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Where to buy Springs? by Steve25
Started on: 10-04-2007 08:59 PM
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The Koni's are ordered, actually on back order at SHOX.COM, I figure I'll get them around the 15th. So now the question is springs. I'd like to lower an inch and I like to drive some but not racing or on a track, just twisty roads, on and off ramps, corners, that kind of thing. So I'm thinking that coilovers might be overkill and that progressive rate springs about an inch lower in the stock position should do the trick.

The shocks\struts now are completely toast. Probably original equipment. Other than that the suspension is sound, ball joints have been replaced.

Future improvement plans are to upgrade to poly wherever possible, upgrade to 225/45/17 tires and 17 X 7" wheels and maybe up the sway bars.

I'd appreciate any comments or questions and suggestions also where to buy springs. I've looked at the ones listed at The fiero store and they seem to fit the bill but I am a bit concerned because I don't know who makes them.

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Steve@88GT.com

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Eibach makes some great ones. Here is a set that lowers the car .8 inches

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...dZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V
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Originally posted by Steve25:

The Koni's are ordered, actually on back order at SHOX.COM, I figure I'll get them around the 15th. So now the question is springs. I'd like to lower an inch and I like to drive some but not racing or on a track, just twisty roads, on and off ramps, corners, that kind of thing. So I'm thinking that coilovers might be overkill and that progressive rate springs about an inch lower in the stock position should do the trick.

The shocks\struts now are completely toast. Probably original equipment. Other than that the suspension is sound, ball joints have been replaced.

Future improvement plans are to upgrade to poly wherever possible, upgrade to 225/45/17 tires and 17 X 7" wheels and maybe up the sway bars.

I'd appreciate any comments or questions and suggestions also where to buy springs. I've looked at the ones listed at The fiero store and they seem to fit the bill but I am a bit concerned because I don't know who makes them.

Thanks

Steve@88GT.com




To add to what I.M.S.A. said, I like the Eibach springs too.

I do highly recommend one thing. Poly bushings are very inexpensive. I think they're like 40 for the set or something. If you're going to go through the trouble of removing the strut in the rear, you might as well take care of the poly bushings now. You'll save yourself the additional labor cost, as well as needing to do an alignment all over again. Even if you're doing the labor yourself, it'll save you lots of time.

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Eibach makes some great ones. Here is a set that lowers the car .8 inches

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...dZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V



If only it were that easy. :-) The set in the link is for 84 to 87. I have an 88.
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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:
To add to what I.M.S.A. said, I like the Eibach springs too.

I do highly recommend one thing. Poly bushings are very inexpensive. I think they're like 40 for the set or something. If you're going to go through the trouble of removing the strut in the rear, you might as well take care of the poly bushings now. You'll save yourself the additional labor cost, as well as needing to do an alignment all over again. Even if you're doing the labor yourself, it'll save you lots of time.




I really appreciate the suggestion on doing the urethanes now. Great planning.

I talked to the fiero store today. I am a litle disappointed at what they offer for springs for the 88 GT. They are lowering springs like I want but the fronts are fixed rate which doesn't do it for me, 243 lbs, the rears are at least progressive but they are only 180 to 230 lbs. I reallywant heavier. WCF had no stock replacement offering but they do have the coilovers. Maybe I'm back to that.
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