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Old 12-07-2006, 02:41 PM   #21
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Or as another option for springs...

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...ype=58&ptset=A

I looked on edelbrock'* website but could not find any information on load ratings etc. All it says is that they are stiffer and do a 1.2/1.0" drop front/back
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Don, so my SSEi should have 1230 lb rear springs? I'd like to upgrade to F41-like stiffness if it'* worth it. I'm guessing my swaybars now are fine?
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So, should my FE1 not have the strut tower brace either? Cause it sure has one!
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That would be signs of FE2. The ELC and STB wouldn't make sense paired with FE1 on the rest of the car. Can you do us a favor and take a picture of your RPO tag please? JUST to make sure.
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That would be signs of FE2. The ELC and STB wouldn't make sense paired with FE1 on the rest of the car. Can you do us a favor and take a picture of your RPO tag please? JUST to make sure.
Do you want the whole thing, or just where "FE1" was printed?
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Was just reading an old test of the 88 LSS, and one of the things Car and Driver noted was that it had the best handling AND ride of the big GM'*, with noticeably less impact harshness than the Bonneville. While the tire size was the same, I wonder what Olds did differently....
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Oh, and is the Monroe Sensatrack 71822 about the best bet in terms of a strut for this?
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That would be signs of FE2. The ELC and STB wouldn't make sense paired with FE1 on the rest of the car. Can you do us a favor and take a picture of your RPO tag please? JUST to make sure.
Do you want the whole thing, or just where "FE1" was printed?
Just a clear upclose/macro of it would help. The whole thing.
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That would be signs of FE2. The ELC and STB wouldn't make sense paired with FE1 on the rest of the car. Can you do us a favor and take a picture of your RPO tag please? JUST to make sure.
Eric....John is INCORRECT on the STB...ALL of the 92-99 H and C bodies got a strut tower bar regardless of the Suepension

and Pete, the F41 was never designed to be used with ELC, im not sure how this plays into the mix
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Bigerik,

The Bonneville was meant to be more of a Performance oriented sedan where the Olds was more along the lines of luxury...

The FE1 with Rear air struts makes for a nice ride.... But for me its just not enough... I need stiffer...

I'd say if you get the ELC to function, and replace the rear struts with the ones you have listed you may like the ride... If not the stiffer springs may do you some good...

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