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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:13 pm 
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I have known for years I needed to drop my suspension down. Every time I go get parts and have about 250 pounds in the
back of the car, the car gets better mileage. So here are some pictures of different spring cuts and what the drop comes out to be.
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What the car looks like with the stock rear springs in it.
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This image is showing what the rear suspension looks like with 2 coils cut off the rear springs.
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And this image is with one coil cut off the spring and reinstalled. The fronts have not been done yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:30 pm 
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I've gotta say, those wheels look WAY less 'Latino' than the others you had on it.
Just a WAG, I'd try only a 3/4 coil cut for your fronts.
IMHO, one coil cut looks just about right for the rear. It'll feel better on corners, too!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:09 pm 
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But I liked the look of the other wheels better then these.
I just wish the wheel off set was right on the other wheels.
Now I have to find centers for the new wheels or make them.

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97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:49 pm 
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do they make a drop spring for our cars?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:24 am 
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There are kits out there for our cars at $200.
To cut a coil off your stock springs only cost you time.

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