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88 Turbo spings on an 86 N/A ?

I have an 86 N/A and recently have taken possession of the strut towers w/hubs and rotors from an 88 turbo. How can I tell what the spring rate (lbs) is on the 88 Turbo springs and are they interchangeable with my 86?

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Depending on the 951 options OEM, you may have up to 4 different rate springs...
Look to see the # of color dots on the springs and what color, that will tell you what rates you have there.
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No matter what, they are going to raise your car, and the spring rate is only slightly higher. You're better of with aftermarket springs of 200 lbs/in or higher rate
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Swapping the springs and leaving the torsion bars stock is not the best approach, IMO. The factory setup already understeers. . .stiffening the front will only make it worse.

You might consider starting with the biggest salvage sway bars you can find, front and rear, and see how you like the handling before you start toying with the spring rates.
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Swapping the springs and leaving the torsion bars stock is not the best approach, IMO. The factory setup already understeers. . .stiffening the front will only make it worse.

You might consider starting with the biggest salvage sway bars you can find, front and rear, and see how you like the handling before you start toying with the spring rates.
Going from 128 lb/in to 200 lb/in is not going to change the charactaristics the way you think it will, due to the fact that the car rolls SO MUCH with the stock springs. You will still be on the sidewall a little on the track with 200 lb springs and the rear will not be, even with a little more camber in the front. In theory yes stiffening the front will give more understeer but not in this case..... 200 lb/in is still very soft and we haven't even talked about alignment yet.
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