Suspension & Brakes - SUSPENSION SYSTEM SPECIAL RIDE & HANDLING
04-12-2006, 11:00 PM
rpo code fe4. I searched it and cant find it here. Found in on Lonestar thunder
says "SUSPENSION SYSTEM SPECIAL RIDE & HANDLING"
Is this an upgrade or just junk?
04-13-2006, 07:34 AM
There was a Bilstien package available. I'm not sure if that was it or not. It had Bilstien HD's in the package (I'm not sure if the springs changed or not), it was about $1,200 for the option on the car when new (as I remember). If your shocks are yellow, they are Bilstiens, if they are orange, they are the standard decarbons. I remember that it existed, but I forget the specifics.
04-13-2006, 09:41 AM
they are decarbons. When i was playing google detective I came across this camaroz28.com
1998-2002 Camaro SS and WS6 Trans-Am/Formula came with FE4 suspension. The kicker is 1998-early 2000 models differ greatly from the late 2000-2002 models.
For 1998-early 2000 FE4 it included 1LE springs front and rear, the 1993-1995 1LE deCarbon shocks (1LE rear shocks are the same diameter as the front shocks and are slightly stiffer, I have not figured out if the fronts really differ from regular deCarbons), 1LE rear lower control arms, 1LE pan hard bar, 1LE 32mm front sway-bar and 17x9 wheels with 275/40-17 tires. I am not sure if any of the front suspension received any other 1LE parts other than the front sway bar.
For late 2000-2002 the only differences between FE2 and FE4 are very minor. The only difference is the 1LE 32mm front sway bar and the 17x9 wheels with 275/40-17 tires. Also of note is the fact that GM stiffened up the deCarbons for a firmer ride in 2001 untill the end of production in 2002.
I have been researching this for quite some time. I currently have 02 deCarbon front shocks with 1LE springs (from a 96 WS6 T/A) and stock 02 shocks and springs in the rear of my 2002 Camaro SS. It's amazing how much better the car handles with just the front springs installed. Less roll and the ride is only slight amount stiffer. Hope this helps clear some of the confusion.
Anyone know if this is accurate?
04-25-2006, 07:55 PM
I just found out that the 00' non ws6(FE2) has the same swaybars and endlinks as the WS6(FE4), also for non ws6 to upgrade too ws6 will take front springs only plus all four shocks..rear springs are the same. I called SDPC for this info my my model year.
Also 1LE wasnt an option on the 2000 models for some reason. 98-99 01-02, SLP was the installer for the 01-02 models, 1LE Cars were usually optioned SS's and Firehawks
FE4 aka Heavy Duty Package is the best available for model year '00,
04-28-2006, 07:05 PM
New Data Aquired
04-28-2006, 07:08 PM
05-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Any new info on this?
05-17-2007, 07:17 PM
wow, i learned something new, thanks
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