It is currently Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:52 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Struts
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:10 am 
Offline
LE Member

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 pm
Posts: 7
Year and Trim: 2004 sle
Has anybody ever used the ACDelco ready struts for a 2004 Bonneville SLE with an fe2 suspension


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Struts
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:02 am 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 6:11 pm
Posts: 9094
Location: Chicago, IL
Year and Trim: 2003 SLE
Any strut that is already put together and ready to drop in will make your front ride height way high! Buy the strut and mount separately. Re-use your factory springs. Adds some steps but a shop can probably throw them together for you for very cheap.

_________________
-Car Guy Carl
"Penelope" - 2003 SLE - 190k Miles
"Sydney" - 2000 Honda S2000 - 63k miles
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Struts
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:18 pm 
Offline
LE Member

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 pm
Posts: 7
Year and Trim: 2004 sle
thank you very much the problem is I already have installed them that ACDelco 930020 ready struts for this car it did raise the height it seems about an inch but I should of realize it because no auto parts stores sold ready struts for this car they will all just a strut and you had to install the spring do you think I could remove the spring and put the factory spring in this strut that I bought


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Struts
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:06 pm 
Offline
Posts like a Northstar
Posts like a Northstar

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:11 pm
Posts: 1675
Location: Ontario, Canada
Year and Trim: 2000 Bonniville SSEi L67
maybe the ride height leveler can be adjusted if its a mere inch

if you buy a cheap spring compressor, it should be no big issue - nuts on strut towers, then connection to the nuckle/control arm - allignment, done

_________________
poverty forces one to do unorthodox things

2000 SSEi
past rides:
1996 SSEi
1992 GTP
1987 Grand Am


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Struts
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:03 pm 
Offline
SE Member
SE Member

Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 4:28 pm
Posts: 14
Year and Trim: 2002 se
its the spring on the quick struts thats the problem...raises the front end way too high seems like everything is at its limits if not beyond. You get front end shakes really bad!! It got really bad where i live with snow when cresting a hill at speed front end will pick up even more and will really skate around bad! there is a reason why they dont make the quick struts for these. I put in monroe quick struts on my 02 se and it was horrible. i bought acdelco springs off rockauto and put them side by side and the delco ones are almost 2 inches shorter and that was after i ran the monroes for about 2 years...shake went away at launch and getting up to speed. i have a picture of the two springs but dont know how to insert it for you to see. I used the monroe struts and just changed the springs out not that bad of a job...might need an extra hand when putting them back in to get the top bolts started


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Struts
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:44 pm 
Offline
Posts like a Northstar
Posts like a Northstar

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:11 pm
Posts: 1675
Location: Ontario, Canada
Year and Trim: 2000 Bonniville SSEi L67
YES, the new springs, plus ,the unknown dapning rate of of new struts has thrown off the front end geometry.

I would put the new delco springs on, get alignment and see how close you get to OEM handling.

a scissor jack + stairwell = spring compressor

_________________
poverty forces one to do unorthodox things

2000 SSEi
past rides:
1996 SSEi
1992 GTP
1987 Grand Am


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Struts
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:55 am 
Offline
SSE Member
SSE Member

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:36 pm
Posts: 101
Year and Trim: 2003 SLE 208,000 miles
2003 SLE 196,000 miles
I have been running Monroe 171685 quick struts on two Bonneville SLE's for over 5 years. Ride height change is not noticeable and car rides like a dream even at 80 mph. $97 on Amazon with free shipping.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Replaced Front Struts with Monroe Quick Struts

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

DCJREDLINE

26

5663

Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:31 pm

DCJREDLINE View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. What do I all need for new struts?

harofreak00

17

2054

Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:14 am

carl View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. struts?

irish91983

2

1177

Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:27 pm

irish91983 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Struts

override93

3

660

Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:20 pm

nos4blood70 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Need new struts - any suggestions?

1963Vetteguy

7

901

Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:16 pm

crash93ssei View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group


phpBB SEO