Originally Posted by snochick
Also keep in mind if you're looking at '97 there were a few issues with that one as it was first year run with coils. One problem in particular is they were letting the front coils "jump" out of their proper location at full flex. There was a fix for this with a retainer of some sort. It's been a long time so I can't remember all the details. Something to look into though.
We just put a BB on a 97. It only had one coil retainer on the right side. Rusted in place it, we cut it out. Ready to do the same on the other side but there was no retainer... Weird.