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Old 11-10-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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I really don't like the stance on my SSEi. I called "The Tire Rack" about an hour ago to find out if either "Eibach" or "H & R" makes lowering springs for our cars. Well it appears that they don't...atleast "The Tire Rack" doesn't show any on their computers. Anyhoooooo.. has anyone here found any lowering springs for our cars? If push comes to shove, I'll just cut a coil or 2 off of the stockers. Thanks in advance for all feedback.
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there is nothing for the 00+ although 2 members have lowered there 96-99'* I would NOT recommend cutting the coils....
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there is nothing for the 00+ although 2 members have lowered there 96-99'* I would NOT recommend cutting the coils....
Why not cut the stock springs? I've cut 2 coils out of the "Eibach" springs on my T/A...others have had success with cutting springs. Before companies started manufacturing lowering springs, cutting the stockers was a common practice. I don't know very much about the stock suspension set-up on our cars yet, but I will make sure that cutting the springs won't have any adverse effects to the rear load leveling system or the springs relations to the struts.
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there is nothing for the 00+ although 2 members have lowered there 96-99'* I would NOT recommend cutting the coils....
Why not cut the stock springs? I've cut 2 coils out of the "Eibach" springs on my T/A...others have had success with cutting springs. Before companies started manufacturing lowering springs, cutting the stockers was a common practice. I don't know very much about the stock suspension set-up on our cars yet, but I will make sure that cutting the springs won't have any adverse effects to the rear load leveling system or the springs relations to the struts.
the rear springs on our cars are progressive rate coils....if you remove a coil or 2 you totally mess up the way the spring reacts and takes on loads.....you may also have to disable the ELC if you lower more than 2 inches

there is a company that made a one off set for a 97 SSEi, Paulnoid is a member here, do a search he posted the info...a one off set might by your only option
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there is nothing for the 00+ although 2 members have lowered there 96-99'* I would NOT recommend cutting the coils....
Why not cut the stock springs? I've cut 2 coils out of the "Eibach" springs on my T/A...others have had success with cutting springs. Before companies started manufacturing lowering springs, cutting the stockers was a common practice. I don't know very much about the stock suspension set-up on our cars yet, but I will make sure that cutting the springs won't have any adverse effects to the rear load leveling system or the springs relations to the struts.
the rear springs on our cars are progressive rate coils....if you remove a coil or 2 you totally mess up the way the spring reacts and takes on loads.....you may also have to disable the ELC if you lower more than 2 inches

there is a company that made a one off set for a 97 SSEi, Paulnoid is a member here, do a search he posted the info...a one off set might by your only option
Thanks for the heads up.
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BTW...the front springs are more of an issue than the rear springs anyway.
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here is the info
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...wering+springs

the post is the second to the last on the last page
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http://www.rsmracing.com/

if you go to the olds aurora section they have them, the 01+ olds has the same suspension
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there is nothing for the 00+ although 2 members have lowered there 96-99'* I would NOT recommend cutting the coils....
Why not cut the stock springs? I've cut 2 coils out of the "Eibach" springs on my T/A...others have had success with cutting springs. Before companies started manufacturing lowering springs, cutting the stockers was a common practice. I don't know very much about the stock suspension set-up on our cars yet, but I will make sure that cutting the springs won't have any adverse effects to the rear load leveling system or the springs relations to the struts.
the rear springs on our cars are progressive rate coils....if you remove a coil or 2 you totally mess up the way the spring reacts and takes on loads.....you may also have to disable the ELC if you lower more than 2 inches

there is a company that made a one off set for a 97 SSEi, Paulnoid is a member here, do a search he posted the info...a one off set might by your only option

The address paul got his springs from is www.coilsprings.com
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does anyone know if the coil springs for the grand prix is the same as the bonnies....as if interchangeable...im trying to get some lowering springs for my car....
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