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    OK might have asked somewhere but the search was doing me no good on finding any related information, mine or others.....

    if I'm doing a complete Aspire swap and want to lower the whole car by 1-1.5" what shocks and springs do I need to buy? will be running 175/70/13 tires on the car... I got lost in some of the threads after just the first couple of lines.....

    Also will the stock shocks and spring from the Aspire or Festiva be the ones I want to use if i have to use one or the other? I don't want to lift the car other than with a floor jack....
    old yellow
    I'm A Donator!
    Last edited by old yellow; 02-19-2016, 08:31 PM.
    Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

    Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

    Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
    it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

    Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

    TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
    bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

    '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

    SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

    R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

    R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


    R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

    R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

    R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

  • #2
    Don't use Aspire springs unless you cut them. Not sure how much aspire springs need cut, as 2 of my cars are running coil overs, the other one has FMS springs.
    Jerry
    Team Lightning



    Owner of Team Lightning
    90 L "Peewee" B6D. Bought new May 16,1990
    92 L Thunder BP G5M-R Turbo B6T electronics. Jan 2016 FOTM winner SOLD
    93 L Lightning. BP



    Not a user of drugs or alcohol, Just addicted to Festiva's

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    • #3
      ok noted! what exact brand and model can I just go and buy?
      Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

      Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

      Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
      it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

      Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

      TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
      bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

      '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

      SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

      R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

      R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


      R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

      R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

      R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

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      • #4
        I built mine using Charlie's advanced coil over thread.
        Jerry
        Team Lightning



        Owner of Team Lightning
        90 L "Peewee" B6D. Bought new May 16,1990
        92 L Thunder BP G5M-R Turbo B6T electronics. Jan 2016 FOTM winner SOLD
        93 L Lightning. BP



        Not a user of drugs or alcohol, Just addicted to Festiva's

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Team Lightning View Post
          I built mine using Charlie's advanced coil over thread.
          sorry what one is that again? the Street suspension guide? I think that's that the one I will go with even tho it isn't the correct one like you used.... still dome good information!
          old yellow
          I'm A Donator!
          Last edited by old yellow; 03-02-2016, 10:32 PM.
          Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

          Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

          Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
          it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

          Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

          TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
          bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

          '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

          SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

          R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

          R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


          R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

          R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

          R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

          Comment

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