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Old 03-04-2007, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Olds 88 Touring with FE3 package

I saw this a few days ago in the Best Buy parking lot. I just took it to show someone, but I think you'd get a kick out of it as I did.
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I believe this is a very rare model. So.... All you '87-'91 guys have an option to upgrade to FE3
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Awesome!

I dont know what my Olds 88 had, it was a 90 with some kind of air ride. Little compressor under the hood that would run when the car was loaded. Toward the end of my ownership, it was running constantly :( It sported no badges however.

Between you posting this pic and Timothy posting his new PA pics...I'm going nuts here looking at all this classic H-body stuff.
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Are they really that rare?

I've seen a few kicking around.
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my father owned 2... He still misses those cars.
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I had an old roommate that had one. What does it mean? I asked him what the FE3 meant, he didn't even know... lol
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FE3 is an RPO code for suspension. Most on this forum have FE1 (touring suspension), SSE(i)* came with FE2 (Handling). FE3 is "bone-jarring" setting

I've seen a few F-bodies in the yard with that RPO code, but no H-bodies.
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Yep... Just like Sandrock posted... FE1 is Soft Ride, FE2 is Ride and handling, F41 Is firm Ride and handling, FE3 is Sport Ride and Handling...

F41 and FE3 are very close to each other.. Both of them H Bodies on Rails

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Oh, cool info. That would explain the back breaking ride in his car... lol
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Yep, Oldsmobiles actually have quite a few models that have the FE3 suspension that other cars could use. For the 2000+ Bonneville for example, the Aurora suspension is FE3 and shoudl be interchangeable.
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For the 87-91 Guys... Just a note..

If you find an FE3 and want to swap components, The rears will cross from 87-91... But the fronts are a different story...

GM for the 90 models had a mid year change to the front suspension... So 87-90ish and 90ish to 99 have diffrent front struts and related items... So be absolutely sure the parts match your car

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