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Lowering springs - are these the right ones? by NetCam
Started on: 09-27-2013 11:16 PM
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Last post by: trotterlg on 09-28-2013 07:34 PM
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Report this Post09-27-2013 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looking to lower my '85 GT, and I've been looking around at several places, eBay etc..... Found these that appear to be the kit that will lower the car by .8". Are these the right ones?

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Just put These on mine and they are very nice. Larry
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Report this Post09-28-2013 12:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackEmraldClick Here to Email BlackEmraldSend a Private Message to BlackEmraldEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
X2 on ebiach. I think Fiero Store sells them.
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Originally posted by NetCam:

Found these that appear to be the kit that will lower the car by .8".


I gotta ask... is it really worth the effort and expense to lower a car 3/4 of an inch?

Don't get me wrong, I love a lowered Fiero. My '84 duke has been lowered (about two inches) for the last three years and I'm about to do the same thing to my '88 Formula that I just got.

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Report this Post09-28-2013 11:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't want to lower the car too much, and I figure that the 4/5" will just close the gap slightly between the tires and wheel wells. I don't care much for that 'fenders on top of the tire' look, and would like to still be able to negotiate a speed bump without tearing the undercarriage off my car. I figure for $250 it's worth it.
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Report this Post09-28-2013 11:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for trotterlgClick Here to Email trotterlgSend a Private Message to trotterlgEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If your stock springs have sagged any, you car is probably as low as it will be if you put in the new .8 inch lowering springs, you may even end up with the car higher than it is now. Larry
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Report this Post09-28-2013 07:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by trotterlg:

If your stock springs have sagged any, you car is probably as low as it will be if you put in the new .8 inch lowering springs, you may even end up with the car higher than it is now. Larry


That's a good point I hadn't even thought of! I'm hoping that's not the case, the car does seem to sit pretty high, don't think they've sagged much if any. Hope I at least get some benefit out of them. How do others' (unmodified) compare to mine as far as ride height?

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All the other unmodified ones will look like yours, they have all been sitting on the factory springs for 30 years. Look at a factory book picture to see how it started life. Larry
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