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Stock Fiero GT ride height? by pHoOl
Started on: 05-13-2018 02:49 PM
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I pulled mine out of winter storage and I'm getting it ready for spring. Anyway, I was looking at it, and thought it looked like it was sitting a little bit taller than I remembered. Middle of the GT nose, I'm seeing about 9.25" to the bottom of the front edge. Side ground effects is 6.75"

Does that sound about right? Current one is an 86GT with KYBs and Fiero Store front and rear swaybars... my memory is telling me my 88GT I had in college (15+ years ago) was lower, but could just be my memory getting old.
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Not sure what the height is on them but they are jacked up from the factory. You can just look at the pictures of them to see that. ha
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Adding gas shocks to my car raised it from the stock height. Maybe seeing yours after a long break reminds you of the original stance?
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It’s the weirdest thing. I have three Fiero’s at my household. The ‘85 GT sits pretty even. The ‘86 GT sits very high in the back. My ‘88 sits way to high in the front and is lower in the rear than the other two. No suspension mods or changed out springs on any of them. I suspect spring “sag” has a lot to do with all this varying ride heights.
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The 88 sat higher in the front, GMs response to people scraping the nose on curbs....
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Report this Post05-15-2018 02:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
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65mm is 2.55" in the middle of the pic, where id think it would be the bottom of ground effect measurement where i had 6.75". Tgat doesnt seem quite right. It it was that low, id think any roadkill would wreck ya
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Report this Post05-15-2018 07:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The SM chart doesn't go off of ground level, it goes off a datum line; i.e., the base plate of a frame straightening machine.

I have a drawing of my 86 SE showing stock and lowered dimensions, I can't find it, but IIRC, your measurements are not too far different than my stock height dimensions.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:
The SM chart doesn't go off of ground level, it goes off a datum line; i.e., the base plate of a frame straightening machine.
Yes, sorry didn't put that in above. Was checking same data applies to 88.
Add X inches(mm) to datum line for ride height on level surface.
Help a lot when trying to find problems like drop in front or rear for any reason.
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