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Old 02-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #31
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Wren- So your saying the checkvalves are in the lines / stock air system of the cars from the factory right? Not the Struts them selves?

If so there is nothing stopping the air from coming out of the struts. only the Stock air lines/system.

Im not going to do th whole stock setup, You dont have to, They are going to work line 1,000'* a pond 1,000'* of Air stocks you can buy anywhere in the USA.

They have the same thing, A Oil or Gas side and a Air bag or Air chamber side to control the hight.

Just a side note:
At NYBF last year, a Member here put FE2 springs in the rear and left the stock FE1 i the front. The Car does not sit any lower in the rear now, it sits the same.
One reason for this is Yes, the FE2 ones are shorter, But there also stiffer.
Now sense there stiffer there going to hold more weight and now compress as much when the car sits on them. so in turn the car sits about the same hight.
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In addition, don't leave FE1 on front and do FE2 on back. Your car will be unbalanced, and the installed height of the springs will have a 1/2" or more difference. That'll be one funny looking funny riding car, IMO.
It will look exactly the same as a car with FE1 springs that are worn out. I've one it. The back of my car rides higher than it did before. Sure it still looks like its sagging a little bit but its better than before.

Secondly, its really not unbalanced. If you drove my car you would notice nothing different but the lack of ELC and slightly softer front. (which is in part by all my worn out shocks/struts) It would probably even catch corners better.

The difference between FE1 and FE2 is not like night and day, its like day vs dusk. Its a few hundred pounds different, not a few thousand.
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FE1 spring rate is 860 pounds on the rear.
FE2 is 1230 to 1250.

That'* night and day.

The ride HEIGHT will be the same if you adjust the ELC, but you're LIFTING the rear springs off their natural resting position. Calculated install height. That'* not good news.
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The ride HEIGHT will be the same if you adjust the ELC, but you're LIFTING the rear springs off their natural resting position. Calculated install height. That'* not good news.

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It will look exactly the same as a car with FE1 springs that are worn out. I've one it. The back of my car rides higher than it did before. Sure it still looks like its sagging a little bit but its better than before.

My car has more miles, so i bet its going to do the same.
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this pained me to read it because of some of the spelling errors and wrong words in a bunch of the posts maaking it hard to comprehend.

That being said, I have an ELC compressor. that'* all I can contribute based on what I could understand.
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Your car will not handle as well as an SSEi, if that'* what you're after. And your ELC struts will be under far greater load than intended at all times.

I'm on the phone with another suspension expert right now (jr's3800) and he agrees completely. Don and I have discussed and researched this at great length.

My advice is to study how springs work. Your FE2 rear springs will be PULLED UP by the ELC, so when you go into a turn, they won't even start to do any good for a 1/2" to 3/4" of compression.

You need to SERIOUSLY consider the whole package here. And this is the same advice we gave others. They just chose not to listen to our advice.

441 lb front SE (FE1) spring.
519 lb front FE2 spring (load rating).

You think there'* a reason? There is. And it'* not just ride height.
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Not night and day.
441 lb front SE (FE1) spring.
519 lb front FE2 spring (load rating).

Night and Day.
FE1 spring rate is 860 pounds on the rear.
FE2 is 1230 to 1250.


And who is saying my car is going to be 1/2" or 3/4" higher in the back?
i sure didn't

so then there will be non of this pulling up your saying.
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also, Another Point.

I DO NOT WANT MY CAR TO PUSH!


that said, from what SSEi owners have said on BC, they PUSH

Almost every American car out there is Setup to Push in the corners so people dont kill them selves that dont know how to drive.

Now if you and don know so much about this, Tell me how to set the car up so it does NOT push.
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Got my Rear Springs and Struts today

already have the Sways. and next week i may get the front springs and struts










Bandit the 661 spring you have is an SE spring with an 860 Lb rating..

I thought you wanted the 653'*?

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Bandit, Do the FE2 front and then we'll talk about not 'pushing'. You can beef up the rear FE2 for about 50 bucks and kill that. I did that last year. And every single owner that attended WCBF claimed my car to be the best handling Bonneville they'd driven or ridden in.

You WILL be lifting the rear if you put shorter FE2 springs in then try to level it with ELC to be LEVEL. The springs are shorter, but you got the wrong ones, anyway. Look at Don'* post above.
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