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Old 04-10-2004, 11:09 PM   #11
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Got the rear installed, now to go test it
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OMG. Everyone go get these bars if you don't already have them. Took about an hour 15 min to swap the rear on my car, 20 min to get off the other car. I'll tackle the front tommorrow. Swapping has made the Front the loose end, it handles entirely different, I did some real world tests, and a corner that was iffy at 35 is now like rails at 45. That ought to translate well into racing
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Now you're getting the feel of the SSEi

Keep us posted.
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Don and I have been bouncing this idea back and forth for at least 6 months now. I've been trying to get him to do that to his 95
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I went out this morning to trade in my set of endlinks for the fornt end as they were missing a little red peice... Get back, And it started raining... It'* been raining all day and I don't have a garage... Maybe next weekend...
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did you have to jack up the car or anything to put them on, or did you just unscrew the bolts and swap?
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I took off the rear wheels for the entire swap. as long as the suspension stays at the same height on both sides it should be pretty easy for anyone else to do. At least the rear.... The more I look at the front, the more I think I can't do it after work tommorrow...
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Jack up the car by the A-arms, or find a way to do it on ramps. You don't want your suspension hanging for the front. If you do, you'll have to lever it up to attach the endlinks. It'll make it harder, but not impossible.
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2 ton hydraulic jacks under the springs with jack stands right there to catch it. At least that'* the plan, But the driveway is going to be wet tommorrow, I just know it... We've got the two little lanes for the tires to go on and the rest is gravel, quite annoying I must say...
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Glad to hear you had good results. How much for all the parts needed (not including the sway bars)? My old mechanic has a 1993 SSE SC parts car -did these come with the same suspension as the SSEi?

Hmm. My SLE has the FE1 suspension and I personally think it handles better than my SSEi with the FE2.
As far as I know both cars have their original suspension, other than the lower LF ball joint I replaced back in November in the SLE.
I have noticed even in the seats that grab me in the SSEi I get thrown around more on a corner going the same speed as I used to in the SLE with the standard seats.
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