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Old 06-20-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Ok i put in new front Qucik struts from Monroe..

Now i need to get some new rear ones.. im going to ge tthe monroe struts for the back but what springs shoudl i get, could i get the SSE/SSEI springs or should i just get better SE spring?
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springs on the rear are seperate from the struts. They normally wouldn't be replaced. If you put heavier springs in , you should also replace sway bar.
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springs on the rear are seperate from the struts. They normally wouldn't be replaced. If you put heavier springs in , you should also replace sway bar.
yes i know there seperate from the struts...

but i ment is, is it ok to put SSEI springs in... ?
or should i make sure what springs came on the quick struts in the front first?

they feel stiff there befor so i think there maybe the SSE/SSEi springs
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springs on the rear are seperate from the struts. They normally wouldn't be replaced. If you put heavier springs in , you should also replace sway bar.
yes i know there seperate from the struts...

but i ment is, is it ok to put SSEI springs in... ?
or should i make sure what springs came on the quick struts in the front first?

they feel stiff there befor so i think there maybe the SSE/SSEi springs
If your rear end wasn't/isn't sagging, the current springs should be fine.
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If your rear end wasn't/isn't sagging, the current springs should be fine.
they look a little low.... and they feel week.
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If your rear end wasn't/isn't sagging, the current springs should be fine.
they look a little low.... and they feel week.
bad struts will cause this feeling. the car should sit level on just springs (no struts). you willl need spring compressors to get the rear springs out.. The rear control arm will not fall down enough to get them out safely.
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If your rear end wasn't/isn't sagging, the current springs should be fine.
they look a little low.... and they feel week.
bad struts will cause this feeling. the car should sit level on just springs (no struts). you willl need spring compressors to get the rear springs out.. The rear control arm will not fall down enough to get them out safely.
umm the spring fell out with my ball joint out... when my controll arm broke... got it back in with the new controll arm with out any spring compressors.
Yeah that was weird to me too.. dont know why they came out so easyly.

thats one reson why i think they may be getting old.

But yeah. im deff going to replace everything in the back sense the front is new... ish...
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Do NOT do just rear FE2 springs. If you do that, do ALL 4, and both swaybars.

If you want to improve the rear, replace the rear struts with elc struts, and use the kit for manual filling like jr's3800 did.
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Do NOT do just rear FE2 springs. If you do that, do ALL 4, and both swaybars.

If you want to improve the rear, replace the rear struts with elc struts, and use the kit for manual filling like jr's3800 did.
yeah, thats what ill try first...

there like the same price i think..
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Changing suspension rates on just on end will change the handling balance of the car.

It'* not fun when you find yourself unexpectedly going backwards.
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