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tony t
11-04-2007, 04:09 PM
Hello,i am tring to find out if i could interchange the softer spring rates of the standar SA grand am,Before I got the GT,I had the SA,and I SURE liked the ride,in the other hand,the GTs is way to harsh,I dont know if becouse the struts are all original and have 80 k miles on them, the SA uses rotors in the front but drums in the rear,the GT has rotors in the 4 corners as you know,other than that,Iam wondering if Icould just go to autozone and buy a set with the springs and shock absorver and all,the whole assembly,you know,I really not that inclined anymore for the performance side but more to the comfort,i am in my 50s now and dont drive like I used to if you know w I/ mean thanks!

lironet
11-04-2007, 04:51 PM
I think the SE & GT share the same suspension.

Bryan
11-04-2007, 05:04 PM
^The man speaks the truth.

Jake
11-04-2007, 05:05 PM
Yes they are the same.

Tonyyank
11-04-2007, 05:11 PM
my .02 Yes.

Mike Jung
11-04-2007, 05:15 PM
IMO,

Mostly has more to do with the tires.
SE= 215/60/15" S-speed rated (or 225/50/16" S-speed rated tires)
GT = 225/50/16" V-speed rated tires

Your previous GASE most likely had the 15" wheels & 215/60/15" tires, since you said it had a smoother ride.

AaronGTR
11-04-2007, 07:39 PM
^exactly. It's a difference in tire ride quality. The struts and springs between SE's and GT's were exactly the same. The only difference was SE four cylinders had a smaller rear sway bar than V6 cars.

tony t
11-05-2007, 04:03 PM
YES INDEED! it had the 15 inch rims/tires but,I heard that the spring rates are stiffer for the GT than the SA, thinking of getting new tires soon ,nex year but want to make sure before

Bryan
11-05-2007, 04:22 PM
Just to cleear it up, it's SE not SA. :)

ryanbgb22
11-05-2007, 04:39 PM
Just to cleear it up, it's SE not SA. :)

just to clear up...its clear not "cleear" LOL.

AaronGTR
11-05-2007, 06:29 PM
YES INDEED! it had the 15 inch rims/tires but,I heard that the spring rates are stiffer for the GT than the SA, thinking of getting new tires soon ,nex year but want to make sure before


You heard wrong. ;) The spring rates and struts are exactly the same. They even have the same part numbers and RPO codes. My dad worked at a GM dealership and looked up all this info for me because I wanted to sell off my GT stuff... until I found out there was no point.

tony t
11-06-2007, 06:32 AM
thank you all for all the responses,thanks for the correction in the model letters too great info!

Bryan
11-06-2007, 07:15 AM
No prob, welcome to the site. :wave: