Coil springs

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by flt.eng, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. flt.eng

    flt.eng Active Member

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    Can anyone comment, on the SACHS rear springs (for w211 e320 ;sports suspension:) Sold through Europarts. With the club discount, they seem a very good buy.
     
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    grober MB Master

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    SACHS are part of the ZF GROUP which includes Lemforder Boge et al should be fine.
     
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    No issues with quality but ...

    Your replacement spring specification depends on the options fitted to your car. Auto box is heavier so stronger springs may be needed. Air con, sunroof, larger engine, even a radio can add points to the equation used for specifying the spring rating. MB knows these things best but so do Sachs, Bilstein, H&R. Eibach and, doubtless, others.

    As long as you get this right, all should be well.

    To answer your original question, yes, Sachs is good stuff.

    RayH
     
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    flt.eng Active Member

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    Thanks for your reply & did realise all the implications for the spec. But good of you to remind me.
    You may be able to tell me, & it may sound stupid. But what are the indications, of a broken spring. I only found mine because I removed the rear wheel & was carrying out a general close inspection & cleaning.That I noticed the crack at the very bottom. I had not realised anything wrong in driving & it had just had an MOT. I think in these circumstances, There could be a lot of people, driving around unaware. I was.
     
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    Comments from others?

    I really can't say as the only broken spring I've ever been involved with was on my mum's Standard 10 in about 1962.

    Sorry.

    RayH
     
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    Sometimes you will be unaware of a broken spring.
    They often break close to the bottom end due to corrosion in this area.
    I had one recently on the W210 E300TD and was unaware of it until I spotted it.
     
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