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Old 08-20-2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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My 95 SLE/SC with FE2, ELC, and CCR (working) doesn't even come CLOSE to comparing to my SSEi with Monroe'*, in spite of the SLE being a lighter car. There is no comparison whatsoever, and every one at WCBF each year will tell you the same. They are two TOTALLY different cars.

Bandit has to remember that he'* got a car with the performance steering rack that is skewing his 'feeling' in corners. The SE doesn't have that luxury.

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I have Gabriel up front, and Monroe Reflex on the rear.
you dont have Montro SensaTrack

and it has nothing to do with the Rack, i can Feel my SE Lean more in corners. and also A Rack has nothing to do with do Bumps feel on my ars
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Guys....

I am here to tell you that the Swap for an SE is not the stiffest out there...

Some SSE'* and SSEi'* will have a Very solid suspension, others will not.. Its apples to oranges as far as I'm concerned... And I do want the SSE-SSEi rack... Its more precise

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Get the Sensatracks.... It will be well worth your time and money..

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dont know if this will help.....
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/tech/elc/
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Hey Bill, Sorry I got that wrong...lol... I was going by memory, obviously a poor, old, faded memory.

Anyway, it is my plan to use SensaTracs when I replace my struts, as I've had very good results on other vehicles I've used them on. I didn't ring in at first, since my experience has not been with the Bonneville, yet.
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Geoff..you've ridden in my car. It'* Monroe sensa-tracs up front and reflexes in the back. That should give you a good comparison.
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Geoff..you've ridden in my car. It'* Monroe sensa-tracs up front and reflexes in the back. That should give you a good comparison.


I'd have to say that setup is as close to neutral handling as you can achieve with FE2 suspension and no other changes.

Based on my experience, you want a stouter strut in the rear than the front. Do what Boosty did, and then play from there.
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I replaced the rear, and I think they might be sensatrac'* or the gabriel equivalent (not sure which parts store the mechanic was using at that time) but i know they are not reflexes.

I think I will follow suit with the sensatracs based on Boosty'* car. we'll have to look for the price now.
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