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Old 11-06-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Suspension

Just a quick question. I am curious as to what's the difference between the suspensions of the 4 and V6.

The V6 has a "sports" suspension, but I don't recall ever seeing what makes it sportier. Different spring rates, etc.?

Also, with the heaver engine, does it in actuality pretty well even out? I never did test drive the V6, so I do not have anything to compare my LW200 to.

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:45 PM   #2
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The LS2 / L300 supposedly have tighter spring rates. The 2000 LS2 having the tighest, and each year they get softer.

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Old 11-06-2003, 06:10 PM   #3
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Are they interchangeable?
(between 4 & 6 cyl.)

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Old 11-06-2003, 07:19 PM   #4
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Mine (2000 LS2) are really stiff. I can feel every little ripple in the road. Corners great!

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Old 11-07-2003, 10:22 AM   #5
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L300 uses different springs (i.e. higher rates), strut valving, dampning. Also has a slightly different ride height.

I'm sure the suspension between the two cars can be exchanged.

Everything has become alot 'softer' since the release in 2000.

The 2000 LS2 was close to the original Vectra tuning, but since many complained about the ride, Saturn has since softened things up a bit.

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Old 11-07-2003, 12:11 PM   #6
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Socketz, thanks for the info. Here's the plan for 2006 or so.

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