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I had a 2000 Base model with the 16-inch wheels. Somewhere around the 200K miles point I had the original suspension swapped out entirely and replaced with a new Aero suspension consisting of the stiffer springs, revised shocks and stiffer sway bars, eEuro sold conversion kits to do this.
I was very impressed with the revised suspension, realizing I went from an old worn out base suspension, and I still had the 16-inch wheels with taller sidewall tires.
My '08 9-5 is an Aero and I never found the suspension to be too harsh, even after initial purchase when it had only 33K miles.
But compared to my '79 TransAm equipped with the WS6 option which replaced all rubber in the suspension with nylon pieces from the factory - nothing is harsh!
From a Hot Rod article;
....Further camshaft timing and exhaust revisions gave the T/A 6.6 a boost to 220 hp for the ’78 model year. To increase the Trans Am’s performance prowess even more, Pontiac released the WS6 Suspension Package that same year, which included specific springs and shock absorbers, stiffer suspension bushings, a constant-ratio steering box, a larger rear sway bar, and 15×8-inch aluminum Snowflake wheels. Together, these packages took the Trans Am from what many already considered an excellent performer to exceptional, propelling it toward supercar status......
I wouldn't say it was super car status, but it got up and went pretty impressively. Freeway exit ramps could be taken at twice the posted speed limit easily, the clutch could bring tears to your eyes at a RR Crossing if the train was long, and even the little rubber highway expansion joints on expressways would cause you to wince in anticipation knowing the jolt which followed.
->Posting last edited on Tue, 14 May 2019 07:55:02.
2008 9-5 Aero Sedan
2006 9-3SC 2.0T
2000 Viggen Convertible
2000 9-5lpt Sedan, sold at 318K miles
Posts in this Thread:
- How does the aero ride?, adl6009 , Mon, 13 May 2019 16:10:16
- Moot question now, adl6009 , Tue, 14 May 2019 11:25:37
- Re: How does the aero ride?, S-Works, Tue, 14 May 2019 08:45:59
- I like the Aero ride, MI-Roger , Tue, 14 May 2019 07:47:28 <-- Viewing This Message
- Too harsh for me, SWEDECAR , Tue, 14 May 2019 07:33:01
- Re: How does the aero ride?, Name Left Blank, Mon, 13 May 2019 23:25:33
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