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Lowering springs with KYB gr2 for Ea81?

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#1 82GLWag

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

My question here is can you use kyb struts for stock replacement but use a shorter spring to get even just an inch lower? if so is there a spring I can get or would it be alright to just cut the stock springs? This is a 82'    4WD GL. also what about the back? I know I can adjust the torsion bar but idk where its sitting at the moment and if it will get low enough to match the front.



#2 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

Try using 2wd front struts.  If that isnt enough you can custom order from anyone or cut springs if your on a budget..  I have 4wd springs with 2wd struts it dod lower the front.. Also is much stiffer but the car is 2wd for now anyway.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

well I already ordered the gr2s for 4WD. just wondering if I can cut the stock springs an inch or two. or if I can even run shorter springs with these struts. Thankyou!



#4 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:32 PM

you might check the for sale section a board member has ea81 turbo springs in the Vancouver area they will be lower than the stockers. It would be a drive but much cheaper than ordering and you may not need to cut.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

So if I use FWD front struts I can use the stock 4WD springs and they will compress and be lower? And what about the rear? Thanks yall!



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

Does anyone know the part number for KYB front struts for FWD??



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

http://www.partsgeek...t_assembly.html

 

Will these work on my 82' 4WD GL?? they are for front wheel drive 83'. im trying to get just a little bit lower by using FWD struts. Can i use the stock 4WD springs with these? Thanks!



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

I used these when lowering my Brat, I kept the stock springs: KYB 233024 


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:25 PM

Still looking for springs that I can cut to be shorter and possibly have a stiffer rate. What springs are the same as the stockers? Do ea82 springs sit on the strut and in the top hat the same?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

Gitt's spring company in auburn will make you any coil spring you want



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:39 PM

When you cut springs, the spring rate increases...

#12 82GLWag

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:31 AM

Thank you. Makes sense really.. I just didn't think. I'm gonna experiment and see how some stock springs feel

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:05 PM

If you do end up chopping up springs, don't cut off more than 0.5-1.0 full coils. Your spring rate would be too high for our weak struts.





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