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  • #31
    Re:Need susp. help

    Because Koni makes so good susp. parts along with QA1
    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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    • #32
      Re: Need susp. help

      Is QA1 getting more $$$ lately?
      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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      • #33
        Re: Need susp. help

        Is anybody using 300lbs. 10" springs?
        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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        • #34
          Re: Need susp. help

          Don't worry so much about the length, just the lbs. If you are doing a 355 you will probably only have 1 to 1.5 inches of travel anyway. It is physically impossible to get the body low enough unless you install shorter struts (couldn't find any after looking for months) or cut the body panels and lower the wheel well.
          A 6 inch spring will do the same job as a 12 inch spring.
          If you are doing a lamborghini kit then I would recommend either 10 or 12 inch springs, both should work fine. 300 to 350 lbs.
          I am using 7 inch springs over my struts. It rides pretty good around the school yard. Hiway speeds,ummm, not sure but it should be ok.

          Jim
          http://jimdinner.wordpress.com/

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          • #35
            Re: Need susp. help

            i have 10 inch 350s on the rear ,theyre a little rough but not real bad

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            • #36
              Re: Need susp. help

              So a 10" 300 lbs spring maybe better?
              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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              • #37
                Re: Need susp. help

                I borrowed this picture
                So let see if I got this?
                1. The spring coil over needs to be 12" or 10" (if I wish to lower the car a few inches)
                a 300lbs. spring for a softer ride and a 350 lbs spring for a firmer ride
                a 2 1/2" inner from just about anywhere will work
                2. the ring that holds the spring and will allow you to adjust it is called what?
                is there a set size needed
                3. the sleeve that has the outer threads is called a what?
                and is there a set size for it and are 2 and 3 sold together most of the time?
                4. Using a standard strut for a Fiero and just cuting off and grinding down the ring that holds the spring will work correct?



                Is there a few good place I can buy these that someone knows about?
                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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                • #38
                  Re: Need susp. help

                  Originally posted by GSXRBOBBY
                  I borrowed this picture
                  So let see if I got this?
                  1. The spring coil over needs to be 12" or 10" (if I wish to lower the car a few inches)
                     a 300lbs. spring for a softer ride and a 350 lbs spring for a firmer ride
                     a 2 1/2" inner from just about anywhere will work
                  2. the ring that holds the spring and will allow you to adjust it is called what?
                     is there a set size needed
                  3. the sleeve that has the outer threads is called a what?
                     and is there a set size for it and are 2 and 3 sold together most of the time?
                  4. Using a standard strut for a Fiero and just cuting off and grinding down the ring that holds the spring will work correct?



                  Is there a few good place I can buy these that someone knows about?
                  Go to a tuner shop and buy a coil over kit for the front of a 98 Honda Accord. This will give you the tubes and adjusting rings. Remember that picture should have 2 rings on it and they jam together to lock the rings into position. If you find the tube too short, simply install a piece of black pipe under the tube to raise it higher.
                  I bought a complete set (front and rear) coil over kit for a 98 Accord and made my own for the front too. The kit came with springs and all adjusting hardware for $160.00CDN.

                  Jim
                  http://jimdinner.wordpress.com/

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                  • #39
                    Re: Need susp. help

                    I was given this info. and I thought I would pass it on

                    http://www.colemanracing.com/section/index.htp?id=343

                    http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...4925129+303893

                    http://www.overboost.com/obs/browse_...wering+Springs

                    http://www.performancecenter.com/?PH...f14ab79aa19d04
                    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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