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Old 10-20-2011, 08:16 AM
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New parts!!!

I finally got around to buying all of the suspension parts i need which include upper and lower control arms, a pair of tie rods, rear sway links an pitmans, front a rear shocks/struts all for only $400 bucks all brand new.
The shocks are sensen (apx parts.com) and all of the other parts are FCP GROTON. The shocks kit was only 123. Apparently the sensen company (chinese) is breaking into the western markert hence the cheap price. I think you alll know about FCP groton..
I will let uall know how the car feels once all parts are installed.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:39 AM
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When you remove the Struts that are in now, please let me know the difference in shaft length if any. Thanks... I looked at gabriel shocks at one time and the shaft was about an inch longer that the billstein HDs that were in the car...
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:07 AM
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I will try to look at the differences with the sensen shocks. I have a cool mechanic that will let me watch and help in the repair process. I plan to study the bentleyanual that way if he is doing something wrong i can detect it
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:29 PM
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I plan to study the bentleyanual that way if he is doing something wrong i can detect it
FYI - The Bentley isn't the bible when it comes to our cars. The Factory Service Manual is much more comprehensive, and you can actually make out all of the photographs (which Bentley scanned...poorly IMHO). The Bentley is a great quick go-to book, but when I really need serious help figuring out problems or planning maintenance, the (FSM+TIS+web) wins.

The longer you own your car and try to use the Bentley, you will discover that it covers common maintenance items particular to the vehicle, in nearly exclusive fashion, and can leave the mechanic procedurally frustrated in some instances.

Just saying from experience...
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:35 PM
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FYI - The Bentley isn't the bible when it comes to our cars. The Factory Service Manual is much more comprehensive, and you can actually make out all of the photographs (which Bentley scanned...poorly IMHO). The Bentley is a great quick go-to book, but when I really need serious help figuring out problems or planning maintenance, the (FSM+TIS+web) wins.

The longer you own your car and try to use the Bentley, you will discover that it covers common maintenance items particular to the vehicle, in nearly exclusive fashion, and can leave the mechanic procedurally frustrated in some instances.

Just saying from experience...
+1. I wish I could get a hold of the FSM (without breaking my wallet).

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Old 10-21-2011, 03:28 PM
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I appreciate the input!
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