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Old 06-17-2004, 08:09   #1 (permalink)
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GT vs XR8 Suspension

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I remember back in the early days of the BA GT test drives on the web/papers, they were saying that the GT had the same suspension setup as the XR8, but that would change.

So what exactly is different between the GT and XR8 suspension wise?

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Re: GT vs XR8 Suspension

I seem to remember that the front spring rates were different, ie. GT was slightly more firm then XR8, but I reserve the right to be corrected.
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I seem to remember that the front spring rates were different, ie. GT was slightly more firm then XR8, but I reserve the right to be corrected.
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Re: GT vs XR8 Suspension

Sorry guys the only difference is the shock rates on the front all the rest have the same parts as a 6cyl fairmont even the sway bars.

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Sorry guys the only difference is the shock rates on the front all the rest have the same parts as a 6cyl fairmont even the sway bars.

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You sure elmer?

The XRs and Gts sure sit a lot lower then Fairmonts. And the XT sports/SR and Fairmont ghias sit a touch lower at the front then the stock Xts and futuras and fairmonts. So what are they changing to gt the different heights and handling if they use all the same parts?
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i have a GT-P and my partner has a fairmont ghia, when we first got them and had them on the hoists at work a year ago we were checking these things out and all had the same part num tags on each. the ride heigt and feel on the road is due to the wheel package.

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therefore when i checked the box for sports suspension kit for my xt. i was paying extra for nothing?
why are xr6s on 17" wheels so much lower then my car which is also on 17"?
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Re: GT vs XR8 Suspension

Fairmont Ghia has sports suspension standard.
It is quite possible that GT-P has much the same suspension as Ghia.. I do think the front springs are diffrent.

The diffrence is minimal. Shame really, XR/GT could do with something a fair wack firmer
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Re: GT vs XR8 Suspension

Shocks are different brand. FPV's have Delphi shocks. Spring rates are different and are lower. Camber and castor are different and they use the Fairmont Ghias firmer steering rack which has a heavier weighting than the standard rack.
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