Convert Your Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...
Strutmasters 1986-1990 Buick Electra Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard shocks/struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one air strut.
This Conversion Kit Fits
1986 Buick Electra, 1987 Buick Electra, 1988 Buick Electra, 1989 Buick Electra, 1990 Buick Electra
- Includes Instructions For Disabling The Suspension Warning Light.
- If the suspension warning light is currently on, call 866-597-2397 for more information prior to installation.
- Year: 1985-1990
- Make: Buick
- Model: Electra
- Manufacturer: Strutmasters
- Product Type: Rear Conversion Kit
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
These are the components and materials you can expect to find shipped with your new purchase.
- All Necessary Hardware
- 2 Rear Eibach Springs
- 2 Rear Shock Absorbers
- Detailed Instructions
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Shipped in North Carolina, USA
All of our conversion kits are manufactured, packaged and shipped from our warehouse right here in Roxoboro, NC, USA. We believe in providing the highest quality parts, such as premium springs, to ensure our customers only need to buy the right product once.
Features & Benefits
Strutmasters Conversion Kits Save Money, Time and Headaches
1986-1990 Buick Electra Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (CADR2) is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard.
Our Conversion Kits are built to improve the performance and stability of your ride. Converting to a non-air suspension system gives you a more reliable ride.
Our kits don't require any major modifications to your vehicle to install.
Only Strutmasters offers premium springs on our conversion kits. Notice the difference with a better, smoother ride!
All of our kits come with easy to install instructions so you or your mechanic can get your car up and running faster than ever.
Why Choose Strutmasters Instead Of Those Other Guys
The various components that make up the air suspension system on the 1986-1990 Buick Electra must always work in unison. When one part falls out of sync, the rest follow suit. This reliance is expensive and inefficient. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit permanently eliminates this dependence. The kit, manufactured in America, comes complete with two custom-rated Eibach coil springs and two hydraulic fluid gas-charged struts for the rear of the Electra. Customers appreciate that the kit is installed in about one hour per wheel. Forget the hassles of faulty onboard compressors and level sensors forever! This is a direct replacement- no modifications are needed before the coilover suspension kit is installed. The quality parts are backed by Strutmasters' Lifetime Limited Warranty. Detailed instructions, online installation videos, and technical support from Strutmasters' ASE certified experts help guide a smooth repair. Plus, the low price of the kit is a fraction of the costs of dealership direct replacement and individual aftermarket part replacement.
How Do I know If My Electra Air Suspension is failing?
If the 1986-1990 Buick Electra is unable to maintain the proper ride height, it may have a failed or leaking air suspension system. Look for these classic signs in the Electra that indicate the suspension system is going bad, before it's too late and total failure sets in. A sudden height variance between different sides of the Electra is a major red flag. Typically, the rear end will sag and the front end will remain inflated. This gives the illusion the Electra is “squatting down” in the rear. Some drivers notice a leaning appearance, shifting from one side to the other. Other common signs include an illuminated suspension warning light on the instrument cluster, and an improperly working air compressor. If the air compressor stops working or runs too often, suspension failure will advance. The Electra owner should have any suspension issue fixed as soon as it presents itself.
1986-1990 Buick Electra OEM Replacement Parts:+ SOME PARTS UNAVAILABLE!
After Market Replacement Parts:+ SOME PARTS UNAVAILABLE!
Strutmasters Conversion Kit:+ (2) Rear Hydraulic Fluid Struts
+ (2) New Properly Rated Eibach Coil Springs
+ Detailed installation instructions
+ Over-the-phone technical support
+ Limited Lifetime Warranty =
Our Price: $299.00!
Suspension Components List
The 1986-1990 Buick Electra is built with the following rear suspension components:
1986-1990 Buick Electra Air Struts (x2) - struts that contain an air bladder whose dampening capabilities is controlled by the suspension control module; they serve two purposes. These connect the wheel of a vehicle to the driving surface in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle. They also help maintain the vehicles correct ride height, especially whenever the amount of load put onto the vehicle changes.
1986-1990 Buick Electra Coil Springs (x2) - what we love! Coil springs hold the vehicle up but be careful, they are rated for and designed to work with the rest of the suspension system, so when you change air shocks to passive shocks, then you will need a different rated coil spring that works well with the new type of shocks.
1986-1990 Buick Electra Height Sensors (x2) - a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.
1986-1990 Buick Electra Air Lines - tubes that run from a compressor to the air which carry pressurized air to the air struts in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.
1986-1990 Buick Electra Compressor Assembly - creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.
1986-1990 Buick Electra Dryer - prevents moisture build-up inside of air suspension parts.
1986-1990 Buick Electra Suspension Control Module - a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicleâs correct ride height.
1986-1990 Buick Electra O-rings - Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
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Real Customers, Real Reviews
Read reviews from people just like you looking for the perfect solution for their suspension needs.
I ordered the conversion kit for the rear air shocks on my 1999 Lesabre and was very pleased with the product, ease of installation (they even sent detailed instructions) and the customer service from Jennifer. She even sent a Thank You card after my purchase. I forgot what the car was supposed to ride like….Thank you Strutmasters!
Installation was simple and the instructions were easy to follow we will definitely use you again.
“My brother and I just did this conversion of my ’96 Buick Park Avenue Ultra. The parts supplied are all top notch. I’m very happy with the components shipped to me. But on that year and model car there are a few things you need to know. First, your best bet is to have access to a car lift and a 4′ tall screw-jack stand. Also a center pull spring compressor is a must!!!! If you have these three things, the job is a breeze. It took us an hour and a half to do the drivers side. Once we had everything figured out the passenger side took 30 minutes flat. Note, you cannot access both of the upper shock mounting nuts from the trunk of the car. You have to pull the rear seat out of the car to access the farthest forward nut Pull the base of the rear seat, then pull the back of the seat out of the car. There’s an access hole covered with insulation rubber on the far left and far right. You’ll see what I mean when you pull the seat. Also you will need to have the camber of the rear tires adjusted upon completion of installation. Inspect your ball joints while you have the rear suspension disassembled too. Once you’re that far into it, it only makes sense to handle everything else at the same time.”
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Yes sir, I’m very happy with the performance of that product. Thanks again.
I purchased regular air struts about two months ago, not realizing that the suspension air compressor had went bad. So there went $300+ flushed down the toilet. Did some searching and found STRUTMASTERS and thats all it took and the problem was solved, not “Ever” having to worry about a expensive Air suspension kit again. My 99′ “Bonne” sits higher in the rear and handles better Thanks to STRUTMASTERS, I’d recommend them to any1 who has the same or equilvelent problems with your vehicle. I have pics of before & after but can’t post them, take my word purchase them and notice the time, money and headaches you’ll save getting them. Purchased in April 2011.
Repairing the rear Dynaride (air suspension) requires a position sensor ($460, if you can find it), compressor and air shocks. Total cost about $1300. Can’t use standard shocks, as springs are not stiff enough and will bottom out with rear seat passengers. The Strutmaster conversion has extra springs and works fine for about 1/3 the cost.
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