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Yardley
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PostSubject: What's This?   Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:42 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-1996-Buick-Riviera-Front-Suspension-to-Coil-Springs-Struts-Conversion-Kit-/310789835554?fits=Year%3A1996%7CMake%3ABuick%7CModel%3ARiviera&hash=item485c848b22:g:oCgAAOSwNSxVORu1&vxp=mtr
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PostSubject: Re: What's This?   Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:28 pm

That is called a ready strut. All new coil spring, mounts and strut, all assembled. That way, you don't need a spring compressor to disassemble everything to reuse your coil springs when changing struts. I didn't think they were available for the 95-96. I know I used them on my 98. Got them from rockauto. They were Gabriels.

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PostSubject: Re: What's This?   Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:35 pm

Hard to understand as they call it a conversion kit.
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PostSubject: Re: What's This?   Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:48 am

Yardley wrote:
Hard to understand as they call it a conversion kit.

Probably because they were to replace the active suspension on the Riv's twin, the Aurora.

When I bought my Riv one of the mechanics told me about that--I had no idea what he was talking about and have never seen one (junkyard, dealer lift, owner) on either Riv or Aurora. Might have gone bye-bye like the factory Riv struts, which due to trick valving stiffen up in turns. That fad didn't last.
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