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    Are the 120 and 150 CDTI springs different for SRI models?

    Is there a lot of weight difference between the 2?

    I ask as I had a broken spring and it made the steering wheel go mental at 70+... I couldnt afford to replace both springs so had only the broken one changed. (All other springs are intact) So wondering if they gave me a 150 spring and not a 120?

    However, I still have the same wheel wobble and vague / wandering feeling on the motorway at 70+.

    I noticed when I had my wheels off that only 1 wheel has a balance weight on, are they all meant to have balance weights?

    I also had a rear wheel hub changed in the same week...

    As I have had the shock off and a rear hub replaced, has this changed the geometry of the car? Do I need to have the tracking etc changed? Do all the wheels need balancing?

    So confused and annoyed, my arms nearly shaken to death after a 150 mile drive!

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    They will only have weights if they needed them but more likely is that it's fallen off. Start with getting both fronts rebalanced. I think both the 120 and 150 have the same rated springs but there is a difference between the SRi and elite springs etc as some are softer for a more comfortable ride etc.

    It's also very bad practice to only fit one spring as one will be different to the other as its done more miles. Although not all agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    It's also very bad practice to only fit one spring as one will be different to the other as its done more miles. Although not all agree with this.
    I totally agree with that, I just couldn't afford to replace both at the same time.

    The spring I took off (Which had 4 breaks just in the rubber sleeve!) had 3 painted spots, the one I fitted had 4... I think? Is there anyway to tell the difference? I got it from a dealer so would hope it was the right one.

    I guess it'll just have to be a case of take it to get tracked etc and see what they say?

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    I really don't know but I do know dealers have fitted non Sri springs to sri's in the past. Hopefully somebody will know shortly.

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