Buick Park Avenue Suspension Parts and Air Suspension Conversion Kit Reviews - Strutmasters
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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.”
WELD STUDS. Install went smooth until I went to use the new(that was told to use in instructions) nuts on the shock mounts. Well the studs spun when the lock nuts were going on. TWO AND A HALF HOURS LATER had to use bolt extractor and nut and bolt shock mount in. STRUTMASTERS CAN YOU TACK WIELD THE DAM STUDS IN BECAUSE THE PRESS IN ONES DON’T HOLD WITH NEW LOCKING NUTS! Would be a 5 star review if not for mount trouble, ride is great. If you would like to avoid 2 and 1/2 wasted hours of time(one side thankfully) weld the studs fast to the mount.
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.
Everything was just as described and installation was easy. My son and Lou Santiago are friends and Lou suggested your products.
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.
Thank you for the great product!
Just wanted to let you know that ordering was very simple and I appreciated the help with ordering the right part for my car. I have already installed the airlift 1000 and it works great. Very easy to install also. My vehicle carrys alot of weight. I will let you know if I have any problems. I do not anticipate any. Thanks again