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Old 11-12-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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I have a 96 SE. Great car, but rides "Boaty" Which "H" body models, if any, would have stiffer factory sway bars than what I have now? Or are they all pretty much the same? I would imagine the Pontiacs would be more performance oriented than the Buicks. I don't know about the Oldsmobiles, though.
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you rbest bet would be to upgrade to FE2 SSEi springs and swaybars, and use engery endlinks.
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Just the info I needed. Thanks! I'm going boneyard hopping my next free weekend.
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you rbest bet would be to upgrade to FE2 SSEi springs and swaybars, and use engery endlinks.
Very True....the FE2 suspension, has a higher load rating to the springs...the 1250lbs as apposed to teh 850 with the FE1....you can see the difference right there

and also the sway bars are bigger and thicker...

I recently swaped in the larger springs and the swaybars into my car

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now please KEEP IN MIND that the FE2 was desinged to work with the ELC system....i suggest that if you do the FE2 swap that you get rear assist struts and you convert the car to manual ELC
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Is ELC a type of load leveling system?
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precisely
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Would any of the 92-96 Park Aves have FE2? I know where some of those are. I'm guessing it'* rare in the Bonnevilles?
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Would any of the 92-96 Park Aves have FE2? I know where some of those are. I'm guessing it'* rare in the Bonnevilles?
SOME SE and SSE'* have it....but ALL of the SSEi'* have FE2

the FE2 is gonna be rare in the Parks...i would say only the Ultras are gonna have the FE2.....you need to check the RPO sticker if available.....

also some of the Parks have the 34mm front sway as apposed to the regular 32mm FE2....
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Thank you for all the help. any other (inexpensive) modifications you can suggest?
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Thank you for all the help. any other (inexpensive) modifications you can suggest?
the suspension should be pretty cheap from the JY.....when you do the sway bars be sure to install Energy suspension Endlinks.....

oh and BTW is the junkyard that you are going to a u pull??.....i know dbeast420 would be interested in attending
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