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Old 10-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #21
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Well it'* done.. I ended up pulling off the SenSen front struts and put the originals back on along with the new springs.. On the rear I left the new springs on and pulled off the KYB shocks and installed dedicated soft ride FE1 shocks I got off of Ebay.. The ride is pretty good now.. When I wear out the Michelins I will replace them with normal soft riding Goodyear Assurance all season tires with a 60 or 65 tread with ratio to wall height. The Mich. Primacy'* are a little lower wall height and too wide.. They also have a very staunch and stiff construction.. A very good tire for wearability and manuverability but not so conducive to ride comfort.. There are better options for that.

In the end I am happy now.. I would like to thank all of the fellow members who chimed in to help.. You guys are a valued resource.
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Right on, glad ya got what ya wanted. Sorry it took a couple of try'* to get it right.
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UPDATE: I still wasen't happy. So now I have Monroe SensaTracs in the front and Monroe MaxAir air shocks in the rear. I also got a set of Cooper CS5 tires which made a huge improvement. Thinking that may air compressor is not functioning properly, I unhooked it and fill the shocks manually. I am also building an air tank out of large diameter plastic plumbers tubing and with the help of an easily available air regulator with meter I will have a surplus of air feeding equally to each shock for on the cheap.
The drivers side fender grill bumper, and hood are painted and assembled. I just located a passenger side fender and Mirror and will have them on soon.
While I was at it, I went to the carpet store (several) and got some gray 68 ounce carpet, and felt padding. I pulled the carpeting and covered the floor with more felt padding. Then put back orig carpet. I then made custom fit edge to edge floor mats out of the 68 oz carpet reminents and sent them out to have the edges surged. I also cut two full edge to edge carpets for the trunk.

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all michelins i had were rock hard. coopers were ok handling wise but they sucked in the snow. now all i get is bfg touring t/a they last, are quiet, comfortable, and better in the snow than anything else i have ever tried.
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