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    Best opions for base FE1 Strut/tire replacement on a 2004 Seville

    Hey guys,

    the work Continues! I got my leaky sunroof sorted and placed my brake lines. Everything is really starting to come together. So for my next Step I would Like to focus on my suspension and tires.

    Tires:

    Basically I have narrowed it down to just these

    Good year Assurance TripleTred All-Season

    I have used them on other cars before and really enjoyed them, I believe they will make a good choice for my SLS as well. But I'm def open if any one else has any other good recommendations for a decent all weather, with good snow focus. I found these to be enjoyable and exceed my requirements for dry, as well as wet and snow. they are a tad noisy but I can over look that for their offered performance in less than optimal conditions

    now on to the sketchy area Front struts!

    Now I see monroa offers the the 171864 Sensa-Trac®: Struts for these cars, I have also been thinking about replacing my springs. Now My car only has 89k and change at the moment but I would like to change out the struts and springs as she feels extra floaty. it doesn;t help that she currently rides on some well worn general POS tires. they wonder and due to wear also vibrate a bit. but besides the wondering and the shaking the front end just feels a bit too floaty and bobs about too much for my tatse. I have owned other SLS's with base FE1 setup and I swear this just feels extra soft. in some searching I came across these on amazon via this Monroe 171685 Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
    I have seen reviews for Devilles but I was wondering if these work with a Seville and if they do work how is the ride? seems to be split 50/50 between just right and too hard. I'd like to curb the extra floaty aspect but not turn it into a rock hard drive at the same time. so advice would be great here.

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    The quick strut assembly will ride just like the originals did when they were new. Really can't go wrong with Monroe.

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    Re: Best opions for base FE1 Strut/tire replacement on a 2004 Seville

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    The quick strut assembly will ride just like the originals did when they were new. Really can't go wrong with Monroe.
    thats generally how I feel too, but I was suprised to see soo many people bitching about "truck like, or rides like a tank, too harsh" ride after upgrade, and I was like HUH? sure the spring is a tad bigger but I doubt it could be that hard, I just assume they are too use to worn out equipment. I was a soft but not mushy, bouncey, floaty ride.

    edit: Also thanks a ton on the sun roof issue. It's fixed! there was a leaf covering my drain. hahaha

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    Re: Best opions for base FE1 Strut/tire replacement on a 2004 Seville

    Hmm, so I'm not sure if the Monroe 171685 Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly is gonna fit. I thought maybe the 171685 was just the 171684 with the quick assembly, but further research shows the 171685 and 171684 are not the same thing.. Input any one?

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    Re: Best opions for base FE1 Strut/tire replacement on a 2004 Seville

    Now I see monroa offers the the 171864 Sensa-Trac®: Struts for these cars,
    like I stated in the PM sent by the OP -

    Monroe does not make a 171684 Quick Strut -

    the 171685 QUICK STRUT is for the 2000 to 2005 DEVILLE -
    and will NOT work on a SEVILLE -

    Monroe does not make a Quick Strut for the SEVILLE -
    the correct strut would be Monroe 71684 -

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    I have also been thinking about replacing my springs
    I would recommend the MOOG 60230 for the front -

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    Re: Best opions for base FE1 Strut/tire replacement on a 2004 Seville

    bingo, thanks again dude. any thoughts on tires?

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    Re: Best opions for base FE1 Strut/tire replacement on a 2004 Seville

    Quote Originally Posted by itschrome View Post
    bingo, thanks again dude. any thoughts on tires?
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    the "BEST" tire is the one that best suits your needs -

    it depends on several factors -

    where you do most of your driving -
    snow/ice/rain/dry -

    the type of driving you do most -
    high speed - or just around town -

    next factor is your budget -

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    I had Yokohama TRZ on my 03 SLS -
    qiuet - good ride - great traction on adverse road conditions -

    Cooper - BFGoodrich - and of course Michelin -are all good -

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    I'm happy with my Cooper CS4s.

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