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Old 10-18-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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When I was at the yard lest weekend I decided to grab the thicker rear sway:
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I hit it up with some 320 and a rattle can, then I POR15ed the centerlinks:
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After work today I swapped in the new sway along with some Energy Suspension bushings:
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The azz end feels MUCH better now. Before it would float up around turns at moderate speeds. Now it stays nice and flat.

I know mixing suspension components is taboo here but I don't really see any ill effects to this. It made this FE1 boat a little more managable around turns.

I still have to do the front endlinks, which I have from my old car, and I may decide to do the FE2 front as well.
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On my FE1 LeSabre, I did the sways in reverse order. I had the FE2 front put on when the tranny was replaced, and then did the rear myself a few months later.

It wasn't dangerous or anything with only the front, but it didn't feel right either. Much better balance with the back on there too.

I can see where just the rear might feel nice though. The factory setup is a bit soft in the back to start with, IMHO. If not for the transmission going out, I might have tried it that way first.
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Pat also did the rear only and found it to feel better than stock.
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