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Old 11-15-2017, 09:16 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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I chopped:

- 1 coil off the fronts
- 3/4 coil off the rears

This lowered the car 1 inch front & back.

Wasn't hard to do (didn't strip or run into any siezed bolts as I did with the Firefly).

The ride is definitely firmer, and body roll is reduced, but it's perfectly acceptable. If it had a faster steering ratio, the car could be almost sporty.

The ride is no worse than my parents' 2009 Civic Hybrid, for comparison. Definitely more civilized than the ~2 inch drop the Firefly got this summer from the Swift GT race car lowering springs.
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