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    which way to fit progressive lowering springs correctly?

    I've just bought 30mm lowering springs for the front of my car to improve handling. Had it done by a garage and I am not sure if they were put on correctly? my car looks way too high at the front from what i can remember on stock springs and obviously I have bought the right springs. Was wondering if they have put the springs wrong way up or what? I've heard that progressive springs should be put where the coils are closer to each other on top not like the one on my car.

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    Original Poster

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2r7a4as.jpg
    http://i59.tinypic.com/vden1i.jpg

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    they look upside down to me

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    they look upside down to me



    Yeah I think too
    found this on google google.co.uk/sea…979

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    probably looks higher because the old springs would of collapsed a bit with age and the new lower springs are higher than the old ones

    Normally the tight wound end would be at the top. When they are designed the other way round they have a narrower spirel at the top.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    Normally the tight wound end would be at the top. When they are designed … Normally the tight wound end would be at the top. When they are designed the other way round they have a narrower spirel at the top.

    This is what they looked liked when i got them http://i62.tinypic.com/ankk1v.jpg both end have the same circumfurence are the same but other end has tighter wound

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    it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of the spring will always compress first

    I agree, shouldn't matter if they are same cup size each end...

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    whatsThePoint

    it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of the … it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of the spring will always compress first


    w4hsa

    I agree, shouldn't matter if they are same cup size each end...

    do you think i should justr wait and let them settle?

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    whatsThePoint

    it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of … it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of the spring will always compress first

    w4hsa

    I agree, shouldn't matter if they are same cup size each end...



    give it 20k miles and they should of started to collapse nicely

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    give it 20k miles and they should of started to collapse nicely

    damn lol had the car for over a year and a half only done 4k thats going to take some time... haha:|

    whatsThePoint

    it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of … it shouldn't matter which way up they are mounted, the weaker part of the spring will always compress first

    w4hsa

    I agree, shouldn't matter if they are same cup size each end...



    By having them this way round it will result is a crashy ride at lower speeds as they have already taken the laden weight or the car and are already fully compressed. When they are the other way round they will be more progressive at the rate they compress.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    By having them this way round it will result is a crashy ride at lower … By having them this way round it will result is a crashy ride at lower speeds as they have already taken the laden weight or the car and are already fully compressed. When they are the other way round they will be more progressive at the rate they compress.



    so which way is better? lol

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    By having them this way round it will result is a crashy ride at lower … By having them this way round it will result is a crashy ride at lower speeds as they have already taken the laden weight or the car and are already fully compressed. When they are the other way round they will be more progressive at the rate they compress.



    so having them around the other way makes the car lighter so it doesn't compress the springs so much

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    Don't forget to mention the modification to your insurance company

    The weight load during normal driving is the same which ever way they are mounted as to the ride height did you measure the vehicle with the old springs installed if not find a similar vehicle and measure it ?
    You will need to check tyre to wheel rim clearance especially on cornering and front spoiler clearance on roads with sleeping policemen

    Edited by: "arachnoid" 9th Jul 2014

    Springs do settle when first fitted.

    But that looks very high - are they the correct springs?

    Original Poster

    damo1972

    Don't forget to mention the modification to your insurance company

    dont worry I have only adds £2.50 a month extra or £30 if i pay full.


    mas99

    Springs do settle when first fitted.But that looks very high - are they … Springs do settle when first fitted.But that looks very high - are they the correct springs?

    Think it looks higher than normal because i got the rear lowered a bit too + 14inch alloys lol
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