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  • Aspire strut Festiva spring question

    I am working on the Aspire brake swap and have a question regarding the Aspire rear struts. I currently have the FMS lowering springs on the car with the Festiva specific KYB's in the rear. What would be the effect on ride height if I use those springs on the Aspire struts?

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    If you are switching to Aspire specific rear struts and will install FMS Festiva lowering springs, my best guess is due to the slightly higher spring perch, you'll raise your back end about 1/2 to 3/4" from the Festiva rear strut/FMS spring height.

    Again, just a guess.

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