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 Post subject: Lowering springs for mk1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:04 pm 
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What companies make the best lowering springs for MK1?
What Is the best spring rates? ( in lbs )
Are camber bolts needed after lowering? What degree is needed per inch drop?
How do you adjust camber on rear wheels?

I have only found front springs for lowering by king springs. I'm wondering what others have used and availability.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Nobody?

All I can seem to find on here is information about MK2 or later models. I figured someone would chime in by now on MK1 suspension upgrades. Back to searching I guess. :dunno:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:21 pm 
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B&R makes a set of four springs for metro or sprint $248.00 on sale at andy auto sport. over the Internet in California. there is several other factory that do but there more pricey. THE B&R are made in Germany same factory that makes springs for brand new B&W auto mobiles. so they are pretty good . I bought a box of four my self. tell andys that a customer recommended them and they might give you a further discount.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:23 am 
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You have to source them from overseas , Ebay.de in Germany and Ebay.au in Australia is your best bet. Only other source would be to find a company locally to make you custom set like JamalSpeling did.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Thanks for the help. Found out they are the some springs for older VW's. At least same parts number. I found a place locally that has them in stock. A VW dealer and performance parts joint.

I have some other questions regarding lowering.

I understand that I will need front camber adjustment bolts after the new springs are installed. My question is about the rear suspension. How do you adjust the camber for the rear? I understand it is a solid rear axle. But will rear camber change when lowering it? Would it need some sort of shim? Or do I just live with the tire wear?

I'm trying to get a parts list together so I can do all of it in one swoop.

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1986 Chevy Sprint base 1.0 3cyl 993cc (Totaled)
1994 Geo Metro base 1.0 3cyl 993cc (Had to sell)
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6l 16v 4cyl 1590cc (Daily)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:12 pm 
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There will be no camber change when you lower Mk1 Sprint , you will have to adjust toe , that's about it. This is not 90's Honda with double wishbone suspension front and back , just a Suzuki with fairly archaic set up, struts up front and solid axle in the back . Lowering it does not change camber any significant amount , tire wear comes from people not adjusting toe on the front wheels when they are done.


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