What the title says. What is different about 1988 four cylinder fiero suspension compared to a GT? I know it's not anything like WS6, but what are the differences say between a 87 four cylinder and a 88? There a 88 four banger near me in good condition with the options I want (roll up windows, manual mirrors, manual locks, hardtop.)
Pretty much I'm asking how different the 88 four cylinder suspension is up front? I know you can put 88 suspension in the 84-87's in the rear if you have a cradle. I just want to know if it's a better platform to build on for handling than lets say getting a 1985 SE with all the options I want. Never been in a 88 so I don't know the difference.
The 88 four cylinder cars have the same suspension as the V6 cars front and rear, with the exception that the V6 cars have a rear sway bar that the four cylinder cars don't. It can be added on. There are minor differences in bushing stiffnesses as well, but by now that won't matter since the original bushings are going to be worn out.
Edit to add: The '88 four cylinder platform is a better starting point than an earlier car even if the earlier car had a V6, in my opinion.
[This message has been edited by Bloozberry (edited 08-04-2014).]
All 88's have the same front and rear suspensions except for different spring rates for v6 and 4 cylinder models. Virtually nothing interchanges with 84-87 models, front or rear. Forgot to add that 88 V6 has rear sway bar, Dukes didnt get that
[This message has been edited by TONY_C (edited 08-04-2014).]
88 Dukes came with 14" wheels just like earlier years, with the same offset. However, since they have the same front suspension as the V6 models, the front wheels "stick out" from the fenders more than other years.