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Need to lower front end '87 thoughts on air struts?? by IanT720
Started on: 04-18-2014 12:00 PM
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Report this Post04-18-2014 12:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IanT720Click Here to Email IanT720Send a Private Message to IanT720Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys I've always hated how high my car rides, especially with the 18's. When I did my 3800sc swap I cut a coil off the rears, and it came out pretty good, however that made the nose even higher! I need got a chance to play with the front end, the car had hidden frame damage... Anyhow I'm transplanting my drive train into an 87 GT I bought, and I want to do the front end right. The car will be a nice weather DD, but daily driver none the less. Also some track days mixed in. I wouldn't say it's a budget build but it's I'm 19 and still have school to pay eventually build aha. A good chunk of the money is headed towards the turbo swap and paint or vinyl wrap. My thoughts were to just cut the fronts, 2 coils? But then with Michigan roads I'm undecided... Option 2 would be 1 coil, and 1" drop BJ.... I'm not talking slammed but I want to be able to fit only a couple fingers in the wheel well. But that is low. So ive heard about using air shocks from the rear of c3-4? Vette's, just to bring the nose up if I have too. Keep in mind I'm building a splitter or chin spoiler too. Spindles are to expensive, and coil overs too. I want a good drop to drive normal, or a way to raise it if I have too. Also alignment concerns? I would need a camber correcting upper BJ right?

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Someone asked the exact same question last month.
Look here for posts: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/068561.html

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Thanks, I've searched around a lot but only found old archive posts, guess I missed it!
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I happen to have air struts on the front of my 87 Mera but installed them for the exact opposite reason that you specified. I initially used a Fiero Store lowering kit on my vehicle and that resulted in scraping the bottom of the car just to get out of my driveways, some filling stations, and other uneven surfaces. I now use my air struts to raise the vehicle when necessary and avoid undercarriage damage.

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Originally posted by hnthomps:

I happen to have air struts on the front of my 87 Mera but installed them for the exact opposite reason that you specified. I initially used a Fiero Store lowering kit on my vehicle and that resulted in scraping the bottom of the car just to get out of my driveways, some filling stations, and other uneven surfaces. I now use my air struts to raise the vehicle when necessary and avoid undercarriage damage.

Nelson


Haha that is the exact reason I want air shocks^ I want to lower it a lot, but have the ability to raise it a tad just in case
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