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Can't find new coil springs; Looking to get new suspension in this beast
Topic Started: Jul 12 2018, 07:15 PM (59 Views)
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I'm working on restoring my 1988 Chevy Sprint Metro with the 3 cylinder 1.0L G10 motor, this year I fully rebuilt the engine and got the steering all tight, The transmission is a sound 5 speed.

So far I've had pretty good luck finding the parts I need in good supply but now that I am ready to tackle the suspension I'm realizing that no one sells/makes any coil springs for the MK1(before '89); struts and shocks, but no coils. I do, however, see coils/loaded struts being sold for the MK2.

At this point I'm just trying to determine whether or not I have to get them custom made (just a hassle). My main question is if anyone knows if coils from the MK2 would load into the struts for the MK1; possibly something similar for the rear end suspension also? Not apposed to a lower ride, just want to make it handle better (at least back to stock).

On a side-note, if anyone knows what RPM the engine's red-lines is at... and where I can get a tachometer that works for a 3 cylinder so that I can read the RPM... that would be awesome! Thanks in advanced!
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Not sure on the springs. I think stock red line is somewhere around 7000 rpm or so. A tach is easy. Glow Shift makes on that works with our 3 cly engines.
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Rev limiter on 89 and up metros is 7000 rpm, sprints are probably the same.
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If ypur original springs arent broken, they should be fine. The new shocks and struts will make it handle like new again.
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