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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #45 on: 29 November 2017, 00:00:57 »



I fitted a pair of standard spec rear springs as recommended by yourself (cant remember the brand at the minute) and imo the rear end feels just right now. Not too soft like s/l springs but not too stiff to interfere with ride comfort.  :y


mine's the same. The ordinary springs are much easier to find and cheaper than S/L ones too.

Do I read this right ? ... standard springs with self levelling shocks to keep the SL aspect, or do you mean fully replace with standard items ??

SL is VERY useful with the tin tent so I'd prefer to keep it ... :)


S/L shocks with standard springs. The springs hold the car up like they should, so the S/L doesn't have to work as hard. The ride is slightly firmer, but that's a good trade off for losing the wallowy back end. I paid about £90 for all four estate springs; less than one standard rear spring from many UK suppliers.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #46 on: 29 November 2017, 00:24:41 »

Same here. S/L shocks with standard spec springs.  :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #47 on: 29 November 2017, 00:30:48 »

Plod estate spec the same: Standard or HD springs according to order and self levelling shocks.

Unbeatable combination imho :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #48 on: 29 November 2017, 00:33:35 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
Depends whats fitted. There is a lot of shite out there, plus also if the OP has SL springs, choices are limited.
Given the amount of towing, SL springs would be a brave choice :-\

I fitted a pair of standard spec rear springs as recommended by yourself (cant remember the brand at the minute) and imo the rear end feels just right now. Not too soft like s/l springs but not too stiff to interfere with ride comfort.  :y


mine's the same. The ordinary springs are much easier to find and cheaper than S/L ones too.

Do I read this right ? ... standard springs with self levelling shocks to keep the SL aspect, or do you mean fully replace with standard items ??

SL is VERY useful with the tin tent so I'd prefer to keep it ... :)

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90537.0

Pic towards the end of the topic shows how the car sits with standard springs, self level shocks.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #49 on: 29 November 2017, 09:53:20 »

Thanks for the info  :y :y I'll probably go that way in the spring .. :) ... seems easier than trying to clean up springs !!
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #50 on: 29 November 2017, 11:25:05 »

I fitted Sachs standard spec springs on the rear of mine as advised by DG. Bought then from caroparts4less ebay shop for£60 the pair.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #51 on: 29 November 2017, 13:37:10 »

I fitted standard springs with SL shocks many, many years ago (possibly the first one of us to do it :-\) and it made the back end a little better IMO.  :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #52 on: 29 November 2017, 13:53:30 »

I intend to put S/L shocks back on the back of 3.2 when current GM ones expire/start leaking, as if I do go LPG the S/L would be nice benefit.

Trouble is I've never run the S/L pump in my entire ownership of the car  :-\

The shocks still going strong  :o
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #53 on: 29 November 2017, 14:51:51 »

I fitted standard springs with SL shocks many, many years ago (possibly the first one of us to do it :-\) and it made the back end a little better IMO.  :y

I'm pretty sure you were indeed the first.  :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #54 on: 29 November 2017, 16:30:21 »

Whatever you do, don't attempt the lowered springs (MV6 or aftermarket Irmscher/Eibach etc), as that doesn't work well. At all.

I found standard springs with SL shocks naffed up the handling a little bit, but suspect the OP doesn't drive to that extent. Plus mine was a tractor, so had different front springs anyway.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #55 on: 29 November 2017, 16:32:04 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D
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« Reply #56 on: 29 November 2017, 16:34:00 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #57 on: 29 November 2017, 16:39:52 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y
I must find a facepalm smiley...

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #58 on: 29 November 2017, 16:42:46 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y
I must find a facepalm smiley...

 ::)

I'd wager many people only change them, when they fail an MOT due to fluid leak....
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #59 on: 29 November 2017, 16:45:54 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y
I must find a facepalm smiley...

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I'd wager many people only change them, when they fail an MOT due to fluid leak....

I have to say, I've only changed from the original rear shocks in the last year or so and I was hard pressed to tell any difference from the driver's seat.
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