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Old 01-29-2016, 11:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Can't you clamp a few loops of the spring and "temporarily" lower it that way?
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Late to the party as well! Congratulations on the Metro, Jedi!

And yes, chop those springs up! On the ZX2, you can safely cut 1 round out and stay with stock shocks just fine. Go any more and you will have to buy lowering shocks. I would think the same would apply to the Metro, but YMMV
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Another latecomer. Congratulations on your new purchase! The STi will love you for it.

As to cutting springs to lower the car: each coil on a coil spring is there for a reason, and they are not all there for the same reason. Cutting a coil spring invariably compromises function. If you have no other alternative in order to lower the car, I'd at least have a spare set on hand in case the result is unpleasant.
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Thanks everybody for your input! After researching other geo metro forums, the consensus seems that cutting off 1-1.5" of the stock springs is livable, but anything more than that would need stiffer shocks.

Perhaps when the stock shocks give out eventually, i'll consider lowering the Geo.
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There is no overseas version of this bodystyle Metro/Swift. It was only sold in North America.
Oh, how could I forget that... The only 2 of this bodystyle that I ever saw in my hometown, both '95, had the composite flush headlights. Meanwhile, officially-imported Swifts sourced from Japan retained the older bodystyle until the local importer decided to focus on the small SUVs from '99 to 2003. Then Suzuki became absent to the Brazilian market until late 2008 or early 2009.

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