Calmini spring replacement *POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE*

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Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:53 pm

they look like merc springs ???
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:18 pm

vitara_mad wrote:they look like merc springs ???
Shhhhh...

Hehe, yes, but i didn't want to confuse matters until I knew if they work or not.

:))

From a 230e W124

The American option was 3" coilover springs from FOA... 550Lb 16" springs, but you'll need to fidle the top mount a little as they have no pigtail. $75 per spring, plus $72 postage, plus customs etc...

If these don't work I'll be looking at the airbags still...

:(|)
mud and diesel wrote: ...turns out ive got a robins nest in my overalls, with a chick in so im going to have to leave the little sod for the next 2 weeks
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Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:19 pm

Will be interesting to see if these work!!

I'm just running the Calmini springs then added the B4V spacers when i fitted the diesel engine. I haven't had any problems yet but I've only used it offroad twice so far since.
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Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:47 pm

ive had the exact same springs on my last vit but not with a calmini kit & they worked well for me :-bd
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Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:50 am

They work.

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Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:23 pm

Russy196 wrote:They work.
Yus, but do they work with calmini arms...?...

:-??
mud and diesel wrote: ...turns out ive got a robins nest in my overalls, with a chick in so im going to have to leave the little sod for the next 2 weeks
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Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:19 pm

Munkee wrote:
Russy196 wrote:They work.
Yus, but do they work with calmini arms...?...

:-??

There's only one way to find out!!! Get them fitted!!!!
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Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:15 pm

Dan2020 wrote:There's only one way to find out!!! Get them fitted!!!!
I'll have to get the kit fitted first then =))

no time this side of christmas though :(( :((

I'm actually contemplating fitting the kit in stages, just to get the ruddy stuff fitted!!

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mud and diesel wrote: ...turns out ive got a robins nest in my overalls, with a chick in so im going to have to leave the little sod for the next 2 weeks
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Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:07 pm

Have You managed to get these springs fitted yet or could you tell me where you got them from?

I need to do something with mine got the other parts to fix it so might aswell get the springs 2.
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Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:33 pm

Sorry Ped, these won't be going on any time soon.

I'll dig out the ebay link in a mo - having computer probs here.

I can't guarantee these will work though, I was just happy to give it a go at that price.
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Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:21 pm

So how much needs cutting off the merc springs?
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Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:36 pm

ped87 wrote:So how much needs cutting off the merc springs?
That's part of the reason mine haven't gone on Ped, quite a lot (2 coils?) need to be but off to get a 3" lift on regular arms, but it's gonna be trial and error on the calmini arms.

Fit
measure
chop
fit
measure
chop
etc
:-s
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Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:48 pm

Well surely the spring seats on the calmini arms sit lower than standered arms so leave some on...??

Looking at getting some to try did you get a pair for £33?
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Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:05 pm

Calmini arms make getting springs off dead easy, axle stand under chassis, undo the three nuts next to the ball joint and A arm falls away (fast) so get a jack under it and lower it down. chop a tad off the spring , jack back uo and re fasten, 10 minute job.

And yes calmini arms will need longer springs, but as its an A arm set up 10mm of spring , doesnt equate to 10mm of lift (its probably about double) due to the laws of physics.

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Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:04 pm

Munkee wrote:Sorry Ped, these won't be going on any time soon.

I'll dig out the ebay link in a mo - having computer probs here.

I can't guarantee these will work though, I was just happy to give it a go at that price.
Hey Munkee, have you still got the link for these, might give it a go myself seeing as they were quite cheap!
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