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    Re: Please help with coilover spring rate!!!!!

    A Little update and retraction

    OK I just finished installing my new springs in the rear, I used QA 400# and I will tell you it made a huge difference in my ride quality!

    I ended up keeping the 300# in front, I just adjusted them up about 3 turns, I also added a new steering stablizer and boy you can really tell the difference here too.

    With all the added stuff today I can truly say I am happier with the ride.

    I am thinking I want to add a rear sway bar for some added enhancement.

    A few more tweeks here and there and this should be a VERY nice daily driver.

    IMO if you are running a 6 you don't really need the 450# in the rear.

    It was a good day.

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    Re: Please help with coilover spring rate!!!!!

    How much additional weight is their in the rear? Are you running an 8 or a 6? Maybe I should go with the 400's hummmmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by rundlc
    A Little update and retraction

    OK I just finished installing my new springs in the rear, I used QA 400# and I will tell you it made a huge difference in my ride quality!

    I ended up keeping the 300# in front, I just adjusted them up about 3 turns, I also added a new steering stablizer and boy you can really tell the difference here too.

    With all the added stuff today I can truly say I am happier with the ride.

    I am thinking I want to add a rear sway bar for some added enhancement.

    A few more tweeks here and there and this should be a VERY nice daily driver.

    IMO if you are running a 6 you don't really need the 450# in the rear.

    It was a good day.

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    Re: Please help with coilover spring rate!!!!!

    I am running a 3.4L DOHC You should be fine if you have a similar engine. Not sure how much more weight it is, although is heavier than a 2.8



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    Re: Please help with coilover spring rate!!!!!

    Sean:

    I am running 350# on the front and 450# on the rear. The front suspensiom is much different then your 88 Fiero. You can pop over and take them off to see it your car.
    My car will be down for a while.
    Dave
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    Re: Please help with coilover spring rate!!!!!

    Front: Carrera Coil-Over shock with 7" 300# spring (RCC Specialties)
    Rear: Koni Coil-Over adjustable strut with 12" 325# spring (Held Motorsport)

    3/4" wheel spacers (rear)
    3800SC II - L67, Manual tranny.

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