My experience is the lower the ride height the less forgiveness going in driveways and the like
Same here, but then I don't live in the big city anymore but driveways do tend to do a number on frt spoilers as well as rockers. Then there is always the pot hole to remember, I think the standard height is still to low for anywhere but the race track.
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Trying to decide the best rise height, what I had was too low for Miami streets and I ended up cracking my rockers...
After some tinkering, this is what I have now:
[B]Originally posted by yellowstone:[/B I think the rear has to come down again a bit - what do you think?
You asked, so what I think is that it might be more prudent to...
EITHER raise the front to eliminate the rake, presumably lowering the risk of cracked rocker panels,
OR leave the front and the rear alone --- IF you already know your Fiero's current set-up, which you've photographed above, won't end up cracking your Fiero's rocker panels (as you reported having experienced with an earlier set-up on your Fiero).
IMHO it looks great the way it sits. I'm about to adjust my rear coil overs to lower the rear end. I will shoot to get mine about where yours is sitting.
This past weekend I adjusted my rear coilovers down about an inch for the rear ride height. The front end of my car sits a little higher than yours, but I kept about the same front/rear rake as yours in the photos. Looks great. It took me about twice as long to realign the rear suspension as it did to adjust the coilovers. PITA getting at the rear strut cam bolts with 17" wheels.
Raise the front, a good hard deflection from a big pot hole can take out a front fender if the wheel is deflected hard enough. It happened to me with stock ride height and wheels, the fender split just aft of center of the wheel.