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Old 11-25-2004, 05:36 PM   #11
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Lately when I'm driving on the highway at like 60-65 i feel a slight jerking back and forth in the front of the car. Would could this be? I'm guessing this isn't normal.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #12
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Not that I'm aware of, but frankly, if the rest of your components are in good condition, you don't need more. My car rails like no other car I've ever owned or driven.
Someone needs to expand their driving experiences

a jerking back and forth means you need an alignment, and maybe tires.
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Not that I'm aware of, but frankly, if the rest of your components are in good condition, you don't need more. My car rails like no other car I've ever owned or driven.
Someone needs to expand their driving experiences
Jason, as I've stated before, you need to drive my car. Until you do, you have no call to make that statement. Or do a little research and have PontiacDad, PontiacMom, DriverJohn, DriverEd and 2000SilverBullet give you their impressions. They have all driven my car. And it'* even better now than it was at WCBF. There is NO body roll whatsoever in hard turns. I had a friend at work as a passenger for lunch 2 days ago. His experience with performance cars is vast. He has a history of pushing cars to the edge of the envelope. He was SHOCKED at the turning capabilities. of my car.

In his experience, it outhandles his RX7. And I know from experience that it will outhandle a Miata and an MR2 Spyder. It'* a combination of the right tires, upgraded suspension components, and starting with a good car to begin with. The only 'extra' combonents on my car for handling are spring wedges in the rear.

If your car is a boat, fix it. I don't seem to have that problem
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Sure it'* a good turning for a FWD car of this stature, but it'* by no means going to set world records. Comparing against cars seen on the road is far from a subjective test. I'd be more then welcome to show you what a nicely kept FD RX-7 is.

I'll keep further comments to myself.
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One day Jason, you'll have the opportunity to drive my car. Maybe as soon as this summer at the flats.

Keep in mind what we're talking about here. Stiffening up an SSEi. And also remember that there are 5 different rates of springs available for an SSEi with the FE2 suspension.
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I love to find a 1999 SSEI junker intacked. I haven't had any luck around here and have looked on jc whitney ( I know no laughs please) Does anyone know where I mite get these parts at a afordable price?
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I've added FE2 suspension parts from another Bville, best mod i've done to my car.

Get some performance Endlinks for this, by energy suspension. Someone around here will have a link for you.

I'm actually curious to see what only a rear sway bar upgrade would do to the ride of a car. It should push you towards understeer. If you only have time for one at a time do the rear sway bar first... It'* MUCH easier (about 1/3-1/4 of the time for the front) and much safer then running around with an upgraded front and stock rear.
upgraded Rear only will push OVERsteer

if you've got adjustable endlinks on your car try it sometime... loose up the front a bit (assuming you'd have them tightened down pretty good) ...and tighten down the rear endlinks ... the car will want to kick the tail end out more

oh And Master3rd ... Domestic Performance sells a set of Coil overs for the Hbody but they are EXPENSIVE

without going to full custom order suspension stuff... this is basically what I've come too for a great performance street handling suspension (and adjustable enough you could drag and autoX with it)

- F41 front bar
- addco rear upgrade bar
- adjustable endlinks
- urethane swaybar bushings
- domestic performance 2inch lowering springs @ F41 spec (or even a little higher... but you'll have to talk with them about exactly what rate)
- KYB GR2 front struts
- Monroe sensatrac Rear struts For Air leveling suspension (get an air pressure gauge and a switch with either a stock air leveling compressor, or cheap compressor from an air suspension company)

I have a friend that works in a urethane plant so I'm getting custom filled engine and trans mounts and custom copies of allll the rest if my suspension bushings(as soon as I can get a new bushing set from GM to send him to make copies of)

but the above suspension should be more then enough for a street performance car that occasionally see'* track time
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I love to find a 1999 SSEI junker intacked. I haven't had any luck around here and have looked on jc whitney ( I know no laughs please) Does anyone know where I mite get these parts at a afordable price?
According to my book, you can use the components off of any 92-99. All SSEi'* would have the sport suspension, and some SSE'*. I strongly agree with replacing the front and rear bars together, and seriously consider the springs and shocks at the same time.
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i have my 90 olds which is a lot like a eldo or Riv and I will be replacing the struts all the way around.. non of this SSEI stuff will for my car will it? I guess with the struts the tie rod links are shot and need to be replaced.. are there any recommended things I should get to tric out my suspension or am I asking in the wrong area?
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upgraded Rear only will push OVERsteer

if you've got adjustable endlinks on your car try it sometime... loose up the front a bit (assuming you'd have them tightened down pretty good) ...and tighten down the rear endlinks ... the car will want to kick the tail end out more
That'* exactly my point. FWD cars need all the help they can get.
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