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How to make rear coil-overs using factory struts, with pics. by fierohoho
Started on: 02-11-2004 03:17 PM
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Last post by: fieroguru on 02-07-2020 07:19 PM
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Can someone help me find the springs and adjusters?

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Amazon is where I got my stuff from. You just need to make sure you look for the correct spring for your application

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Anyone know a good place to get the 2.17 sleeve for use with Koni shocks?
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Don't know if it's been posted before (too lazy to go through whole thread to find out) but I am about to build my own coil overs using kyb struts and found these useful videos from Arraut Motorsports about cutting the perch off.





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Hello everyone, I am attempting the coil over mod but some how got it wrong. I have 5" Sleeves, 12" 350 lb springs on new KYB struts with perch cut off. Passenger side had no issues when I lowered the fiero. However on the drives side, the strut rod pushed into the engine compartment.



I am sure I put together both sides in the same manner. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally posted by str8maxn:

Hello everyone, I am attempting the coil over mod but some how got it wrong. I have 5" Sleeves, 12" 350 lb springs on new KYB struts with perch cut off. Passenger side had no issues when I lowered the fiero. However on the drives side, the strut rod pushed into the engine compartment.



I am sure I put together both sides in the same manner. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Did you ever figure out your issue? strut mount plate mis-assembly?
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Did you ever figure out your issue? strut mount plate mis-assembly?


I ended up removing the strut and starting all over. I must have did something different the second time around because I avoided the issue. Not really sure what but its dropped properly now. I have not had the chance to drive it yet as I am rebuilding the front end. I am hoping to have this completed soon. I can't wait to see the Fiero dropped on all four corners.


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Originally posted by str8maxn:

Hello everyone, I am attempting the coil over mod but some how got it wrong. I have 5" Sleeves, 12" 350 lb springs on new KYB struts with perch cut off. Passenger side had no issues when I lowered the fiero. However on the drives side, the strut rod pushed into the engine compartment.



I am sure I put together both sides in the same manner. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


This happens when the lower washer isn't installed. Without a washer 2" or larger in diameter, the shaft puts direct pressure on the sleeve of the rubber strut hat bushing. Eventually the rubber lets go and the shaft pushes through the rubber bushing. Sometimes it can take years for this to happen. So always make sure to include the washer when reassembling.
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