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    Can anyone confirm which way up rear springs go, is it the more tightly wound coils at the top or bottom? thanks for any help.

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    the springs are like this /// / / / / so the close ones go at the top?

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    i have 2 sets of motorcycle shox and on both the tightly wound coils are at the bottom,yes i know it is not a car but the way the spring works would be the same,in fact im almost certain they need the close coils at the bottom to work properly

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    but this pic which is the front suspension shows the tight coils at the top http://www.modyourcar.com.au/images/..._type_co_1.jpg

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    tighter coils to the top something to do with the weight not being so much on the axle which i suppose is true

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    having a look at various sites the fronts do tend to be tightly wound at the top,the rear can be either depending on where the driven wheels are,if you have a look at the spring is there any writing on it? this should tell you which way to fit the spring as you install it with the writing the right way up

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    I've done it now, I put the tighter ones at the top. It looks a bit high but will prob settle after a while. Its on an Omega I have just bought for towing with. Thanks for all the replys. Dave

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