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    Building coilovers

    I am going to be building my own coilovers for my 88 and I am just looking for advise?
    I am in Lowell, Indiana<br />Building an 88 Fiero GT with a 93 STS Northstar and 5 speed Getrag. <br />Custom Mr. Mikes interior, Norms fiberglass nose and custom paint.

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    Re: Building coilovers

    There is an excellent article over at Pennock's Fiero Forums on building up your own coilovers.

    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/046456.html

    This deals with the stock Fiero struts, but the idea should be sound for any vehicle.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Building coilovers

    I did the same thig using Pennock's thread above and it worked flawlessly.

    Make sure you grind very slowly and only small pieces at a time to make sure you don't heat up the shock casing.

    I cut most of the perch away using a sawzall and then ground the last bits attached to the casing away slowly and carefully.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Building coilovers

    I have a set if your interested.
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    Re: Building coilovers

    james_bond - what size (weight, id, etc) are they and how much $$$ are you looking for?
    Building a F40 replica, 4.9 caddy, 5 speed.

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    Re: Building coilovers

    The coils are 5 1/2 inches long.With an 2 1/2 inch inner diameter of the coild spring (3 1/4 out diameter).I had asked for 350 pound springs,but they dont look like it to me.The springs should be fairly easy to replace.If I can find the link you can ask the dealer if they carey the 350 pond springs,that will let you know what the coils are rated at.Price is negotiable,$25 shipped (brand new).
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