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Old 09-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #11
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Well parts are ordered. I got SenSen struts for the front end and KYB SR 1002 air shocks for the rear.. I also ordered FE1, soft ride, springs for the front and rear.
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Did ya check with GM if the spring insulators were the same part # between the suspensions? I know on the Bonnevilles they were different between the suspensions
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Well this Monday, hopefully, the suspension surgery will take place.. I have only found one or two bad reviews on the SenSen struts with a whole bunch of good reviews in favor.. They are built using the KYB shocks as a blueprint for success, right down to the Japanese nock seals. SenSen, as do the KYB struts, will have a 10% stiffer ride over AC Delco,* OEM.. I think I can live with that.. The added 10% stiffness will help control the pronounced undulating that goes with the soft ride suspension.. No need to stock up on "sea sick" pills..
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Well, you might be able to take up some of that 10% by taking about 5psi out of your tires.
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It'* done.. It rides like a rock.. Worse than ever.. Will the stiffness break in anytime soon?
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10% stiffer my patootty.. More like 35%..
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Have you checked into the recycling yard to find some factory FE1 struts?
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as i said the kyb'* are about 10 percent stiffer than the stock was on my sse. they get a little softer as all struts do but not much. thats what i would do, look for oem fe1 struts with low miles.
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May do that.. On the brighter side, today I went speed bumpin.. Found a lonely park full of them.. I made good use of the bumps while the kids are in school.. Over and Over and over for three hours I did them.. And yes. it did breakdown the stiffness of the springs and shocks but not a whole lot.. It'* about back to where I started from.. Now, the struts/shocks are at 10% stiffer..
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Who'* that crazy guy going over the speed bumps in the Buick over and over and over again! LOL
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