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Smiffy
#1 Posted : 28 November 2018 18:08:55(UTC)
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I've an  NC 3.5 2.0l Sport tech.

She has just failed the MOT because of a broken spring.

Are these standard springs was my car lowered before I bought her.

As you can see she's on bilstein shocks.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4FEBPzZQedJjvGdo8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 Posted : 28 November 2018 18:27:08(UTC)
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It's hard to tell on that picture, what's the ride height?

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#3 Posted : 28 November 2018 18:59:57(UTC)
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Bilsteins were standard on this car - what does the obscured but clearly visible if photoed properly:-) label say?

I'd guess standard, original Bilstein - there are at least 2 variations so make sure you buy the correct type.   

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#4 Posted : 28 November 2018 19:13:06(UTC)
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The look pretty standard to me. Can you see any coloured paint marks on them

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#5 Posted : 28 November 2018 19:19:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MickAP Go to Quoted Post

It's hard to tell on that picture, what's the ride height?

On the other wheels, the measurement is 370mm from wheel center to wheel arch.

On the busted spring, the measurement is approx 360mm.

Af the front the gap between the wheel arch and the tyre is 80mm at the front and 60mm at the rear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#6 Posted : 28 November 2018 19:29:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roadster Robbie Go to Quoted Post

The look pretty standard to me. Can you see any coloured paint marks on them

I can't see any paint marks, but I would expect everything on the car to be standard based on what I know about the original owner.

So looks like I need a pair of these then...

 

https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/coil-spring-front-bilstein-convertible-mk35-p-4188.html

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 Posted : 28 November 2018 20:03:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Smiffy Go to Quoted Post

[quote=MickAP;759098]

It's hard to tell on that picture, what's the ride height?

On the other wheels, the measurement is 370mm from wheel center to wheel arch.

On the busted spring, the measurement is approx 360mm.

Af the front the gap between the wheel arch and the tyre is 80mm at the front and 60mm at the rear.

 The measurements you give suggest you have the standard Bilstein springs as, nothing has been changed to lower the car. Looks good for the link you give as replacements.

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by user 28 November 2018 20:07:02(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Current car...07 plate True Red Sport. MeisterR's, Colbalt rear box, Royal Steering Wheel retrim.
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