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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #30 on: 04 January 2019, 21:36:41 »

I read that front springs are weighted? Different left to right.

Does that mean if buying from say Germany, a pair should be used opposite to suggested. (As they are LHD)?
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #31 on: 04 January 2019, 22:29:58 »

It's because of the weight distribution under the bonnet on a LHD plus Driver. Given that the genuine GM springs aren't sided (the standard fronts and MV6 LSC aren't when you could buy replacements from VX) I think buying two of the  LHD Passenger side springs would be the most sensible option... I await others thoughts on this.....
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #32 on: 04 January 2019, 23:01:28 »

EPC shows 3 types of spring for the various options, all with different part numbers, which basically boil down to ...

1) LHD Right hand side
2) LHD Left hand side
3) RHD Same both sides

So chances are anything that is spec-ed for a LHD car won't be the 'correct' UK spec part. It's anyones guess what the difference is though. AIUI the LHD springs are different lengths either side, whilst the UK spec RHD springs are the same length both sides.
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #33 on: 04 January 2019, 23:20:25 »

Desmond front springs afaik aren't sided, so should serve as a guide for the correct length. V6 springs should be a similar length albeit at a different load weight... 1040kg vs 940 kg for the Desmond.

Thinking it through, the diesels have the higher rated springs for the extra weight, and being in line, won't have the lhd weight penalty on the left hookers, so Dti front springs will probably be a close match for the V6.

Also front springs are the same saloon or estate, the rears are different.
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #34 on: 05 January 2019, 09:03:16 »

When I got my Front springs from AGP,one was slightly longer than the other by around 10mm from memory.


As NickW did the work ,he would probably be the best person to advise on why side went where,but car does handle very well
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #35 on: 05 January 2019, 10:00:46 »

The fact that EPC lists different - who knows why, camber/crown, weight distribution, or the fact it was designed for LHD - would make me wary of sourcing from LHD countries.


Given the low cost, I'd match the brand you have for the rears, then job jobbed. Economically.
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #36 on: 05 January 2019, 12:51:16 »

The fact that EPC lists different - who knows why, camber/crown, weight distribution, or the fact it was designed for LHD - would make me wary of sourcing from LHD countries.


Given the low cost, I'd match the brand you have for the rears, then job jobbed. Economically.

Agreed. But struggling to source Sachs fronts, out of stock overwhere.  :-[

Seen on bay from Lithuania, hence question.
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #37 on: 06 January 2019, 18:45:02 »

You're in no hurry, so wait til the right ones come up
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Re: Suspension Options
« Reply #38 on: 09 January 2019, 11:06:41 »

Managed to source front pair from ECP, reasonable price, 88 for pair.

Rears are available easily, but fronts harder. Still cheaper than any price I found so far.
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