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Author Subject: Spring choice
AlMortz

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Post #1
Hi,

Getting the springs replaced at the garage at the mo because they're insanely rusty, and the garage can't figure out what springs are currently on there.

Bit of a noob when it comes to springs. So what's the best approach here?

Can I get any old spring? What do I need to know in order to get the same springs?

Cheers

Al
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 12:15
AlMortz

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Post #2
The car is lowered slightly, so standard springs won't be the ones. Not sure about the distance between the wheel and car, but I can get that.
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 12:18
welshpug!

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Post #3
eibach is a good choice, try kam racing or pugracing for them

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Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 12:50
AlMortz

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Post #4
welshpug! wrote:
eibach is a good choice, try kam racing or pugracing for them


How would I know if they would a like for like swap? Just concerned that I'm going to have a lopsided car.

Eibach seem to have a pro kit, for 130. I'm assuming this comes with both springs, not just one!?
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 13:38
AlMortz

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Post #5
AlMortz wrote:
welshpug! wrote:
eibach is a good choice, try kam racing or pugracing for them


How would I know if they would a like for like swap? Just concerned that I'm going to have a lopsided car.

Eibach seem to have a pro kit, for 130. I'm assuming this comes with both springs, not just one!?


Actually looks like it's £85 on buycarparts
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 13:52
Ben_W

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Post #6
AlMortz wrote:
welshpug! wrote:
eibach is a good choice, try kam racing or pugracing for them


How would I know if they would a like for like swap? Just concerned that I'm going to have a lopsided car.

Eibach seem to have a pro kit, for 130. I'm assuming this comes with both springs, not just one!?


Should always replace in pairs anyway....

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Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 14:19
AlMortz

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Post #7
Ben_W wrote:
AlMortz wrote:
welshpug! wrote:
eibach is a good choice, try kam racing or pugracing for them


How would I know if they would a like for like swap? Just concerned that I'm going to have a lopsided car.

Eibach seem to have a pro kit, for 130. I'm assuming this comes with both springs, not just one!?


Should always replace in pairs anyway....


Sorry, meant lopsided back to front. I don't want to end up with a car that has its front too high or too slammed!

I'll definitely replace the front pair, I think they're are both in similar s**te condition.
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 14:23
welshpug!

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Post #8
easy, lower the rear to suit.

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Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 18:59
barrym

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Post #9
get some pics of your car up, that will help

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Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 19:11
AlMortz

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Post #10
barrym wrote:
get some pics of your car up, that will help


Here you go: http://imgur.com/gallery/WutxKYT

The second image, that I've lightened is probably slightly on an angle down towards the curb.

I'd get some better photos, but it's at the garage!
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 20:19
miki4

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Post #11
Looks like about 30 mm drop (Eibachs) on 195 50 15 tires doesn't it?
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 21:38
AlMortz

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Post #12
miki4 wrote:
Looks like about 30 mm drop (Eibachs) on 195 50 15 tires doesn't it?


Yeah that's the right tire size! 30mm drop would be good, if it is that then I can get an eibach set for £85.
Posted 4th Oct 2019 at 22:22

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