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Cutting Rear springs to lower by pontiacfierokid1985
Started on: 07-15-2013 03:10 PM
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Last post by: Patrick on 07-16-2013 03:18 PM
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Is it bad to cut the rear springs down i dont want the car to end up like all the ricer's with the ridic camber. I've already installed eibach 1 inch lowering springs in the front so i just wanna drop the rear down the make it level out this a 84-87 fiero gt
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Originally posted by pontiacfierokid1985:

Is it bad to cut the rear springs down... ?


What's your definition of "bad"?

I did it to my '84 that I use for autocrossing. It did the job. The car is lower, it handles fine.

However, when the rear springs are cut, the top of the springs no longer sit in their "hat" properly. The passenger side rear spring of my '84 occasionally makes wierd noises since being cut that I don't like. I'd either buy rear lowering springs or install coil-overs next time.
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The most expert guy I know told me that you cut 1/2 a coil in the back and it works fine with one full coil cut in the front

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I cut 1 coil both front & rear and sat perfect. about an inch lower all around.
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Report this Post07-16-2013 03:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Shouldn't be a surprise, but it's important to note that there are different springs used in Fieros from '84-'88 (including different springs within the same year).

I cut two coils off front and back of my '84 and it sits just right.
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