Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Half Price Pick N Pull Weekend

Since it was half price weekend at the Pick N Pull, we decided to see if we could find the stiffer springs that came as the FE3 suspension option on the GM A body cars.

Most of what we found in the yard were cars with the same suspension package that we had on our car FE1, but about half way through the GM side of the yard we found this Fiero GT;
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Not any parts we could use from the Fiero but it was one of the more interesting car that we saw.

We kept finding FE1 suspensions on the cars we found and were almost at the last row when we saw it!


A 1990 Chevy Celebrity Eurosport Wagon!

No need to even check the codes, eurosports came standard with the FE3 suspension

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Nice Trunk Release modification.

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The rear springs are not that hard to get out, you just need to disconnect the  top of the rear shocks and the rear end will drop and the springs come out.


  The Springs freed from the Car

So we paid 1/2 price and when home to instal them, here is a picture of the FE1 and FE3 spring sitting next to each other


The FE3 Spring is on the Left and FE1 on the right, it is hard to tell in the picture but the FE3 spring is shorter then the FE1

Got the new springs back on the car and the rear end is noticeably stiffer.