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Old 03-08-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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V8 springs and sways on a v6

I did a search, didnt see anything. Point me in the right direction if there's already a thread.

Is it possible to put a set of springs and sways from a v8 on a v6? I know that the sways will mount up with the proper mounts and bushings but I'm not sure if the SS springs will work with the v6 coilovers. Or should I just go with an aftermarket set? I figure SS take offs would be a low cost upgrade to my suspension.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Me thinks if it were me, I'd go aftermarket. The Eibach Pro-Plus Kit is pretty reasonable @ just over $400.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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Why would you want to do that, the V8 springs are around $40 each which you can spend at least another $40-50 and get the eibach springs. The sways are like $100 a piece.

Trust us you are better off going aftermarket.
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Just curious, that's all.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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Ok disregard. Got a comparison of the parts from both cars, not much differn't. That's all I wanted.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:24 AM   #6
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=v8+springs+v6
see post #21

Drop vs stiffer ride - I used to do a lot of off roading and one of the tricks we used was taller firmer springs to get more clearance and preserve road driveability. It appears that the V8 swap into the V6 gets you a firmer spring with little change to ride height.
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I did a search, didnt see anything. Point me in the right direction if there's already a thread.

Is it possible to put a set of springs and sways from a v8 on a v6? I know that the sways will mount up with the proper mounts and bushings but I'm not sure if the SS springs will work with the v6 coilovers. Or should I just go with an aftermarket set? I figure SS take offs would be a low cost upgrade to my suspension.
The SS coils will lower your ride height and will fit the upper and lower spring perches all around on the V6. The sway bars are a bolt up too. You may want to check the for sale section or shops like Lingenfelter for take off parts.
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The SS Sway Bars are the same OE Part number as the V6's from what I have been told. I don't know about the springs.
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The sway bars on the FE2 package (V6 cars) and the FE3 package (V8) are both different sizes. V6 owners could potentially see a small increase in handling capability with a set of V8 bars, but it's a VERY small increase.
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The sway bars on the FE2 package (V6 cars) and the FE3 package (V8) are both different sizes. V6 owners could potentially see a small increase in handling capability with a set of V8 bars, but it's a VERY small increase.
You would have to swap springs, sways, shocks and struts to feel a difference. Doing springs or sways alone will not do much.
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Wow this thread is old. I'm surprised someone posted something. Swapped for the fe3 package along time ago.
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Wow this thread is old. I'm surprised someone posted something. Swapped for the fe3 package along time ago.
And the results after a few months of use?
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And the results after a few months of use?
Its better than the FE2 setup. Nothing night and day but still better. What made the most improvement was a set of your Street I bushing inserts.
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Its better than the FE2 setup. Nothing night and day but still better. What made the most improvement was a set of your Street I bushing inserts.
Thank you for the update and good words about Pedders foundational bush kit.
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