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Old 17-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Available springs for loan/buy

It was mentioned at MITP over the weekend the number of springs that people buy trying to get the setup right. We therefore thought it might be a good idea place a post on the forum listing what spare springs we have that people could try/buy before going down the new route. Anybody want to kick it off, maybe Andy could knock up one of his famous whizzy spreadsheets???

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Old 17-08-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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450 lb
7"
2.25" diameter

At Barkston my springs were too heavy I think so I bought a set of 350 lb ones, no doubt I will add these to the list after Barkston
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Old 19-08-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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Old 19-08-2010, 07:49 PM   #4
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We will have another 2 sets:
7" 2.25"
150lb

7" 2.25"

100lb

I bought the wrong ones for the space frame
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Old 29-08-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Just had a look in the garage and i have a set of 7.5" 550LB 1.9 springs and a set of 6.5" 175LB 1.9 springs
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Old 23-08-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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Mark, do you still have a set of 7.5" 550LB 1.9 springs available?

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Mark, do you still have a set of 7.5" 550LB 1.9 springs available?

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Geoff I have a brand new set of 7" 550lb 2.25" diameter if they are of use?
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Old 23-08-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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Yes I should have, I'm in Leicester till Thursday but can check for sure Thursday evening
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Old 23-08-2011, 07:22 PM   #9
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Geoff I have a brand new set of 7" 550lb 2.25" diameter if they are of use?
Cheers Jerry, bought a pair of coilovers, no idea what the spring rates are & I think theyre 1.9's.
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Old 24-08-2011, 07:11 AM   #10
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I have a pair of 10" x 1.9" x 250lb and a pair of 12" x 1.9" x 100/150lb?ish. Will probs end up having also a pair of 12" x 1.9" x 325lb, we'll see when I get it driving. ha
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Old 24-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #11
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Just thought i would give this thread a bit of a bump as i know a few people have used it upto now. Has anyone got anymore they can ad to the list??
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Old 27-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #12
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after being pointed to this thread by mark d, id say that it would usefull to people to have it as a sticky in the for sale section.
if i didnt get sent a link to it i wouldnt of come across it.

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Old 17-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #13
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ive got 1.9" 400lb(what huddersfield said) , they're what ever come on the protech coilovers from huddersfield spares. not sure what length (still on car) but they are too soft and bottoming out on larger bumps. so i guess im after a set of atleast 500's. also my car is alittle on the lowered side, and all i have is about 1.5" more i can raise it. hope this makes sense to someone. whats a good length to get? if i get the 500'+s ill have the 400's up for loan.
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Old 17-10-2011, 12:48 PM   #14
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I have these sitting about gathering dust:-

1.9ID 9" 100-120 progressive.
These are the springs that came with the Huddersfield rear beam.

With 12 " wheels for normal road use I couldn't get enough height into the rear suspension.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Im wondering if you guys could share some experience,
I have gaz front coilovers but i cant lower the car anymore because the spring isnt long enough, they are wound up near to the top too but if i wind them
Down im bottoming out on the coilover bumpstop.

Unfortunatly they are second hand so the only spring info i have is
Coilover open length eye to eye 13 inch
Spring length 6 inches
I.d just under 3 inches

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I have is car weight 570 without driver 650 with
Vauxhall smallblock upfront
Rear beam and coilovers at the back
So basically front heavy.

Could you please advise/point me in the direction on what poundage to go for?
Its a road car but i like a stiff ride ! (that does sound iffy)

I was thinking go for 7-8 inch spring to enable me to wind them down but as for poundage i have no idea what! I understand we all have different requirements but springs range from supee low poundage up to massive poundage so a start point would be cool!

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