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I have these POS coilover shocks on the back of my car & orig rear springs" Its time to get rid of the things cause the ride really sucgs and it handes like crap. "Stiff!

Bilsteins" Are they really worth all that?Thats a lot of $$ for shocks! I want a nice comfortable smooth ride. My car now rides like a old car. I would like for it to ride as it did new + some.
Ill also be adding some moog varible rate springs" If they wont give me a stiff ride?

Any ideas welcome!
About shocks" that is Zap!
 

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I use the Moogs and the Bilsteins. More for handling with good tires and load carrying in the trunk.

Don't think the ride is like a stocker however....

Might want to consider stock replacement type ratings on the Moog springs and simple gas shocks for the boulevard ride....


Just my .02, I do like the setup for Regals however.
 

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Moog springs, Bilstein shocks.
Best investment I made on my GN.

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Keith....with all the $$ in your car don't stop now go with the good stuff Moog/Bilstein.
Even my old girl is gonna get um some day!
 

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i just got some kyb's i'll let you know next week how they are.
 

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So whats the difference with the varible rate springs as compaired to replacements?
 

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So I guess i stumped ya'll !
 

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Fast86,

I just put the Moog cc651 variable rate springs on my T. The variable rate springs are wound differently on one end. While driving around town you are riding on the softer top part of the spring and it feels like stock. Once you start driving aggressively or have a load in the trunk, the soft part compresses and you begin riding on the stiffer part of the coil.

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I put Bilsteins on my GN in 1989. Left front started leaking oil last year. Sent all four back to Bilstein and they sent me four new ones. No charge. Worth the extra money to me. They do give the car a stiff ride.

I like the variable rate springs. They brought the car up to a nice mean stance. Rides great.

Fast86, I'll let you take it for a drive to see what you think. I thought you were selling your car.

Buick T, is your car for sale?


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Nope, not for sale. Trying to bring her back to life. So far I have done all this and have driven it maybe 3 miles.

Rear Main Seal
Oil Pan Gasket
Valve Springs
Valve Seals
Valve Cover Gaskets
Timing Chain
Cam Sprocket
Crank Sprocket
Timing Chain Damper
Timing Chain Damper Spring
Timing Chain Cover Gasket
Front Seal
Water Pump
Water Pump Gasket
Upper Radiator Hose
Lower Radiator Hose
"S" hose
Heater Hoses (4)
Oil Pump Hose HP
Oil Pump Hose LP
Oil Pump O ring
Power Steering Resivor
Power Steering Return Hose
Radiator Core
Thermostat
Thermostat "O" ring
Turbo Inlet Gasket
MAF Pipe
Filter K&N 8"
Valve Cover Grommet
Oil Pick-up Tube w/screen
Duttweiler Intercooler Neck
Oil Pump Gears - not on yet
Oil Pump Booster Plate - not on yet
Fuel Pump Walbro 340 - not on yet
Hot Wire Kit Fuel Pump - not on yet
Fuel Pressure Guage - not on yet
Fuel Pressure Regulator - not on yet
Fuel Pressure Rail "T" - not on yet
Spark Plug Wires - not on yet
Valve Cover Breather Pass
Valve Cover Breather Driver
 

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Nah! Been too lazy to work on car, plus went to Bristol then Chicago for a week and Talladega is next weekend. Now I did have a 69 Mustang in 76, little 302 in there with the 65 289 hp heads, 13.02 1/4, the best fun was the 492 rear, I think it was, you could pullem on a hop.......kids.
 

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Originally posted by DOOM:


Fast86, I'll let you take it for a drive to see what you think. I thought you were selling your car.
Ok" Only if you tell me who you are? Im really tired of the stiff ride" So maybe ill get some AC Delco's. Thanks for the varable ex. Steve is once again" slacking!

Everything is for sale if the price is right. Someone give's me $15,000 its sold" SO FAST!
 

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