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350 lb coilovers? by 1985FieroGT
Started on: 03-24-2004 12:26 PM
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Last post by: hugh on 03-24-2004 10:40 PM
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Report this Post03-24-2004 12:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1985FieroGTClick Here to Email 1985FieroGTSend a Private Message to 1985FieroGTDirect Link to This Post
I understand 350 lb springs will give a harder ride, but would they be good with a v6? I want a firm suspension setup, and found some 350 lb springs. I got my ideas from fierohoho's thread about building cheap coilovers.
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Report this Post03-24-2004 05:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Zoom88Click Here to visit Zoom88's HomePageClick Here to Email Zoom88Send a Private Message to Zoom88Direct Link to This Post
That is what I have on my rear Coil overs with the stock V6 on my 88.
They are stiff but I personally like them. Car handles well and ride is very good on decent roads.
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Report this Post03-24-2004 05:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for The AuraClick Here to Email The AuraSend a Private Message to The AuraDirect Link to This Post
I have the 350lb springs from held on the rear.
Mid-engined handling dynamics dictate a higher spring rate for the rear for optimum handling.
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Report this Post03-24-2004 06:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hughClick Here to Email hughSend a Private Message to hughDirect Link to This Post
I have 375lb. springs on my 88GT with a 3800SC and a 4T60E trans.The car rides a little stiff,but it's ok.1.75 60 ft time with tires that are not good for traction.I believe the springs had a lot to do with my 60 ft times.the car weighs 3160 with 1280 lbs on the front and 1880 on the rear.

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Report this Post03-24-2004 07:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for iced_theaterClick Here to Email iced_theaterSend a Private Message to iced_theaterDirect Link to This Post
Your car weighs 3160 :O.....How in the world did yours get so heavy? I see that the auto helped along with the engine, is that all that's been changed on your car? I'm looking for lightweight for my car, I'm hoping to keep it right at the 2500 it weighs now, or less if possible with a engine swap.

 
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I have 375lb. springs on my 88GT with a 3800SC and a 4T60E trans.The car rides a little stiff,but it's ok.1.75 60 ft time with tires that are not good for traction.I believe the springs had a lot to do with my 60 ft times.the car weighs 3160 with 1280 lbs on the front and 1880 on the rear.

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Report this Post03-24-2004 10:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1985FieroGTClick Here to Email 1985FieroGTSend a Private Message to 1985FieroGTDirect Link to This Post
Alright, thanks everybody! +'s for all
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Report this Post03-24-2004 10:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hughClick Here to Email hughSend a Private Message to hughDirect Link to This Post
I had the car weighed on a commercial scale that is used to weigh trucks.I assume it is reasonably accurate.It is the car in my signature.
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