"beamendsltd" <email@example.com> wrote in message
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> "Rory Manton" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Just thinking about fitting parabolic springs to Daisy my 109 Series
>> Paddock quote £115 ish for a set of rear springs and £75ish for a set of
>> front springs but they don't say for which type of series/
>> Is it one type fitts all or do I need to add another £200 for the sin of
>> owning a Series One?
>> Thanks all.
> Assuming your Series I has the "standard" wide springs ( I think
> the narrow springs were long gone by then) then the parabolics will
> fit, they fit everything except narrow spring 80", on which only need
> the shackles changing anyway.
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Some while ago I fitted a new set of standard springs to my 88" series 1 and
it was really awful. This too was a case of same springs fit all swb except
early series 1. The trouble is that the series one is very light, so the
springs, which might be ok on a series 3 station wagon just seemed rock hard
on a soft top series 1. (Except when I had the back full of turf, then it
was wonderful, but you cannot go around with 1/2 ton of ballast all the
time). The problem was so bad - even after trying various shock absorbers
etc. that I have banished the series 1 to the depths of the barn and carry
on using on using a coil sprung LR. Perhaps I have now gone completely soft,
but I'd still like to run the series 1 on a sunny day. I have been
contemplating solving the problem by making a switch to parabolics, but have
been put off by the one size fits all type slogans, in case I run into the
same kind of problem again after parting with my cash. Since L-R were so
fussy about diesel / petrol rated springs and left and right hand, I would
really like to know more about what kind of weight vehicle the parabolics
best suit before making the commitment.