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Old 05-06-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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What all on the SSE package makes it more heavy than the SE, other than more plastic and different exhaust.
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air compressor, suspension(maybe), compass, supercharger, extrz pulleys, gas tank lock, more computers, sensors, other things SE'* dont have
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I dont have a supercharger but true
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was wondering that too.
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All the extra wiring, and such adds up. The compass module is in the back, so there'* wiring for that, etc etc.
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what is the weight difference between my 91 sse and my 94 sse? My son says the 94 is heavier than the 91. The only option he has that I don't have is the sunroof. Is it because I have a series 1 or what?
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what is the weight difference between my 91 sse and my 94 sse? My son says the 94 is heavier than the 91. The only option he has that I don't have is the sunroof. Is it because I have a series 1 or what?
Well in a sense, you both have Series 1'*. The 1991 has a LN3 and the 1994 has a L27. Series II didn't come out until 1995.

The 1994 is heavier, but not by much.

Here are the weight specs (in lbs) of Bonnevilles from 1989-1995.



1989

LE: 3,275 lbs
SE: 3,327
SSE: 3,551

1990:

LE: 3,309
SE: 3,392
SSE: 3,567

1991:

LE: 3,323
SE: 3,376
SSE: 3,551


1992:

SE: 3,362
SSE: 3,507
SSEi: 3,607


1993:

SE: 3,444
SSE: 3,587
SSEi: 3,690


1994:

SE: 3,446
SSE: 3,587


1995:

SE: 3,446
SSE: 3,587


These #'* are from PMD (Pontiac Motor Division) and published in Krause Publications "Standard Catalog of Pontiac, 1926-1995.
In 1994 and 1995 the SSEi was an option package on the SSE, therefore #'* weren't provided on them, but the difference is pretty similar to the difference between 1992/1993 SSE and SSEi'*.
Hopefully this summer I'll get the updated edition which covers up to 2003 I believe.
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Why is the SSE in the late 80'* so much hevier than the LE and SE. You buy an SSE for sport and you probably get the slowest of the bunch. I was amazed looking at the 93' weights as well. My car weighs 3448lbs, and thats fully loaded. The base model weighs only 3421lbs. I suppose the beefed up suspension and all the options are what make the Bonny so much hevier
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Why is the SSE in the late 80'* so much hevier than the LE and SE. You buy an SSE for sport and you probably get the slowest of the bunch. I was amazed looking at the 93' weights as well. My car weighs 3448lbs, and thats fully loaded. The base model weighs only 3421lbs. I suppose the beefed up suspension and all the options are what make the Bonny so much hevier
Here'* a little more techinfo so the SSE won't look slower than the LE/SE'*.


Axle Ratios:

1988 and 1989:

2.73:1 standard on LE and SE

2.97:1 optional on SE and standard on SSE


1990 and 1991:


2.84:1 all LE'*

2.97:1 All SE'*

3.33:1 All SSE'*
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3.33:1 All SSE'*
Yup, that would make it faster. Just imagine that in an SSEi BTW.. Martin, what axle ratio did that Olds Touring Sedan have (the one you got up to 128mph?)
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