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Old 10-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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I have a 1990 bonneville, and I've replaced pretty much every suspension part possible, but the quick struts I had made it sit like an f-250, so what did I do? I cut the springs. Now before you freak out I know this is not what your susposed to do really, but it was the best decision I ever made. It made it have a perfect balance between comfort and performance. BUT, I feel like it could be even better if I had some performance struts, does any company make these? I know the demand is next to none beside people like us
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kyb has excel-g'* for it, not really a performance strut but good restoration of how it rode new. i put them on my bonnie sse its sporty tight but not hard. not floaty like a se
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kyb has excel-g'* for it, not really a performance strut but good restoration of how it rode new. i put them on my bonnie sse its sporty tight but not hard. not floaty like a se
Would the kyb struts be able to handle the cut springs better than the Monroe ones? I want to cut another coil and I know the ones I have now won't be able to handle another compression and re installation
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i dont know anything about cut springs but i know the monroes make it handle more like a se than a sse
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I only run the KYB GR2 struts on my cars, and I like them way better than the Monroe ones.

I have cut springs on my Cutty by half a coil, nothing drastic, but the KYBs do a good job I think.
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ya, i put them on my previous wbodies as well, made them slightly better than new. i think the excel g is the new name for the same thing. i put monomaxes and gas adjust on my trucks, i wont buy anything but kyb now
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Ws love some KYBs. I think the Excel G is the proper name for those. I put a set of the monroes up front and I was not impressed. So I quickly changed them out for some KYBs. Makes the ride so much better.
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I just put KYB Excel G2'* struts on my Bonneville yesterday and I am very happy with the results. They are supposed to be stiffer then OEM struts to help aid old and worn suspensions. I'll have to see how they hold up but I would recommend them.
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Anyone know about Sen Sen Struts? I've put then on my 88, super nice, much better than expected ride is stiff, but soaks up the bumps, suppose ably same seals as kyb'* all 4 for 128 bucks ebay.. no more rolly polly factory nonsense ...
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How important do you think it is to replace the mounts exc... with the KYB. I've read enough to know that'* the way to go, but I have to admit, the convenience of the quick strut offered by Monroe is tempting. Unless of course all that other nickel dime things that are added to the quick strut aren't "really" all that necessary. Any ideas for the springs (outside of cutting them).
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