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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 01:34 PM
E Z E 9C1
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What's Up!

My son drives a 82' Fleetwood 4.1 ltr, and is looking for lowering shocks and springs, whats good at and affordable price.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 08:55 PM
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anything thats for an SS/9C1... same suspension. My first caddy was an 83 Deville with a 4.1. Talk about a Fast cruiser!
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 10:31 PM
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If your gonna lower it with SS springs you might still need to cut a coil off of them. The 4.1 is lighter than the lt1... You could go with I b body shock to get the stiffer valving you probably want...

[ 02-10-2007, 11:36 PM: Message edited by: FASSTWOOD ]
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 06:53 AM
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Thanks Everybody,

I didn't know that, and I appreciate the info.
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 12:10 PM
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I have a friend running Impala SS springs in the front and 9C1 springs in the rear of his 1991 Fleetwood. The SS springs in the rear of the '81-92 Fleetwood makes it sit too low.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ss+springs+9C1

That thread explains it all.

Goodluck!
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 12:58 PM
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Thanks 96,

I'll let my son know, at least those springs are easier and cheaper to come by, than intrax or srints.
Shocks are another story, I recomended Bilstiens cause' that's what I have, but Monroes sensa-something has been recomended also.
It'll be his decision to make, we'll see what happens, keep you posted.

Later!
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 09:06 PM
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it will be better if he used monroe severe service shock, the car will be more stable

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 09:36 PM
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I have the severe service shocks. I love em...
Part number 55012 for the front and 55013 for the rear. I got mine from www.rockauto.com

Here is a pic of my 85 on ss springs I had to cut a coil up front to make it sit nice...



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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 05:49 PM
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sens-tracs are ment for a stock suspension caddy. Put them on my 89 Brougham, and they came on my Grey Buick. Too mushy for me. The 89 bounced high and low(due to the soft springs), while the Grey Buick more so floated. Now my 94 Fleetwood with Severe Service's... now thats a much better ride. It did have the stiffer suspension code(FE2), vs a normal fleetwood. Very nice ride. All it needed was a lil stiffer springs up front, as the air lifts in the rear stiffened it enough for me, while removing that silly reverse rake.
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 10:58 PM
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Personally, I've never had a car with too much suspension travel given speed bumps, potholes, rough pavement on high speed corners, etc. You have to have enough spring to keep the car off the bumpstops at all times. Bottom it out, and you're no longer in control. With less travel, this takes a really, really stiff spring.

All this only applies if you want to be able to freely drive the car hard. Put it on the bumpstops if you're just going to idle around.
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