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    Exclamation New front springs ADVICE PLEASE!!!

    How much for a new set of front springs...

    Can you buy individually...

    Do i need to change both sides

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    Yes you can buy individually but it is recommended to change them in pairs (i've done them 1 at a time before and never had a problem.

    Why not upgrade with a set of pi (or similar) springs, at least there will be less of a chance of future breakage

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    Thnaks mate, just put my car in for MOT and was told that FDS spring was snapped. I was hoping it was track rod end or drop links but no...

    quoted me £90 for the spring, MOT, new droplinks total of £170... what you think?

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    the drop links from vx are only about 15 quid fella and are dead easy to fit and £90 for one spring sounds expensive especially when you can get a uprated set of 4 springs for not much more money so the bill sounds exxpensive to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    £90 for one spring sounds expensive especially when you can get a uprated set of 4 springs for not much more money so the bill sounds exxpensive to me
    Aye, agree with that.... £90 for one spring thats just as bad poor quality as the one that broke, OR £150 for a full set of Eibachs that won't break... ever.

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    I was thinking of upgrading my springs.

    How does it work with insurance? If it is a declared mod surely it will put up your insurance?

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    Or put it down depending on how ya look at it. It would make your car handle better so you may be able to avoid a collision, however you may be driving it faster because it handles better and then have a collision. Who are you insured with?

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    Swiftcover is my insurer. I've never modified a car, but don't like the horror stories about dodgy VX springs.

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    What to do is ask them for a quote, they should cover them no problem. Just make sure you do declare though

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    I wouldn't dream of driving with anything undeclared.

    I may phone them to see. The thing that is putting me off is that most springs come with a 30mm drop. I actually quite like the standard 15mm drop of the SRI and ideally wouldn't want to go lower.

    Any suggestions? The Irmscher ones on LMF are a bit expensive for just one, as I assume they don't come in pairs.

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