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Old 11-12-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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hey new here to saturns i got this car for a daily driver caus it was free and gets good gas milage then the tranny blew and the lotor was smoking so i did a twin cam swap and then i just did a custom turbo setup and now want to get some suspension stuff like strut bars sway bars and lowering coils and new struts and want to know what you guys have on your car what brands and how they handle thanks

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Old 11-12-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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Could you rewrite that. Periods are your friend. I gave up after the first line.

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Old 11-12-2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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The DOHC cars had upgraded suspensions as far as sway bars go. Larger up front, and the SOHC cars, don't have one at all out back. Otherwise, the suspensions are pretty much the same on all the cars fom '91-'02.

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:30 PM   #4
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sorry. I want to know what people have done suspension wise to ther car. And how they handel with the upgrades. So the twin cams have a rear sway bar?

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:44 PM   #5
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A good setup is KYB struts and Eibach springs. Firms up the suspension but is still smooth enough for a daily driver. $20 strut bar off of ebay, some say that it does not help very much. But it does look neat.

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:48 PM   #6
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the suspension is the same on all S-Series (1991-2002). the twin cams had a bigger front sway bar and a rear sway bar. the single cams had a smaller front sway bar and no rear sway bar. the struts and springs are the same.

an excellent upgrade to the suspension would be KYB GR-2 struts and Eibach Pro-Kits springs that will lower the car without being so stiff that the ride beats you up over rough roads. a strut tower brace on the front helps.

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Old 11-12-2006, 10:23 PM   #7
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so can i throw on a rear sway bar from a twin cam? and if so what needs to be done to do that?

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Old 11-12-2006, 10:28 PM   #8
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so can i throw on a rear sway bar from a twin cam? and if so what needs to be done to do that?
No, the plates where they bolt-up are missing, but if you can weld them on, or get the whole rear section and put it on, that would work, but you can't just bolt on on if it's not there. I've got the Eibach Pro-Kit, but just the stock shocks.

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Old 11-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #9
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oh so i need to feb up some mounts and brackets for it then, sweet i have a weekend project thanks

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Old 11-13-2006, 02:54 AM   #10
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dont forget to get the front sway bar from a dohc as well, its larger than whats on the sohc.

also u can get front strut bars on ebay for as little as $24 shiped, just get one thats solid, not with a bunch of holes in it. u dont really need a rear strut bar unless u are racing or have a wagon, since theres an accesory tray on the coupes and sedans u wont notice it unless ur racing.

kyb struts are pretty much ur only option in struts, and ur only good choices in springs are ebach or H&R sport. ebach for the street or H&R for race. they both drop about 1.3". if u wanna go lower than that u can but u will start having axle and cv problems.


i have stock front and rear sway bars and front and rear strut bars right now... if u wanna no how good that handles then...
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hey new here to saturns i got this car for a daily driver caus it was free and gets good gas milage then the tranny blew and the lotor was smoking so i did a twin cam swap and then i just did a custom turbo setup and now want to get some suspension stuff like strut bars sway bars and lowering coils and new struts and want to know what you guys have on your car what brands and how they handle thanks
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