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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 09:08 PM
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The Roadmonster is getting a little saggy in the rear. Stick with GM? Get from Dal? Or are aftermarket springs any good?
Just looking to restore ride height to spec and don't want to buy junk.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 05:59 AM
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Go with OEM parts if they are still available.

Are you sure the springs on the car now are the problem?
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 03:48 PM
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I'm pretty sure. 138K on the car and it is basically just the right rear that sags. Shocks are pretty new. Don't know what else it could be.
I'm just wanting a good deal on OEMs or comparable aftermarkets. Can't they be had for like 50 bucks a piece somewhere?
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 04:02 PM
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What is the spring code--look at the SPIL on the trunk lid and look for the alpha-numeric codes that start with 8xx and 9xx. I can look up the PN and see, if available, what they cost.

Other option is to find the tag on one of the springs itself.
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 12:42 AM
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i have a 95 caprice and called today as a matter of fact for new springs. i was told $60 each. but maybe different areas have different pricing.
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 08:15 PM
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tonymo, was that a dealer or auto parts price?
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:52 AM
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My right rear appeared to be sagging too. Some one on the board said it the top of the coils should be facing the drivers side. so i tried it and it changed it a bit but still not all better. Also this was evident with two sets of springs both Used SS Rears and Stock 9c1's I was wonder if this is not to due with the springs?
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 11:10 AM
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After a few trips with the trunk loaded my 96SS started to sag in the rear. I installed the Air Lift bags and plumbed the valves seperately. Works well and cost was about $ 80.00 plus an easy install in my garage.
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 02:35 PM
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Navy Lifer,
I looked at the label in the trunk. Man, there is a lot of numbers on that thing! OK, I think these are the numbers you are talking about:
8RZ
9RZ
Still wondering where I should go to get these springs. I tried using Dal's website to price some parts the other day and they seemed expensive as hell.....
Never bought anything from him before, but I always heard he was reasonable........
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 06:14 PM
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94 Roadmaster : that website has the "bend me over" (i.e. GM retail) prices on it.

E-mail Dal ([email protected]) for some FAR better pricing
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