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FE2 Suspention kit question

batemada

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I have noticed that My 1998 VT Wagon is very rough when driving, as in yiu can feel every bumb in the road and it has gotten worse since changing from Holden 15 inch Alloys to some ROH international 17 inch mags. :yeah:

I took it into a holden dealership to have the 120000 kms service reminder reset and mentioned the rough ride so he had a quick look and told me that i have got FE2 suspention installed on the car and this is why the car shakes with every bump in the road.

The car has nott been lowered and wont be due to the heavy loads i occasionaly carry in it.

Is there any way i can confirm if i have FE2 suspention in the car and if i do is there any way to make it a bit softer so driving wont be so bone jarring.

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Is there any way i can confirm if i have FE2 suspention in the car and if i do is there any way to make it a bit softer so driving wont be so bone jarring.

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yep, lift your bonnet, look to your right, there should be a plate there just above the headlight, it has a thing on there..SUSP FE2, well mine does anyway.
hope that helps:thumbsup:
 

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I have just had a look at the plate and it says SUSP: STD, the holden dealer thought that it had been installed by a previous owner, if this is so is there any other way i can find out if i do have FE2?

Is FE2 adjustable?
 

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The strage thing is that my car does not appear to be lowered so i never considered that it may have FE2 suspention.

I will be getting it looked at next week at my local garage and if it does have FE2 i will get it chnaged back to the standard type for commodores becuse the bumps and rattles are that bad.
 

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17 inch wheels will give a rougher ride than 15 inch wheels so changing to standard suspension will help a bit but unless you change back to 15's then the ride won't be quite like stock.
 

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Yeh i realised that changing to 17 would make things a bit rougher but not as bad as it is, i have just done 800kms of driving in the last few days and afterwards have got a very sore back from all the shaking experinced over the last few days of open road driving.
 

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Your shocks could be stuffed. Did holden check them?
 
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