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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:32 pm 
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I have a 96 SSEi and 96 SE. Both cars are showing manfunctions in the air suspension systems, most likely from the struts being worn out and leaking. Both compressors work fine but are unplugged right now.

Is there an OE or aftermarket option for converting these cars to standard gas struts, from say a base model or another related car? My local parts store couldn't come up with any findings other than air strut replacements. I had an '02 LeSabre before I bought my Bonnevilles and there was a rear strut/coilover conversion I was able to get from Monroe to replace the auto level system in the rear.

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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom - Daily - Sony double DIN headunit, ZZP plug wires, ZZP TB spacer, L3 short ram intake - Dark Bronzemist Metallic on taupe


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You'd need non-air struts and springs. It's probably cheaper and easier to get new air struts.

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WHITE WHINE - IT'S INTOXICATING. 1992 SSE Supercharged 236.26 ci (.040 Over)
15.090 at 90.2 MPH on old engine w/ slipping trans & melted O2 sensor - Gen 3 M62 and matching TB, Gen 2 Pully, Zillamotorsports Ported LIM, YT 1.72 Roller Rockers, SII FPR & Injectors, Easy Performance Gen 3 Air/Fuel Calibrator, Hypertech Thermomaster chip w/ 160 Thermo, TransGo Shift Kit, Infinity/Pioneer Speakers and 10" Subs, 1300 watts, 140 amp Alternator, Ricepipe CAI w/ heatshield, Pilot Angel Eye Foglights, Clear Corners, '02 17" Chrome Bent 5's, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler and Hi-flo Cat, McCoy Motorsports Ceramic Coated Ported Exhaust Manifolds, Fan Override, PowerSlot Slotted Rotors.
2009 G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, loaded, SOLO Axlebacks, Rotofab Intake, Tuned, autodim Trailblazer mirror, removed intake manifold cover, HSV GTS triple gauge pod, two tone red-hot shifter and HSV SuperSport steering wheel, GXP rear sway bar and diffuser


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:30 pm 
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I would just have to change the rear springs to stiffer ones while I could then replace the rear shocks with standard gas ones and standard gas macpherson struts up front?

I don't mind going back to OE air struts, but if I could get rid of it sounded like it would be a cheaper and less complicated way to go. I suppose the most common failiure of the air suspension system is the struts leaking? My compressor would run forever and nothing would happen and both lights on the console were lit up. Obviously this indicates a leak somewhere in the system. I can see all 4 of the air struts are leaking oil and the boots look very cracked and worn looking.

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'96 Bonneville SSEi - White on Teal - ZZP Stage 1 Kit, 3.6" Modular pulley, ZZP ported TB w/spacer, L3 short ram intake w/K&N filter, ZZP Power Log, ZZP DP w/high flow cat & 97+ manifold, ZZP SC coupler, ZZP HV ignition coils w/10.5mm plug wires, 16" Gold crosslaces w/Yokohama Avid tires, Olds LSS T-handle, Sony HU.

2000 Buick LeSabre Custom - Daily - Sony double DIN headunit, ZZP plug wires, ZZP TB spacer, L3 short ram intake - Dark Bronzemist Metallic on taupe


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 pm 
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If your compressor is working, I'd get air struts. I've got Monroe's that have lasted nearly 100,000 miles and hold air just fine.

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WHITE WHINE - IT'S INTOXICATING. 1992 SSE Supercharged 236.26 ci (.040 Over)
15.090 at 90.2 MPH on old engine w/ slipping trans & melted O2 sensor - Gen 3 M62 and matching TB, Gen 2 Pully, Zillamotorsports Ported LIM, YT 1.72 Roller Rockers, SII FPR & Injectors, Easy Performance Gen 3 Air/Fuel Calibrator, Hypertech Thermomaster chip w/ 160 Thermo, TransGo Shift Kit, Infinity/Pioneer Speakers and 10" Subs, 1300 watts, 140 amp Alternator, Ricepipe CAI w/ heatshield, Pilot Angel Eye Foglights, Clear Corners, '02 17" Chrome Bent 5's, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler and Hi-flo Cat, McCoy Motorsports Ceramic Coated Ported Exhaust Manifolds, Fan Override, PowerSlot Slotted Rotors.
2009 G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, loaded, SOLO Axlebacks, Rotofab Intake, Tuned, autodim Trailblazer mirror, removed intake manifold cover, HSV GTS triple gauge pod, two tone red-hot shifter and HSV SuperSport steering wheel, GXP rear sway bar and diffuser


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:57 am 
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Probably the route I'll go. I mean, it's only money and if I keep going to work there's only more of that where it came from, right? Lol

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