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Post Can anyone remember
Does anyone remember the model of Mercedes that you use the springs from to do a 3 inch lift. I've had them one before but can't remember the model to get new ones.


Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:45 pm
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Post Re: Can anyone remember
What are you trying to lift?

For a 2door 1992 Vitara, I got mine from euro spares for a 1998 c180.
They worked fine, I believe I cut some off one end to get the best fit.
Don't think it gave 3" of lift tho, more like 2".

If its a Vitara you are after lifting, the best way might be to find a set of Grand Vitara springs and put some spacers on top.

If its a Grand Vitara you are trying to lift, then Merc springs may not work as well, as I believe the GV springs are around 1.5" longer than Vitara springs to start with.


Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:05 pm
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It's the old vitara. I got the merc springs as I was told you can use them to replace calmini springs when their knackered. But you have to cut 1 coil off them. Which I did and it worked great. But I went to replace them with some 3 inch springs and they were terrible, it sat lower And like sided. So I'm to put the merc ones back on but thought i would get new ones. But can't remember the model. It was something like 180E but unsure.


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The anonymity of forums makes me laugh. You know the truck Matt, white Vitara? Hits river crossings too fast?


Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:58 pm
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Post Re: Can anyone remember
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13083&hilit=calmini+spring&start=30

or

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14285&p=123700&hilit=calmini+spring#p123700

I'm still running the C180 springs with nowt chopped off (calmini & heavy Diesel)

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Post Re: Can anyone remember
ubermeister wrote:
The anonymity of forums makes me laugh. You know the truck Matt, white Vitara? Hits river crossings too fast?


Thought he might have seen the light and bought a GV... :)


Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:10 am
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nacho001 wrote:
ubermeister wrote:
The anonymity of forums makes me laugh. You know the truck Matt, white Vitara? Hits river crossings too fast?


Thought he might have seen the light and bought a GV... :)



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Munkee wrote:
http://www.shropshire-suzuki.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13083&hilit=calmini+spring&start=30

or

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14285&p=123700&hilit=calmini+spring#p123700

I'm still running the C180 springs with nowt chopped off (calmini & heavy Diesel)


What year and engine size for the C180?


Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 pm
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1998 1.8


Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:23 pm
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I've got vitara 3 inch lwb diesel springs from Jimnybits on bow and the ride is so much better and the height is level all round. :-bd


Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:47 pm
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