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Thread: Differences between 95 and 96 Deville front suspensions

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    Differences between 95 and 96 Deville front suspensions

    What, if any differences, are there between the 2 years. Do the sway bars attach in the same spot? Maybe a better question would be has anyone used ac/delco 580-2 struts on a 96 Deville? Thanks bob

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    Re: Differences between 95 and 96 Deville front suspensions

    anybody have any comments on this? If I look up front struts for a 96 deville my only options are the actives, if i change it to a 95, I see passive. The 95 had the 4.9, the 96 has the n* . There has got to be somebody out there who has replaced struts on a 96 deville and used struts besides the oem, arnotts or boston. please help with part numbers. thanks

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    Re: Differences between 95 and 96 Deville front suspensions

    If you are looking for passive replacement systems check out Arnott, Boston suspension, Strutmasters, and Monroe.

    Keep in mind that the electronics that they supply will probably not fool your RSS system. If you reuse the dampering valves off of your old shocks and struts, they will serve the purpose much better than the supplied electrics.

    If they don't supply electronics, they will probably give you directions on how to disable RSS to keep the SRC (Service Ride Control) message from coming up. I personally dislike this method because nobody is sure if it can be reversed, in case you want to switch back to OEM in the future.

    The 4.9 liter engine has a slightly different RSS system than the n* RSS system. If you buy the passive shocks/struts for a 4.9 liter caddy they will give you a resistor to wire up in place of the dampering valve to trick the RSS module into thinking that the OEM shocks/struts are still being used. The resistor will NOT work on the n* RSS system. This is because the n*'s RSS module does not measure the resistance through those wires anymore. Instead, it measures the inductive frequency from the valves. So they would have to supply an inductive coil in order to trick your RSS module.

    I thought they did the switch from the 4.9 to the 4.6n* in 93 though.
    I have a 94 eldo n* with passive shocks and struts on it right now.

    Hope this helps.

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