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Old 11-17-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
John Robertson
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springs again

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 .


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Old 11-18-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
John Robertosn
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Re: springs again

THANKS GUYS btw my front sway bar is only 21 mm and my rear 19 mm thought
they would be thicker .So maybe a heavier sway bar and wagon springs will
tighten it up .
"Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
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> 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.
>
> --
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
>
> Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
> (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)



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