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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Spring options for a Fleetwood

Ok so I looooove cushy feel of floating down the road, but man, my wagon feels like a porsche in the corners compared to the FW......

I do have a set of 9C1 springs about, but somewhere in my distant past I heard of folks putting SS springs in too.

Would the SS springs drop the ride height? If so, assuming I'd need different shocks too. Any other considerations?

I see a set of used ones in the FS section and am considering.....

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 06:39 PM
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I had Fleetwoods with SS springs, 9c1 springs, and Sprint springs. The best ride/handling I found was with SS springs in the front/9c1 springs in the rear and Hotckiss sway bars.

My current '94 has Sprint springs but it sits too low. I am going back to SS fronts and 9c1 rears.

When I had SS springs all around, the rear would sag when there were rear passengers.

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thanks, i wondered about SS springs in the rear as the 'wood is a little more portly back there, lol. Funny thing is I know I have 9c1 fronts, I think I have 9c1 rears somewhere I pulled off a 96 that got parted (have the rear), just don't know where I put them... I also have wagon cargo coils but that'd stick her rear way up in the air, lol.

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Second vote for SS springs in front and 9C1 rear. Made huge change in handling and I like the appearance. I upgraded the shocks to bilsteins at same time too. Probably ran about 40K kms on this setup and very pleased.

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I used Intrax springs springs on my 94, but the rear a just a bit to low. I added air shocks to get it to a good height. One of my favorite cars.

Pics before rear shocks.

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Sprocket..I put brand new 9C1 rear springs in there. First thing I would do is ditch the rear air shocks, put on a set of Monroe Severe Service (or Bilstein) shocks and see what you think. I put new front shocks in, but they are the cush cush ones. Lol

A lot of that wallow is from those rear air shocks. I already put a set of SS front and rear swaybars on it too. It should corner well with a better shock setup.

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For the front I first cut the stock coils, then new Carquest, then used Hotchkis. Nothing looked and/or felt right. For the rear Intrax was the first try = redonkulously low. Those went onto my son's '88 MCSS. I settled on tried and true sacked out old SS coils all around. 5# in the Airlift bladders. Bilsteins. Heaven.

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Is fleetwood mac touring in early 2009?

i heard about it but i want to know if it is true
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Has anybody used eibach 3837.140 on a fleetwood?
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Coming up on 3 years old and the topic is still valid for us FW'ers. For something a little different on my new driver I left in the factory coils as opposed to my old car described above. And with the exception of a normal SS rear bar v. a Panther bar I just beefed up the rest around it per sig and as described here:

https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...-rear-bar.html

Aiurlift 1000 went in last w/e, and I want to turn the front Konis from 40% back to ~10%. SS coils on my old gray car dropped it 2" compared to stock FE1 on the left. A 1" drop would be nice on the new white one, but not quite worth the aggravation of R&R.
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\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!
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