Suspension Information

Q&A: Technical Support
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Viperoni
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by Viperoni » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:21 pm
Spring Rates: FRONT/REAR

Coupes 91-01:
SOHC: 143/132
DOHC: 143/132

Sedans 91-01:
SOHC: 143/132
DOHC: 143/132

Wagons 93-95:
SOHC: 143/147
DOHC: 143/132

Wagons: 96-01:
SOHC: 143/147
DOHC: 143/147

NOTES:
Yes, a 93-95 SOHC wagon had stiffer springs than a DOHC wagon.
For 96-01 Wagon's only, DOHC rear springs have more preload than SOHC's in this gen, making them the stiffest stock rear spring ever available on a satty.
For all years, an air conditioned car's front spring's will have more preload in them, making them stiffer than non-air conditioned cars. SOHC's and DOHC's use the same front springs, the only difference is AC.

All this information courtesy of Moog/Federal Mogul's website.
https://mfr.activant.com/mfrserv/extsrv ... er=FMOFull



Aftermarket drop coil spring rates, FRONT/REAR (lb/in):

Dropzones (coilovers) 450/350
H&R Race Springs: 310/250
H&R Sport Springs: 205/195
Eibach Pro Kit: 149/91-159
Progress Group: 200/170
Sprint 2" Springs: 200/140
Sprint 2.5" Springs: 200/140

Struts:

KYB GR-2 front: 30% stiffer than stock KYB GR-2 rear: same as stock
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by coppertop_01 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:32 pm
Good information there rudy, thanks for the posting

 

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by Viperoni » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:50 pm
POLYURETHANE BUSHINGS:

http://www.suspension.com/saturn.html

I bought my set of bushings from them, $83 for a complete kit is a great price, was shipped quickly, and the guy that took my order even knew what he was talking about!

 

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by subliminal64 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:37 pm

Yeah, thanks rudy. What did your kit include?

 

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by Viperoni » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:27 pm
subliminal64 wrote:
Yeah, thanks rudy. What did your kit include?


EVERYTHING. All bushings, lube and instructions required. All in Energy Suspension retail packaging as well.

Oh yeah, for any of the bushings that are pressed into the control arms, etc, they will need to be pressed in with a strong hydraulic press. A bench vice will NOT do it... I tried :(

 

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by viperssaturn » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:00 pm
Rudy, what was your total cost in canadian dollars including shipping? I am interested in buying the set but was this on ebay?

 

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by Viperoni » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:21 am
viperssaturn wrote:Rudy, what was your total cost in canadian dollars including shipping? I am interested in buying the set but was this on ebay?


It was something in the $120cad range after shipping. I got dinged for ~$10 duty as well.
I called their 1800 number to order the set.

 

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by subliminal64 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:55 pm

How was the motor mount bushings to install?

 

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by cyphon21 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:06 pm
Im confused on this info, I have an Eibach pro kit so what do the numbers mean??

 

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by Viperoni » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:02 am
cyphon21 wrote:Im confused on this info, I have an Eibach pro kit so what do the numbers mean??


The spring rate is a measure of how many pounds of weight it takes for the spring to compress by 1 inch.
As you can see, the Eibach's are pretty soft, and only a little bit (unnoticeably) stiffer than stock.

The H&R sports are about as stiff as you'd want to go, and more and the stock struts won't be able to control the spring's oscillations (bouncing).

 

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by Viperoni » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:03 am
subliminal64 wrote:
How was the motor mount bushings to install?


Ah the prothane bushings, those I didn't use. I have SDA dogbones, and they a great job. I also 3m Window Welded my lower tranny mount and upper motor mount (TAM).

 

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by coppertop_01 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:14 am
Hey rudy, I have the 93 SW1's springs still at the shop, do you want them?

Jer

 

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by Viperoni » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:53 pm
coppertop_01 wrote:Hey rudy, I have the 93 SW1's springs still at the shop, do you want them?

Jer


Yup!
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