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Old 09-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Beezlebubba Beezlebubba is offline
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Default Z24 springs in a wagon?

New here so thanks for having me. We have a 1994 cavalier rs wagon with a 3. 1l motor. Put fully assembled quick struts in the front a couple years ago and hate the ride quality. I am thinking of putting together a better setup myself and having my buddies shop swap them in. My question is can I assemble them with a Z24 spec spring? The standard seems to be around a 500 lb. Spring rate. I have two options for improved or stiffer springs. One is 650lbs and will drop it one inch. The.other is around 800lbs and will drop about 2 inches. There seems to be plenty of space for the lowering but will they be able to align it to a decent spec without burning tires. Is there enough adjustment available to get it where it needs to be? Just trying to upgrade the ride and hopefully add some performance? Thoughts and suggestions? Thanks fam
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: Z24 springs in a wagon?

Welcome to the forum and thanks for signing up.
What does the spring supplier state? Just providing some spring rates does not give enough information to determine what potential problems you may run into. Quite often when springs are swapped it requires camber adjustment plates or bolts to bring the alignment into range.
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for signing up.
What does the spring supplier state? Just providing some spring rates does not give enough information to determine what potential problems you may run into. Quite often when springs are swapped it requires camber adjustment plates or bolts to bring the alignment into range.
I did not talk to any supplier. These springs all come up in a spring search on Rockauto. The inside diameter and sizing is all the same except for sprung and unsprung heights. I was just not sure if a one inch drop would require extra hardware and hoped it wouldn't. Probably not likely though
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Z24 springs in a wagon?

You really wont know until you get it on an alignment rack.
You can also try measuring it at home, this is a sample video, there are others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT1eK55ZhJo
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