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Old 07-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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My Caddy rides like an empty Ford dump truck. Ford? UGH!
What size springs do I need to have FE1 spring size for a Buick Park Avenue type ride? I am replacing the struts and shocks. Monroe Max Air Sensa-Trac or maybe AC Delco.

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is your car fe1 to begin with, if not you could get the fe1 springs and shocks for a 08 dts. if you do find another model that has the same mounts physically you dont know how much weights and such that are different will affect the ride

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How do I find the type of springs I have. Stiff or soft ride FE 1 or FE 2?
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How do I find the type of springs I have. Stiff or soft ride FE 1 or FE 2?
You need to find this sticker in your car. Should be stuck to your spare tire cover.

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it doesnt have to be on the spare tire cover. it is on my bonnie, but on my w-bodies it was on the trunk lid, on my trucks it was in the glove box, on my firebird they can be in the arm rest or in the storage in the back. so depends on the car
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Or you can go to www.compnine.com, enter your VIN, and it will give you all your RPO codes along with an explanation as to what each one is.
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Thanks Mike , I found the FE1 sticker in the trunk.I put on the Monroe struts and Shocks. I wold still like a softer spring.
I still do not have a softer ride.

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i dont imagine there is anything softer if they reused your stock fe1 springs. aside from something custom like finding if anything like a lesabre or park ave strut is similar and custom fitting it into your car
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