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Old 06-30-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default The ongoing FE2 swap process.

Quite frankly, its going really slow. Man, its taken me 2 months to try to get parts to make this swap. I've had to return one sway bar from the yard because they ordered the wrong one. I mean, how hard is it to get a 32 mil bar? Also, It seems its gonna be next to impossible to get a 21 mil bar for the rear. I mean, where're they going? Aren't all Bonneville SSEi'* and Park Ave ultra'* equipped with em? I'd think there should be plenty in the yards, and i've had people searching for em. (One'* goinna calI me back tuesday). I'm gonna try a few more.

Seems my rear sensatracs, which I ordered 2 months ago, are gonna be slow to get. I'm gettin them from a Auto valuee parts store called Auto Machinery because I can get em new at cost. Well, they've only got one unit, now. They say the struts have to come from the US. Seems wierd. I'm gonna call em on tuesday, and find out whats going on. I was able to get my springs, blue bushings, and links. But it took a month to order em. At least they do stock the rest of the stuff.

Man, its seems its quite a hassle to do anything arounds here to these cars.

I just got my bar in this morning. Did it in 3 hours on the driveway with a crappy jack and missing a few essential tools. I did have my compressor and my work impact. Had to hand remove those bushing bolts, and man, this was easy for some reason. Not bad for a 14 year car with 335,000 kms on her. Dropped the subframe at the rear partially and that sway bar was a piece of cake. Didn't have to unbolt the exhaust (that was not an option or the rest of my weekend commute will likely be noisy and result in tickets until I can get to the shop tuesday )
Everything bolted in nicly. Had to F*&k with a stubborn rusted sway bar link, that was about the only difficult and time consuming thing. Otherwise, on a hoist, i'd have her out and in, links and all in an hour flat. However, that wasn't an option as we're closed till mon, and i wanted to bolt it on ASAP.

Man, well worth the swap, fixed quite a noisy front end and did add better strength. Well, the rest will go on within a week, HOPEFULLY if all goes well.
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When you get it all done it will be well worth it... I have been driving the 91 LE for a couple of weeks... Jump in the 95 with the swap and OMG I was in for a surprise... What a difference... Its like night and day

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