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Hi, I need to know what the standard size is for front springs in an xy gs. I have bought a pair of pedders lowered racing springs and they are 285mm in height.
I am just wondering if thats too low?
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Re: Xy Springs

You need to know far more than the free height. ie
Spring rate
No. of coils
Coil diameter
wire diameter

Best way would be to install them and wait for them to settle. You can always shim them to make the car higher.

How stiff are they? Some race springs for XY's are 600 and some 1300 lb/inch. It depends on how the car is set up.
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Re: Xy Springs

Thanks for replying
The springs are have a diameter of 18.2mm and the height 285mm. Thats all i know. They are super heavy duty racing springs so they are very stiff. My car has a straight 6 so they would sit even higher and I dont want my car so low it scrapes all the time. I attached a photo of the springs and they are apparently 2.5- 3 " lower than normal. Do you think it will work out nicely after i get some new shocks and lowering blocks for the back?
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Re: Xy Springs

If you have the Pdders part number, I can give you the vehicle ride height from their catalogue.
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Sorry, I dont have the part number the guy i bought it off lost the reciept and doesnt know what part number. THANKS ANY WAY
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Thanks for replying
The springs are have a diameter of 18.2mm and the height 285mm. Thats all i know. They are super heavy duty racing springs so they are very stiff. My car has a straight 6 so they would sit even higher and I dont want my car so low it scrapes all the time. I attached a photo of the springs and they are apparently 2.5- 3 " lower than normal. Do you think it will work out nicely after i get some new shocks and lowering blocks for the back?
THANKS
Put them aside and wait until you have a cleveland and you are going to put the car on the circuit.
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