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Old 11-15-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: springs again

John Robertson wrote:
> Can some one please tell me is it possible to fit the springs of a wagon
> into a sedan in an effort to tighten up the rear end on my 1990 turbo ?.Its
> not sagging just seems soft handling .As well with my wife son and myself
> ,an 82 litre tank full, its a bit low to the ground .Did the front end with
> gas shockers back one are fine just those springs dont seem taunt enough .I
> put 225 x50x 16 inch tyres on and they do a good job as my older Pirellis
> seemed to be hard with age as well as low on tread .The Fulda extremo at 38
> psi seem to grip well .Incidentally the Pirellis were 205x 55x 16 .
>
>



You can swap the springs, as I did, but the wagon springs don't feel
significantly harder than the sedan springs did so I'm not sure there's
any difference. On the 240 the wagon springs feel substantially stiffer.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: springs again

James Sweet wrote:
>
> John Robertson wrote:
> > Can some one please tell me is it possible to fit the springs of a wagon
> > into a sedan in an effort to tighten up the rear end on my 1990 turbo ?.Its
> > not sagging just seems soft handling .As well with my wife son and myself
> > ,an 82 litre tank full, its a bit low to the ground .Did the front end with
> > gas shockers back one are fine just those springs dont seem taunt enough .I
> > put 225 x50x 16 inch tyres on and they do a good job as my older Pirellis
> > seemed to be hard with age as well as low on tread .The Fulda extremo at 38
> > psi seem to grip well .Incidentally the Pirellis were 205x 55x 16 .
> >
> >

>
> You can swap the springs, as I did, but the wagon springs don't feel
> significantly harder than the sedan springs did so I'm not sure there's
> any difference. On the 240 the wagon springs feel substantially stiffer.


That's assuming he doesn't have a 760 sedan, which would have the
multilink rear suspension. In that case, the only choices are new
Nivomats or a kit from IPD (ipdusa.com). On the solid axle cars, wagon
springs are a good upgrade.

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