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    Hi
    I had a spring snap last night,drivers rear.No other damage thank god!
    When I get it fixed tomorrow,do they need to be replaced in pairs?or is it ok just to replace the broken one?

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    A bad point on the C, changed both front and o/s rear in the last month, i blame the pot holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeq View Post
    Hi
    I had a spring snap last night,drivers rear.No other damage thank god!
    When I get it fixed tomorrow,do they need to be replaced in pairs?or is it ok just to replace the broken one?
    nows the time to get yourself a set of eibach or pi springs

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    It is better to replace them in pairs as chances are the other side will be slightly softer than a new one. If ones gone the other one might not be far away from failing too. Very easy job to do if you can find your way around a tool box.

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    Everyone says pairs but my 04 rg snapped os/ then n/s a couple of years apart i changed them seperatly with no problems!, by the way the replacement springs were brought from a nearly new smasher as a pair (think they were £30 from a 06 rg).

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    Hi Guys
    Thanks for the replys.
    I got a couple of springs from a xv breakers,they were from a 2008 sri.When i got home i noticed the steel is a lot thicker,this should be good as the ones coming out are very thin.
    I am thinking the thicker springs will be ok? and wont break so soon again.anyone think this will/wont be ok.

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    for what it costs i would change both and i wouldnt even consider using second hand springs as the oem springs are known for failing and causing other damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    nows the time to get yourself a set of eibach or pi springs
    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzy2006 View Post
    for what it costs i would change both and i wouldnt even consider using second hand springs as the oem springs are known for failing and causing other damage

    here here altho he's already bought some oem from a 2008 veccy

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