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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 17:42    Post subject: I know I said I wouldn't Reply with quote

But I am thinking of 4 replacement springs, to give me a 25mm lift all round.

I phoned Froggs Island, and they quoted 65.00 per spring plus VAT.

Any one else thought about a mild, springs only lift?

Where would you try for springs, or where did you go for your springs.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 22:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the spring spacers you can get ? its just a 25mm uerothane ?? spacer that fits between the spring and the top mount. has the same affect without altering the ride too much, any lifted spring will be a higher rate.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Grimbo,

I think I have a "sagging"  near side rear spring, looks like it is half inch more compressed than the RHS rear.

So in view that I have bought 265 x 70 x R17 BFG A/T tyres, I think a replacement set of springs would go down O.K.

I am planning a long trip to Cape Town in the near future, so might need springs replaced anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 22:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try TBR for the springs, they are often cheaper than Frogs.

Are you going to change the shocks as well?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 23:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Julian,

I was hoping not to change them, as the 120 runs very smooth.

Also with just a mild 25mm lift in the springs department, I was hoping to keep the originals.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 23:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a link? to TBR ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a link? to TBR ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Graham

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

uk_vette wrote:
Also with just a mild 25mm lift in the springs department, I was hoping to keep the originals.


Understandable, although you may find that the springs permit travel beyond the standard shocks.

When choosing the springs, make sure that they are rated according to the loads you are likely to be carrying - if rated too high you will have a much stiffer ride and if rated too low you could end up with a spring snapping if overloaded.

OME usually produce a chart of which springs/shocks to have depending on the loads likely too be carried on the front/back of the vehicle.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 18:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Julian,
So helpfull as usual. Very Happy

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