the back of your car, like how the Struts are connected together, how you inflate them, and all that other crap??, thinking about the KYB'* or the Air assist
Bud I have a few pics somewhere... My photobucket account is full...LMAO... I guess Car Domain doesn't hot link anymore? I have too many pics of crapp... I need the unlimited service from photo bucket...lol

I'll see what I can do for you... If I forget be sure to leave me a PM...

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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
Don, can you post a pic of your steup in the back of your car, like how the Struts are connected together, how you inflate them, and all that other crap??, thinking about the KYB'* or the Air assist
Bud I have a few pics somewhere... My photobucket account is full...LMAO... I guess Car Domain doesn't hot link anymore? I have too many pics of crapp... I need the unlimited service from photo bucket...lol

I'll see what I can do for you... If I forget be sure to leave me a PM...
you can post the links from CD you just cant post the pics, so if you find the link to the pics that would be just as good
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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
Don, can you post a pic of your steup in the back of your car, like how the Struts are connected together, how you inflate them, and all that other crap??, thinking about the KYB'* or the Air assist



Yes please can you post some pictures ! How much PSI can the KYB'* handle and are these the same struts that are on the SSEI ?
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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
Don, can you post a pic of your steup in the back of your car, like how the Struts are connected together, how you inflate them, and all that other crap??, thinking about the KYB'* or the Air assist

Yes please can you post some pictures ! How much PSI can the KYB'* handle and are these the same struts that are on the SSEI ?
380 the air assist are not made by KYB, they are made by monroe, any you cannot get GM rear struts for the SSE and the SSEi anymore, Willwren has a good wirte up on some good replacements
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here is the article, keep in mind that this is an SSEI with the ELC standard

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ght=air+struts
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http://www.williamwren.com/struts/elc.html

These are the same type of strut Don added his system with, but worked with my OEM ELC system, also.
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and here'* the funny part that I have never understood...

When looking at the struts on the left and right, neither of these look like the air struts I bought...

Mine look exactly like the Reflex but painted Blue( Reflex has superior valving tho )
So the strut in the center looks like the ones I have but blue... I'll get some pics up in a couple of days..

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Thanks for the help everyone ! I'll let you guys know how it turns out .
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I've been a bit busy, So I apollogize for taking so long to get the pics up...

Here are a few that should give you an idea of what I did..

This is the air strut, I believe that this air strut is slightly better than the OEM unit, But not as good as the Reflex...




This is the line kit that I used to adapt the air struts to my non ELC Bonneville SE..




Here is where I ran the lines, I drilled a hole just large enough for the rubber gromet to fit into and sealed the gromet with silicone Black( High Temp ), I ran some around the area that was drilled so that the rubber gromet would not come as well as water tight... I did this with bot the driver and passenger sides...





This is the passenger side air strut, You'll see that I have protected the air lines with Wire Loom... The line is not bent as it looks in the pic...LOL...




This is where the T fitting resided for a while... I have actually drilled a small hole in the plastic and installed the T fitting to make it easier to check the pressure and add air when needed...



I have had the air struts for 1.5 years now and have had no issues... I actually like the air struts... It doesn't stiffen the ride quality a lot but it does help... I have found that loading down the trunk isn't such a worry anymore... I had 320 Lbs in the trunk a week ago and 40-45 Psi kept the back end level... Almost didn't know anything was in the trunk... The air struts were well worth my time and money...

I resized the pics but a couple still came out fubar'ed

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