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    Default URGENT Rear spring size

    I got a set of klein springs delivered tuesday, went to fit them last night, and there quite a bit shorter than the ones that I took out, the ones delivered are 258mm, but I estimate the ones I have on now are close to 300mm. (forgot to measure them before I put it back in as I was in a hurry to pick the wife up from work)

    Does anyone know what size they should be. as I do not know if the springs I have in at the moment are even GM ones...

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    dont the klein springs give a 40mm drop? (sure that was mentioned on here before). So that would be about correct

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    I'm not to sure pal, they were stated as standard replacement (non lowering)

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    Not good, need to find out for sure what size springs I have fitted now, just hope it don't rain between now and 5 tonight..

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    The amount of compression when fitted may be a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBilly View Post
    The amount of compression when fitted may be a factor.
    Best thing to do (may take time) is on the rear measure the top of the wheel arch to the floor when car is on normal springs, then change out for the new springs and again measure the same distance. That will tell you what the difference is.

    If you've got all four springs then as long as you don't mind a low rider it'll be fine.

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    fitted some KYB rear springs on my dti,exactly same as yours so measured wheel arch gap before and after,amazing but got exact same measurement with shorter new springs fitted.
    tommy

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