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Old 04-21-2007, 10:39 PM
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fiero rear suspension

hey does anyone know if front springs out of a cadillac eldoraldo(4.5-4.9) would fit into a fiero in the rear of the car(thats where the engine is)

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I think the Eldos you mention do have struts.

It might help if you elaborate on what you are attempting to do.
There should be a beefier spring that will fit your applications though. Possibly in the air conditioned V6 cars Like the Citations. Buick, Olds and Pontiac all had their versions.
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Because of the rearward weight bias of the Fiero, the rear suspension is deliberately "soft." I would suggest that you approach a stiffer Fiero rear suspension with caution. Certainly, this should not be done without first increasing the roll stiffness at the front.
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There are several Fiero forums on the net.
Here is a link to one that may produce the information that you want
http://www.fiero.nl/
I haven't checked it out but a quick look shows that it may be helpful for you.
I went back and looked and it looks like they have a good knowledge base there. Some of the members of that forum are heavily involved in serious engine swaps.

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Don't have an answer to your question but I know you can buy a coil over kit and put after market springs on the back.
I purchased a kit but you could just buy the sleeves and springs.
Wouldn't a sway bar be a better choice if your looking for a better handling ride? Just make sure you put a bigger one in the front and it should be OK.

What kind of V8 do you have?
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Yeah, PFF (fiero.nl) is a great place for a Fiero owner. I have been a member there for some years now, and still participate even though I don't currrently have a Fiero - just like the people.

BillyShope gave you great advice. Unless you are compensating for a heavier engine (e.g. V8 engine swap) stiffer springs in back, without tightening the front, might not be the best course of action. The Fiero is already known for snap oversteer and that will increase the probability of swapping ends!

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Man Todd you are a thread killer, I knew it wasnt me
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