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    Fractured suspension spring !!!!!!!!

    Lets hope i can get a set today .... not Vx though

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    Surprise surprise good time to lower

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    Yeah gonna try and get the springs today,

    I dont have the tools to do it ....................... anyone close that does

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    Too much back end weight in those drifting moves .........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Too much back end weight in those drifting moves .........................
    I shall get the Mrs to sit in the front from now on

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    Which went, front or rear spring?
    Remember to replace both (front-front or rear-rear)
    If you are changing manufacturer then it is recommended to change all four
    On completion to then have a full geometry check carried out

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Which went, front or rear spring?
    Remember to replace both (front-front or rear-rear)
    If you are changing manufacturer then it is recommended to change all four
    On completion to then have a full geometry check carried out
    I would agree if your driving in todays F1 in China but for ordinary road use stick to replacing them in axle pairs. Simple change of a pair of springs shouldn't affect the geometry of the car. Unless you have some spare cash to throw away - keep it simple and don't fix it if it ain't broke - just done front springs on my 04 1.9 estate dead simple about £35 a piece KYB make from Sutton Autospares in Nottingham -Good Luck

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    Springs should always be done in pairs.

    As a spring wears/gets old it looses its tension so it will compress different to a new spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Springs should always be done in pairs.

    As a spring wears/gets old it looses its tension so it will compress different to a new spring.

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