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fe7 conversion?

Postby brilamb2 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:33 pm

does anybody know where i can get a set of FE7 swaybar and endlinks?or is there a difrence between the swaybar on a gt  (30mm)?  Can i just use the fe7 endlinks?  and what brackets will i need?



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Postby Guest » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:58 pm

I think I still have the FE7 swaybar and bolts off my GTZ that mount internally on the crossmember in the rear of the car yet... I'd be glad to get it off my hands unless my dad threw it out...



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Postby Ribz80 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:06 pm

The FE7 front bar is a upgrade to the GT's 30mm solid bar.  Some debate it, but on 3400 auto car that it made it plow more.  But on my GT I did the swap and it was a noticeable improvement.

The bar itself has been discontinued.  The end links I purchased new two years ago, not sure about todays availability.


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Postby backwoodzberetta » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:39 pm

I've got a perfect bar with endlinks and brackets to mount it to the side of the strut.  To converte to fe7 you'd need the bar along with the springs.  If you have a base.


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Postby bonecrrusher » Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:40 am

I still have a couple sets of Polyurethane mounts for the FE7 bar available. PM me if your interested.

Ribz you find the 90* grease fittings? If not I would try your local ace hardware store.


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Postby brilamb2 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:41 pm

i have a gt, what springs are you referring to?  suspension springs, or do they mount to the sway bar



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Postby Ribz80 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:23 pm

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I still have a couple sets of Polyurethane mounts for the FE7 bar available. PM me if your interested.

Ribz you find the 90* grease fittings? If not I would try your local ace hardware store.

I dont even have them on yet, too many other projects to finish


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Postby backwoodzberetta » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:51 pm

Coil springs.  I think that the fe3 and fe7 springs are a little different but I'm not one hundred percent sure.


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Postby Ribz80 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:54 pm

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Coil springs.  I think that the fe3 and fe7 springs are a little different but I'm not one hundred percent sure.

Fe7 springs are about .5" lower and are more of a performance spring than the Fe3.


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Postby Jeff P » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:50 am

The FE7 front springs are supposedly 10% softer than the FE3 front springs (which ride more harshly).  I had some springs from a '91 GTZ and they had the same part numbers and spring codes as my '89 GT, so who knows...The FE7 front swaybar will give you a nicer ride IMO than the FE3 front swaybar because it is mounted to the struts instead of the control arms.

Edit:  And yes, the endlinks are still available from GM if you don't go for bonecrrusher's polyurethane endlinks (which I think you should :;): ).






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Postby bonecrrusher » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:04 pm

Correction, I sell FE7 Poly MOUNTS for the swaybar, the endlinks themselves connect to the strut brace.

I still have sets available in Black and Red.


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Postby brilamb2 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:44 pm

well whoever has whatever, let me know some prices, and shipping to 48506, also does the swaybar still mount to the same loc. as my fe3, and waht size bar is the sway bar itself, i work at autozone and get a fairly good discoun oin instock items, poly bar mounts being one of them.



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Postby Jeff P » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:08 am

Yes, the FE7 swaybar mounts to the same part of the suspension supports as your FE3 swaybar (and that's where the mounts that bonecrrusher sells go).  The endlinks, as I mentioned above, mount to the struts.   1990/91 endlinks use a removable bracket, 1992/93 endlinks use a bracket that is welded to the strut.


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