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Tue May 17, 2011 5:48 pm

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suzukivit1 wrote:lol you can let me know then hehe
No, I can't, as I have calmini arms! =)) =))

Why buy them then.? Hm are you planning somthing?
1. because I'm expecting the calmini springs to sag any minute now (and even if mine don't, a bunch of us have been trying to find replacement front springs for the calmini kit anyway)

2. if they are no good for me, I'll pass them on to someone else who could try them on a standard vit.

3. They were cheap. #-o


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Tue May 17, 2011 5:49 pm

:-h
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Tue May 17, 2011 5:51 pm

kevin wrote::-h

=))


Crikey, the vultures got here quick... :))
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Tue May 17, 2011 8:19 pm

Mmmmm merc springs.

You called?

What you need to know?
Done two on them now, my one for a successful year or so.
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Tue May 17, 2011 8:26 pm

C180s any good?

Or is it only the 200/300?
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I've only tried the older merc springs.

Couldn't do any harm to try them, or give me some measures and i'll compare them.
I did think that on the c180 onward, merc did make an effort to get the cars to handle, unlike the old ones.
From that, they maybe stiffer.
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Tue May 17, 2011 8:44 pm

Well, I've got a set in the post, so I'll let you know!
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Wed May 18, 2011 7:34 am

Munkee wrote:
suzukivit1 wrote:lol you can let me know then hehe
No, I can't, as I have calmini arms! =)) =))
you can i want to know if they are are too harsh looking for something a lil better than std springs with spacers
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pass them on to me if they dont work :)
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suzukivit1 wrote:
Munkee wrote:
suzukivit1 wrote:lol you can let me know then hehe
No, I can't, as I have calmini arms! =)) =))
you can i want to know if they are are too harsh looking for something a lil better than std springs with spacers
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pass them on to me if they dont work :)
Gotcha :ympeace:

I think Kev has already 'bagsied' them if I don't like them? :))
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Wed May 18, 2011 9:22 pm

lol ok no probs
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Sun May 22, 2011 7:03 pm

Springs arrived yesterday.

They look to be the same as 200/300 springs, albeit one coil less. :-?

However, as these were secondhand, they came with the rubber Merc spring seats, which I reckon will make them fit the Vitara chassis mount better... it's one of the reasons I hasn't completely sold on the idea.

Anyway, They'll be going on my calmini & Derv truck later in the week. I won't cut anything off, and it should tell us if they're any good for the calmini sagging springs syndrome.

This picture shows some Ironman 2" lift springs, 200/300 Merc springs with 2 coils cut off, and the C180s.

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I reckon they're a close match in length to the Calmini springs, but with a more progressive wind.
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Sun May 22, 2011 10:57 pm

looks good steve let me know how they go did the axle end arrive ok?
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Mon May 23, 2011 4:19 pm

suzukivit1 wrote:looks good steve let me know how they go did the axle end arrive ok?
colin
Perfect ta, that's why you've got Karma! :)) :))
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Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:45 pm

Munkee wrote:Image
What Merc springs will fit my Vitara and will they fit into the standard wishbone?

how much lift will these give a vitara?
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