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Old 08-19-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Putting stock springs back in... which ones are which?

I'm having a tough time figuring out which springs are for the front and which are for the rear. One has a green and yellow dot, the other has purple and orange. I've been searching for the past 20 minutes but every single thread has "stock" and "springs" in them.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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The front springs are shorter in height than the rears.. for my wagon anyway, same in a sedan ?
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
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Yep, fronts are always shorter.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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They're the same friggin height... nothing seems to be going right today. I may smash my face through a brick wall out of frustration.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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due to uncertain weather conditions I had no choice but to put the Prodrive springs back on. I'll try again next weekend or maybe I'll just pay a shop to take everything (sways, endlinks, springs) at once and put the stock parts back on.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:19 PM   #6
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I still need to know the answer to this question so that I can tackle the job next weekend.
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:03 PM   #7
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Did you actually try 'offering up' the spring to the strut and/or tophat? The front and rear spring perches have noticeably different diameters - it should be quite obvious that one does not fit t'other.
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Exactly. The rears have a much smaller diameter on top than the fronts.

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Old 08-20-2007, 10:41 PM   #9
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yea match them up to the tophats and u will find ur answer.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:23 PM   #10
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I started with the rear springs. I lined both stock springs on the lower strut perch and neither seemed to sit perfectly, IMO. Eventhough they seem to be the same height, one has coils that are spaced apart more. I will find a pic of stock springs and post them. Give me a minute.
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A front spring will only fit on a rear lower perch if it is upside down (i.e. \ / rather than / \) - and then it would obviously NOT fit the rear UPPER perch - which has the smallest diameter of the lot.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:19 PM   #12
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I think I'm going to take springs from each side of the car off first instead of both rears, then both fronts so that I can compare.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:05 PM   #14
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I checked the springs sitting my shelf here are the color dots

Left Rear: Yellow and Red
Right Rear: Red and Purble
Fonts: Green and Yellow on 1 coil with an orange dot on the coil above.

Oh these are for a wagon BTW

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