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Old 02-14-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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just wanted to know if i can get a strut tower brace to fit my 2000 bonne and also does anybody know the size difference with the sway bars from the FE2 suspension , FE3 and the FE5.
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I just saw about a month ago where a member installed a GP GXP suspension in there Bonneville.
They said it'* on rails now, it'* so stiff. The sway bar is thicker and solid in the GXP Grand Prix'*

So it can be done.
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it bolts right in with no mods?
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I'm not sure. I'll try to find where I saw that.
Is your suspension shot?
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hi, i installed the Bonneville GXP suspension (FE5) onto my SSEI that had FE2 from the factory

here is the post.
https://www.gmforum.com/t278078/

the swaybars are larger, and they are solid, the struts have different valving that are stiffer, and the springs are a thicker diameter

also not shown in that post is the GXP Struttower bar

also if you dont have an SSEi, i have the FE2 suspension and Brakes off my SSEi that im looking to part with
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hi, i installed the Bonneville GXP suspension (FE5) onto my SSEI that had FE2 from the factory

here is the post.
https://www.gmforum.com/t278078/

the swaybars are larger, and they are solid, the struts have different valving that are stiffer, and the springs are a thicker diameter

also not shown in that post is the GXP Struttower bar

also if you dont have an SSEi, i have the FE2 suspension and Brakes off my SSEi that im looking to part with
see, I knew someone here did this.

Thanks for chiming in
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i have a 2000 SLE but i think it already has the FE2 suspension and the brakes are the 11.9 inchers.
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not all the SLE'* have the FE2. I would check your RPO codes in the trunk
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thats where i found it at
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How about just installing the GXP sway bars and struts and keep the V-6 springs?
I am leaning toward the sway bars myself, but would like to see if Bilstein makes a suitable strut for our cars. I am a big fan of going with a softer spring set, but stiffening up the shocks/struts and bigger sway bars. You gain on the handling of the car, but retain the suspension compliance over road irregularities.
Has anyone else done this yet?
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