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Old 03-13-2007, 08:34 PM   #21
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if i can ask you a question.....

this is the info that i have from my swap
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ttle note about the rear springs, i really looked closely at the springs before i put them on, the coil diameter was exactly the same...now it gets interesting....there were 8 coils that made up the FE1 but only 7 that mnade up the FE2......both of my springs measured in at 15mm
what is your FE1, and your new FE2 Coils?
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Pat, i posted all my specs right on the bottom of the first page


Far as amount of coils, the front is like 1/2 a coil more and the back has like 2 or so more, i did not count the back ones, but you can check out the pics and see.


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Here are the Part List and Specs


Bonneville FE2 Parts.


Front Strut: 71822 -Monroe
Front Spring: CC658 -TRW
Front Sway Bush: HB1804 -TRW

Back Strut: 71798 -Monroe
Back Spring: CC653 -TRW
Back Strut Mount: 901953 -Monroe
Back Sway Bush: 25558129 -GM
Back Sway In-Link: 25602320 -GM
Back Sway End-Link: 18152 -TRW


Measurements

NEW-
Front Spring Hight: 14.5"
Front Spring Thickness: T: 15.9mm / M: 15.9mm / B: 15.9mm
Rear Spring Hight: 13.5"
Rear Spring Thickness: T: 16.1mm / M: 16.1mm / B: 16.1mm

OLD-
Front Spring Hight: 15.5"
Front Spring Thickness: T: 15.1mm / M: 15.1mm / B: 15.1mm
Rear Spring Hight: 14.25"
Rear Spring Thickness: T: 15.4mm / M: 15.4mm / B: 15.1mm
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Ryan i KNOW YOU POSTED THE SPECS

i was posting STOCK FE2 for comparison

and i was explaining that just because the coils are bigger dosent mean that they are stiffer. They can have the same diameter and have less more coils to have a increased load rating

i am asking you how many coils do your FE1, and FE2 have. Its difficult to tell from the pics, i thought of that first
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i didn't count the rear ones, i forgot to, but the front Ones only have like 1/2 more of a Coil.

The rear from the pic, cuz i can see each coil in it. it looks like it has 1-2 more coils then my FE2.

all i know is out off all the SSEi'* iv been in, my car rides stiffer then them all
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I believe those springs you have are F41 Spec... I can't say this for certain... But I believe them to be

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Yea, i was thinking the same thing

If they are thats AWESOME!

All i know is, if it handles this good with Snow tires... Man-o-Man i cant wait for spring
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I've got you beat by 0.1mm spring diameter.

You may overlap the F41 spec like mine do, though.
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I've got you beat by 0.1mm spring diameter.

You may overlap the F41 spec like mine do, though.
I will have to do this to my car... Can't imagine driving a light SE bonnie with the suspension goodies

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well my Caliper is good down to .002 and i rounded down for the paint.. so im like be only .05 off :P
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Not to go off topic but I have a FE3 suspension on my Aurora....does anyone know how that compares to FE2/F41 setups?

BTW Badnit VERY NICE job on the write up man!!!
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