In the middle of fitting rear springs.. quick question..

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by Dawson16v » Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:21 am

I am in the middle of fitting new rear springs.. can someone please confirm which way round the springs are meant to sit? They are eibach's.

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Is the left or right spring correct? fat end at the top or bottom when fitted?

Thanks!
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by gran » Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:42 pm

the fat bit at the bottom
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by jaybv6 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:47 pm

I also agree with Gran, fat bit at the bottom
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by gran » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:00 pm

oh and good luck with the fronts! ull need it! [img]/laugh.gif[/img] :wink:
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by Dawson16v » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:12 pm

Haha! cheers guys! thats how i have fitted them! I already have the front struts out so it shouldnt be a problem.. i hope!
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by gran » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:18 pm

piece of cake then mate!
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by Dawson16v » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:23 pm

Yeah thats what i've heard but i thought getting the struts out was quite easy.. and i'm a complete newbie at all this!! I writing a how to as well with pics and stuff.. [img]/biggrin.gif[/img]
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by RobbieV » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:29 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Dawson16v+--><div class='quotetop'>(Dawson16v)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Yeah thats what i've heard but i thought getting the struts out was quite easy.. and i'm a complete newbie at all this!! I writing a how to as well with pics and stuff.. [img]/biggrin.gif[/img]<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

I look forward to seeing that as its a job i will be doing soon :wink: [img]/smile.gif[/img]
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by Dawson16v » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:38 pm

Cool.. i'll try and get in put on here then!
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by Stupink » Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:14 pm

I thought eibachs were different? writing upright which makes them fat end top doesnt it? i cant quite see the writing in the pic [img]/tongue.gif[/img]

TBH i doubt it would make much difference at all anyway [img]/smile.gif[/img]

I seem to recall last time we had this discussion mine were on the "wrong" way round, and i had them swapped, made no difference what so ever apart from perhaps less noisy on landing after takeoff [img]/wink.gif[/img]
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by MarkV6 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:29 pm

I would've thought less coils at the bottom more at the top. So the susp is still supple under light loads then as it compresses and load up it becomes stiffer. The lower arm would push up on fewer coils at first.
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by Dawson16v » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:37 pm

ok so has anyone got the eibach pro kit fitted at the mo.. if you have could you go and have a look for me please to see which your springs sit?

Thanks in advance!!
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by MarkV6 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:44 pm

<a href="http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbibles/index.html?menu.html&tyre_bible.html" target="_blank">http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbibles/i...tyre_bible.html</a>

Have a read on the suspension section....

Also has a handy tyre size calculator in the tyre section as well!
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by Dawson16v » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:48 pm

Hmmm...???

That does seem to sugest that they should get tighter towards the top!!
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