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Any pictures of 88 lowered with springs + rodney balljoints? by Xanth
Started on: 04-21-2011 07:42 PM
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Report this Post04-21-2011 07:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XanthClick Here to visit Xanth's HomePageSend a Private Message to XanthDirect Link to This Post
Turns out I need to replace some front end components I hadn't originally planned on, FieroStore lowering springs are definitely in the plan. I am now considering some additional drop with Rodney's balljoints since the 88 sits kind of high in the front anyway.

does anyone have pictures of such a combination, lowering springs with either the 1/2 or 1 inch lowering joints?
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Report this Post04-21-2011 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rick 88Send a Private Message to Rick 88Direct Link to This Post
I lowered the front of my 88 Mera with 1 inch lowering ball joints. I tried it also with a stock front spring with one coil removed. It was too low, and the car did not ride well so I installed the stock height springs again and I am very happy with the look. No pics yet, but the Mera wheel opening is larger than the fiero one. I can't say it would look similar to a stock GT with the lowering ball joint.

You might be ok with the 1/2 in lowering ball joint and shorter spring.

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Report this Post04-21-2011 09:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for falcon_caClick Here to Email falcon_caSend a Private Message to falcon_caDirect Link to This Post
Formula with 1 inch Rodney's Balljoints. Rear is adjustable coil-over and have been lowered since that picture,

Rodney did not recommand to go lower with his balljoints installed.

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Report this Post04-21-2011 09:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joshua riedlSend a Private Message to joshua riedlDirect Link to This Post

both cars on the left have 1inch lowering balljoints and but springs. Both are 88's
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Report this Post04-21-2011 10:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tom SlickClick Here to Email Tom SlickSend a Private Message to Tom SlickDirect Link to This Post
i have three '88 lowered Fieros.
1. unknown lowering springs with 1" RD BJ.


2. eibach springs with 1/2 RD BJ


3. just FS lowering springs.
no pic as i just did the swap last week.

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Report this Post04-22-2011 02:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
My Formula has WCF springs and Rodney Dickmans 1' lower ball joints..

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Report this Post04-22-2011 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XanthClick Here to visit Xanth's HomePageSend a Private Message to XanthDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for everyone's input

Now I have a much better idea of what I'll be looking at with my setup.

Edit: Just remembered a related note, how much, if at all, should I be trimming down the bumpstops?

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Report this Post04-24-2011 11:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoDirect Link to This Post
I have a HTMotorsports drop suspension kit with their 1"drop spindles. I'm sure it'll be close to Rodneys. I like rodney's quality. I have several things from him like the stainless vacuum set and the adjustable dog bone.



I don't think the picture came through. Here's the link and I'll fix it later

http://m.flickr.com/#/photo...2566@N04/4836998772/

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Report this Post04-25-2011 01:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 1988holleyformulaSend a Private Message to 1988holleyformulaDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

My Formula has WCF springs and Rodney Dickmans 1' lower ball joints..


That's a good shot PK! You should look into removing those decals, maybe add a black stock Formula decal. Just an opinion.
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Report this Post04-25-2011 01:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:


That's a good shot PK! You should look into removing those decals, maybe add a black stock Formula decal. Just an opinion.


funny you should mention the formula on the side... that is actuley not a decal. when the car was painted a stencle was put over a part of the original paint job and painted over leaving the Formula in red on it.. its a bit of an abstract torn appart font and up close it looks pretty cool. the other one is a JM fab decal which also looks pretty cool in person.

I should add more.... adds 5 horse power

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Report this Post04-25-2011 09:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rick 88Send a Private Message to Rick 88Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

My Formula has WCF springs and Rodney Dickmans 1' lower ball joints..



Do your front tires touch on large bumps? When my Mera was that low I could not clear most speed bumps so I just stayed with the 1 in. lowering ball joint only.

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