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Old 06-22-2007, 01:47 AM   #31
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If you want some really nice aftermarket performance shocks, go with the KYB'* you have to special order from Advance.

If you're going to get any from Advance I STRONGLY recommend KYB'*.

There shouldn't be any need for a self-leveling system with those in place anyways.
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91buick.. ELC is a strut system.

Michael.. to put in the ELC is quite simple, 1993 did it and said it wasn't bad. All you'd need is the compressor and hosing IIRC.
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91buick.. ELC is a strut system.

Michael.. to put in the ELC is quite simple, 1993 did it and said it wasn't bad. All you'd need is the compressor and hosing IIRC.
i ment conventional strut system and not a air strut
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Our struts ARE conventional. But they ALSO have air assist. They are gas struts with air assist.
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They are gas struts with air assist.
Well now that'* just cool if you ask me lol.
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So you are telling me all I need to do is buy the compressor and lines? No sensors, nothing else? If else..please tell....and where can I acquire a compressor and correct lines? Also how do I wire the compressor up to a car that never had one?
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im getting rid of the air ride stuff anyway im trying to sell everything need to swap for about 120 plus shipping with new air struts, compressor ,wiring harness and ELC sensor only thing needed to buy is airline which is like 11bucks at autozone
if anybody wants this PM me
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im getting rid of the air ride stuff anyway im trying to sell everything need to swap for about 120 plus shipping with new air struts, compressor ,wiring harness and ELC sensor only thing needed to buy is airline which is like 11bucks at autozone
if anybody wants this PM me
Ummmm....aren't you the one who said:

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youre right like i was saying earlier my car came equiped with th air ride crap to do it you need to wire it up including relay'* and sensors,airlines fittings ,honestly stick with what you have and upgrade to the monroe'* i could think of money spent better in other area'*
Obviously, you're not aware of the fact that FE2 suspension is designed with ELC as a critical component. In that sense, FE2 performance cannot be acheived without ELC rear struts.

You give advice to ditch it, then you claim you're replacing all yours?

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say? Can you use proper english, punctuation and grammar?

For future reference, anyone trying to FE2 swap an FE1 car will not achieve the ride, balance, and handling without ELC. It'* part of the package, and the ELC response is used in the spring and swaybar calculations.
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So Wren, as far as the "ELC" system goes, what do I need to convert?
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You don't have to convert. You can use the ELC struts and control them manually through a schrader valve in the trunk like jr's3800 did and get the same proper balance and effectiveness of FE2.

You need FE2/F41 rated springs (these two classes 'overlap' each other), both FE2/F41 swaybars (they're the same) and rear ELC struts with either the full ELC system or manual control.
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