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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 06:52 PM
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Well, my rear air shocks are old, one is leaking, and soon my rear end will be replaced with 3.73s and an eaton posi. I just bought a set of used 9c1 springs, Im planning on buying a set of NEW air shocks for the rear. Im planning on having the tow hitch reinstalled, I figured this would be a perfect tow car with 9c1 springs, 3.73's, and air shocks. I do have a 2,200 stall but since its so low will it affect anything? What do you think of Monroe Severe service shocks and 9c1 springs? this is for the 95.

From what I understand, the SS springs make the car sit lower, I dont want the car to sit lower I like the height the way it is, Im trying to keep a sorta 'stock' lock to the car,

On my white 94, it has a leaking shock, the whole the car in the rear is sitting really low, you would think there was 700 pounds in the trunk. It has standard non- air ride shocks, Im really trying to decide on what to do, any ideas?

The white 94 is just an occasional driver, the blue 95 is really what im concentrating on/daily driver.

[ 12-31-2006, 08:00 PM: Message edited by: 2-B1G-w00ds ]
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 08:05 PM
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Iwould say chuck the air shocks and go with the monroe SS shocks. You should be right where you wnt to be with the 9ca springs... I have the SS springs and the MOnroe SS shocks on my car. Plus a lot of weight in the trunk. It sits low, the way I like 'em...
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 09:04 PM
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How do the FE2 sway bars compare to the 9c1 / Impala SS sway bars?
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 09:01 AM
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Alright, after thinking about it even more im thinking about putting 9c1 springs on my blue Fleetwood since it will probably be a tow car.

Then, put SS springs on my white 94. Since the exhaust is stock and I dont have to worry about dragging or scraping anything.
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 09:38 AM
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I have SS springs in the rear of mine. They were labeled as "low mileage." In the last 2 months they have settled so much giving my car a reverse rake look. I bought a set of new 9C1 springs from Autozone, going to put those in next week sometime to raise the rear. Right now I can't even have rear passengers inside the car because it will scrape the exhaust tips.

Let me know if you want my rear SS springs once I take them out.
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 03:24 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by 2-B1G-w00ds:
How do the FE2 sway bars compare to the 9c1 / Impala SS sway bars?
How about sway bars from Spohn Performance

Good price and product too... They have Lower control arms as well. My buddy Dan (bigbusa) went with there stuff and He's very happy with it...
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 09:20 PM
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Eddie, When I drop my rear end, well Im having someone else do it to replace my gears and a POSI, would this be a good time to install all of this? I mean, all this is connected to the axle right?
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 09:32 PM
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It is easiest to put the sway bar and rear control arms on when you are doing the rear shocks and springs.
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 11:03 PM
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But, when he takes the rear axle off to do my Eaton posi and my gears, I was wondering if it would be easier to through them on then and save some labor, instead of hooking up old stuff just through the new stuff on. Thanks.

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Originally posted by 96Fleetwood:
It is easiest to put the sway bar and rear control arms on when you are doing the rear shocks and springs.
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 12:16 AM
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I would do the SS springs on the tow vehicle and keep the air ride

Just my $.02

Kenny
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