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Old 06-12-2007, 12:44 PM   #11
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In the Canadian market, FE3 is just the metric equivalent of F41

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I do wonder what they were thinking when they listed both the FE3 and F41. Be interesting to see a Canadian dealer option book to see what that bought ya.
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Well, just looked at the option codes in the trunk of my 93 Touring Sedan and what did I find? Both FE3 AND F41 listed. Go figure! Pics will follow tomorrow when I have a little light.

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what options are those?
x2. I have no idea what this means. Can someone shed some light on this.
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Sorry guys.
F41 and FE3 are two different suspension options. They should NOT coexist on the same car! When I mentioned some time ago that my 93 had them, the response was incredulous, to say the least!
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Just figured this out. Gotta love the search function.
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Which Bonnys have the F41 suspension? Where does it stack up with other FE2 FE3? Which is best for handling?


Glad you posted this here....

Ok... On the 87-91 and 93-93 Bonnevilles the F41 was used for the cars that had no load level... An 88-91 SSE should have FE2 with Y98( Electronic Load Level )... Just about the same goes for the 92-93 Bonnevilles...

F41 was the Firm Ride and Handling

FE3 was the Sport Suspension( and most of the H bodies should have Load Level when equipped with the FE3 )

FE2 is the Ride and Handling suspension, it includes Load Level...

So the 87-93 Bonnevilles without Load level could have been had with the F41 suspension... I have driven a few of these cars and liked them...

So Fantastic do you have the Load Level on your LSS? I am interested in you F41 suspension... as the Buick with F41.... I am intrigued to the max

Any way I could get a good pic of the RPO list from both of you?
Hope this helps someone else as uneducated as me.
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The FE2, F41 and FE3 fall into just about the same category.... But its extremely hard to explain as the suspensions were computer selected.... and the Load rating of the springs came in different flavors for each group... Sometimes the FE2 and F41 were actually the same group... FE3 would fall into this group as well..

FE2 is the Ride and Handling suspension..

F41 is the Firm ride and handling

FE3 is supposed to be the Sport suspension..

Its freaky how GM worked all of these suspensions out..

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The FE2, F41 and FE3 fall into just about the same category.... But its extremely hard to explain as the suspensions were computer selected.... and the Load rating of the springs came in different flavors for each group... Sometimes the FE2 and F41 were actually the same group... FE3 would fall into this group as well..

FE2 is the Ride and Handling suspension..

F41 is the Firm ride and handling

FE3 is supposed to be the Sport suspension..

Its freaky how GM worked all of these suspensions out..
Odd thing is too that the same numbers worked out to different suspension tuning from one car to another. Car and Driver always said that the ride/handling compromise was noticeably better on the 88 LSS than on the SSE or SSEi. Handled as well, but with much lower impact harshness.
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After Updating to the F41-FE2 suspension... Aftermarket springs.. TRW...

I can say that the Car does have some Harshness for certain.. But I wanted the Sportier stiffer ride.. Its funny, for the first time My Back did not murder me on a Long trip.. And the car was more fun to drive..

But Yes, There were differences in the Spring load ratings..

We could say the FE2 line had something like..

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Stiff

Stiffer( On Rails )

If I were to Compare Sandrocks SSEi and SSE, I would almost have to say the SSE is on Rails.. Car handles great and is Bumpy... But thats the way I like them..

I feel that the LSS was more geared towards Luxury, But thats not to say you couldn'r have a Buick or Olds on rails just like the SSE-SSEi

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