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Old 09-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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V8 springs

Just replaced my stock.... have a buyer who has a V6. I just want to verify before I put us both through the hassle, will my V8 stock springs fit the V6?

Newbie question, I know, and I apologize... they may even be the exact same springs for all I know.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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+1 great post, brantley... keep up the good work
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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They'll fit and are a bit lower than the v6 springs and a bit stiffer
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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They'll fit and are a bit lower than the v6 springs and a bit stiffer
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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What year V6 are you selling to? I know that aftermarket springs had to change for the later model 11 V6's. Might be worth waiting for someone that really knows.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #6
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Hurrry brantleyyy lol
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #7
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Would ride quality suffer by changing only the springs from the V8 to the V6? I am interested in doing this as well to get the stance of the V8, but am unsure if I need to purchase the springs only or if I will need the shocks and the springs. Great thread Brantley.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:00 PM   #8
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I think it would be great to have an SS suspension with a V6.
First gens had an SS small block and big block, 5ths should have the 6 or 8.
More screw on the V6, 3.73.
Sucker would corner

SS springs in a V6 will not lower the car to the same height as a V8 (weight). Probably a nice upgrade anyway. May need different sways to compensate.

Are control arms and bushings and such heavier (stronger) on the SS?

It would be nice to see Chevy do it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:06 PM   #9
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The combination of SS struts AND SS Springs will drop a V6 1/2 inch. Not sure if the springs by themselves will do it.

About a month ago, I installed the SS struts with Pfadt springs and dropped my V6 1.75". Pfadt advertises their springs at 1.25" so the SS struts make up the other 0.5".

I know another V6 owner did a complete SS strut/spring swap and his car dropped 0.5".

You do not need to change any other suspension parts when changing the struts or springs. I'm still using my stock V6 sways, end links, etc.

Oh, and I love the ride now.
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The combination of SS struts AND SS Springs will drop a V6 1/2 inch. Not sure if the springs by themselves will do it.

About a month ago, I installed the SS struts with Pfadt springs and dropped my V6 1.75". Pfadt advertises their springs at 1.25" so the SS struts make up the other 0.5".

I know another V6 owner did a complete SS strut/spring swap and his car dropped 0.5".

You do not need to change any other suspension parts when changing the struts or springs. I'm still using my stock V6 sways, end links, etc.

Oh, and I love the ride now.
I imagined it would have more push with the higher rate springs in the front.
I just checked the Wiki and the V6 is 80 lbs. lighter than the 8. I thought it would be more.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:42 PM   #11
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I guess Jatt will let us know soon if they fit lol
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #12
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I imagined it would have more push with the higher rate springs in the front.
I just checked the Wiki and the V6 is 80 lbs. lighter than the 8. I thought it would be more.
I'm the other V6 owner, rides nice with SS suspension. Changed the sways, springs, struts and shocks. Got a set of brembos too. The rear toe links are different as well between FE2 and FE3. But ordering the RS package game me the FE3 rear toe links so there was no need to change them. Everything else is basically the same between the two.
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