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Does anyone know if these spring would fit a GTO they look simular
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Well I will experiment with these springs and see how they fit our GTO I got my Fingers cross.-----Danfigg
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I don't think you can just look at springs and say hey, they look the same so they work. They all have different spring rates, ect.. It isn't a simple yes or no. They may fit, but they may also not have a proper spring rate or even be strong enough to handle the weight, ect...

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If your going to put springs on, put gto springs on, not something you dont know what it is.
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Springs should be rated to the car they are in.

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Well first of all, the car will not know or care what spring is in it. There are three types of coil springs. double open end, open end- pigtail end, and double pigtail ends like our GTO. These springs are out of a car that weight's in at 4020 pounds with a with a weight distribution of 50f/50r 2010 pounds front and rear. Our GTO weight 3750 W/D 54f/46r 2025 pounds front 1725 rear. These springs are 10 inches tall extended like our GTO springs and look like they will be able to handle the rear weight of our GTO with not problems and no sag not by the picture but buy the info that I got from the vehicle they came out of and the seller of the springs. For 38 dollars shipped I couldnt resist. If they work I will share the info. If they dont I will resell them. I have a hook at FED EX for shipping no big deal. You dont have to spend hundreds of dollars to make your car ride good.-------Danfigg

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Well first of all, the car will not know or care what spring is in it. There are three types of coil springs. double open end, open end- pigtail end, and double pigtail ends like our GTO. These springs are out of a car that weight's in at 4020 pounds with a with a weight distribution of 50f/50r 2010 pounds front and rear. Our GTO weight 3750 W/D 54f/46r 2025 pounds front 1725 rear. These springs are 10 inches tall extended like our GTO springs and look like they will be able to handle the rear weight of our GTO with not problems and no sag not by the picture but buy the info that I got from the vehicle they came out of and the sell of the springs. For 38 dollars shipped I couldnt resist. If they work I will share the info. If they dont I will resell them. I have a hook at FED EX for shipping no big deal. You dont have to spend hundreds of dollars to make your car ride good.-------Danfigg
Enjoy wrecking your car, or best case it driving like crap. There is more too it then just weight and length.

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Well first of all, the car will not know or care what spring is in it. There are three types of coil springs. double open end, open end- pigtail end, and double pigtail ends like our GTO. These springs are out of a car that weight's in at 4020 pounds with a with a weight distribution of 50f/50r 2010 pounds front and rear. Our GTO weight 3750 W/D 54f/46r 2025 pounds front 1725 rear. These springs are 10 inches tall extended like our GTO springs and look like they will be able to handle the rear weight of our GTO with not problems and no sag not by the picture but buy the info that I got from the vehicle they came out of and the seller of the springs. For 38 dollars shipped I couldnt resist. If they work I will share the info. If they dont I will resell them. I have a hook at FED EX for shipping no big deal. You dont have to spend hundreds of dollars to make your car ride good.-------Danfigg
True, your car won't know what springs are on them. Your tires might. If the springs fit make sure your ride height is correct and the car maintains proper rear alignment or the money you saved on a set of springs may go towards new tires.

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I would also use extreme caution when high speed cornering to until you know for sure how the springs are going to react.
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