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Old 04-23-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default need help finding aftermarket lift springs..

i searched and cant find them no where i looked so far.. can anybody please help me find some aftermarket performance lift kit springs for my 95 se... or even the coil spring adapters to make the springs longer and the car sit higher..?

i even thought about experimenting with springs from the junkyard but i dont want to waste my money or put on springs that look and appear to fit but would damage the car in the long run...


so if anybody can help i would highly apericate it and i would also owe you one..
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IIRC there was a post a long time ago about lowering. And somebody had put up a link to a site were you can just give them dimensions and they make the springs for you
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http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...QA1360798.html

Aaron (96SSEi_tampa) and a few others have them & I have them on my shopping list.

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http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/details/QQPontiacQQBonnevilleQQAir_LiftQQAir_Leveling_KitQ Q19871999QQA1360798.html

Aaron (96SSEi_tampa) and a few others have them & I have them on my shopping list.

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how much height can you add with these.. and how strong are they exactly, would you know.? and thanks for the help...
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I don't know how much height you can add but link above says it adds 1000 pounds of load leveling capacity.

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Fully inflated those bags raise the rear of my car an inch or two by taking some of the load off the springs. The ride quality is horrible with them set like that so I wouldn't recommend them for what you're looking to do. They're great for drag racing though.

Do a forum search for lowering springs, there'* a link to a company that makes custom springs in one of the threads. You just tell them what car it'* for, the amount of lift you want over the stock springs, and the spring rate you want (FE2, F41, a certain percentage increase over those...). I got a quote from them a while back, it was pretty reasonable, but I can't remember what the exact website was.
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Why not just use lift blocks under the springs? And custom shackles?
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Lift blocks? Shackles? Bill, did you have a brain fart? You're thinking of leaf springs for some reason.
The usual thing I see for FWD cars is a spacer machined to go between the strut top and mount in the front. In the rear, you need both a spacer or new top mount for the spring, and an extended shock mount. If the rear is a strut(can't remember on the 87-99), then you can use another strut-top spacer in the rear.
I don't know what they do to extend the bolts or studs at the top of the struts to go through both the stock mounts and the spacer.
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I've seen blocks and shackles for coil springs. That'* what I'm talking about. It'* a machined disc.
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Why not just use lift blocks under the springs? And custom shackles?
would you no where i can buy some or have them made..? thanks for the advice...
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