Mileage? Which struts mounts are the replacements? Why replace the springs? Plan on installing the FE2 rear shocks in the stash or going with Pedders shocks?
112,000 miles. I replaced the upper mounts with Moog which are probably not much better than stock. I was thinking of at least replacing the rear springs as the rear seems to sit a little low to me. Not sure if I'm going to go with the FE2s or Pedders. I was hoping to get some feedback on Pedders.Mileage? Which struts mounts are the replacements? Why replace the springs? Plan on installing the FE2 rear shocks in the stash or going with Pedders shocks?
If you got the 2011 ones they are more harsh than the 2012 and up. I have the later ones and I'd say it took around 500 miles or so to break in and I've been happy with them since.My stock 09 GXP rear looked like it was dropped/lowered. I replaced the shocks and the rear shock mount insulators. Ride height is now back to where it used to be. I replaced the rear shocks and front struts using the 2011-2013 Caprice PPV parts. This was about a month ago. At this time, I despise/hate how harsh the ride is. I've read it takes some time to break in. I'm going to give it about 1000 miles. I don't see it happening cause it is rough/bouncy on every small bumps. I literally lift my back off the seat when driving so I won't feel all the bumps.
I appreciate the input, thanks! No lowering springs for me. I work on lowered vehicles all the time and in general, they ride like **** and for a guy my age(57 next month), harder to work on. The roads are 3rd world country at best and lowered practically pulls you into every crack and crevice there is. Same with lifted trucks but that's another story.Hey RockinlesPaul - as per your request for input on Pedders, I did a partial suspension upgrade two years ago and added Pedders SportsRyder struts, shocks and lowering springs. As the roads sound like a bombed-out airstrip in your location, I would definitely stay away from the lowering springs as you indicated. As for the Pedders struts & shocks, the SportsRyder setup is firm, but not overly harsh. If I had to do it over again (and I might), I would go with the OE height vs the super lowering springs. Lastly, there used to be a Comfort Gas option from Pedders that was a bit softer setup than the SportsRyder series - so might be something else to check out to make your MI roads a bit more drivable.
I seriously don't have the patience or experience in doing interior trim stuff. I would be afraid to bend the substrate and mess it all up. Not crazy about shelling out 6 bills for that but whatever. It's only money...right?Local shop replaced the headliner in a completely different vehicle for $150. Sorta kind of wonder the charge a G8. Realistically, may never know. Recall at least two members doing it themselves if such is feasible.
Just googling looking for headliner replacement near me. They are a full service upholstery shop. He said they have done a few G8s recently.Good deal as that's a more reasonable price. How did you come across the shop?