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Guest Message by DevFuse

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1986 GL wagon front springs.....

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#1 ballitch


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Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:31 PM

After some searching i found the front accord springs conversion, from a 86-88 accord. however, i came across the fact that RX front springs will fit and have a little better spring rate and are the same size, is this for sure true or someones vague advice? found accord front springs for like $60 shipped which is an awesome deal, plus they are new springs and not used. any help fellas?


#2 subynut


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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:56 PM

The front accord springs mount on the rear of our Subies. That'll give you a taller ride height and a stiffer ride when empty.
I think the RX front springs are the stiffest of the bunch.

#3 ballitch


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Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:26 AM

thx man, i just hope the RX springs are the same height, im going to cut down the accrod springs to go back to stock height. well maybe a custom 1/2'' lift is in order....:brow:


#4 mcbrat


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Posted 23 June 2005 - 09:08 AM

I believe all ea81/ea82 springs are the same height unloaded. Just the spring rates are different. I have a set of RX springs on ea81 struts in my 82 Brat. it lifted my front end 1-1.25".... of course, that was a lighter front end, so it may not lift yours as much.....

#5 ballitch


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Posted 23 June 2005 - 06:54 PM

i guess that settles it......ill get my grubbies on some RX front springs.


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