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Old 06-04-2007, 08:22 PM   #11
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Sounds like the springs in the rear are worn out..

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:24 PM   #12
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So what does an FE2 conversion usually cost (minus labor)?
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:30 PM   #13
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I spent about $350, but I reused my struts... I did replace the front strut mounts tho...

The springs for front and rear will run about $150

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:41 PM   #14
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THAT CHEAP????? FE2 here I come!

Now Uhh...can I use standard Struts or do you heavily suggest against that and I need to get the air ones? if so how do I set them up without the pump system and how would they work ? How complex is putting the air system in if I want to?
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:51 PM   #15
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I'll have to have more time to really answer all of this...

But..

When I installed the air struts I had it set up with a $6 or $7 line kit for adapting air struts to a non air suspension..

I actually drilled a couple of holes in the rear side of the rear strut towers and ran the lines through via a couple of rubber grommets and Black RTV to seal it up...

I ran the lined to the plastic part at the rear of the trunk... The Valve sticks out about 1/2 an inch..

The struts hold air and loose it very slowly... I usually check and fill a little once a month..

After you are all said and done you will need a 4 wheel alignment as well..

I'll try to gather a little more info when I have more time..

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*bump* I still need some answers on this.

Time is getting close and I'm about to buy FE2 Springs/Struts, and some new sway-bar bushings for the sway-bars I have (not converting sways). My mechanic and I went over it, and converting to air-struts for the rear looks costly any way I look at it cause I do not want to air up manually, it just sounds ghetto (sorry to those that do). I am wondering if anyone can really attest to the fact that having the air strut over a monroe reflex standard makes some kind of difference? It'* not like I am throwing 1000lbs in the trunk... I am also to understand the FE2 Springs are 1300Lb??? What would I ever need to worry about air-leveling for? lol.....
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Originally Posted by jr's3800
If you do the FE2 upgrade, you will want the 32mm front sway Bar, And new center links for the bar.. The Center links will be McQuay-Norris FA7247, They will be red and are Poly as opposed to rubber..

You will want the 21mm Rear sway bar as well.. The center links will have to come from the donor car unless you get new ones from the dealer..

As for the Rear shocks, if you do not install the ELC at the very least install the Air struts and set the system up manually... You will need and want it...

If the front struts are original go ahead and replace them as well... I do recommend Monroe all the way around... Get new spring rubbers for the front as well..

The rest of the Parts can be found in Bandits thread here
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=article&k=110


I loved the FE2 swap on my 3000 Mile journey... It was worth my $$$




What are the "center links" ?
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:34 AM   #19
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I just call them that... They are the Bushings towards the center of the bar that hold the bar to the frame..

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interesting.

i bought a set of energy suspension endlinks for the 32mm sway bar i want to install - I am going to need busings for the center too?
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