I just recently got my fiero back after getting a newer 2.8 swapped into it. My suspension is horrible. I have new shocks/struts, and I purchased Intrax springs to give it the lower stance. How hard is it to change out the springs on my fiero? Havent changed springs before, anybody have any tips, or maybe a quick how to? Any replies welcome. Thanks Zach
May 10th, 2008
Posts: 13353 From: kansas city, mo Registered: Jul 2002
I have done this. I discovered that when you remove the rear struts, there is no compression on the springs. You can check this by jacking up the car and see if you can rotate the springs. I had a friend helping me when we did mine. We removed the nut from the top without the need of a spring compressor.
As for the fronts, they are a little harder. You have to remove the spindles, push the A-arm all the way down, sit infront of the spring, put your foot on the arm down to push it a little farther to get the spring to "pop" out. It wont fly anywhere or anything it will just snap a little bit.
The lowering springs go in easier. The fronts still need that little foot help.
Just for saftey when replacing the rear springs do compress the springs. Often they are old and the struts are old and the compression is not much but if it is a lot they will come off with some force.