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Need new front springs - can they be sourced from other car?


Juel72

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Hi,

I an sourcing parts form a front end rebuild. The car (2002 from 75) needs new front springs.

The sad thing is that I am on a tight budget.

Can the springs be sourced from a different car maybe from a complete other brand. And maybe cut down in length a coil or two

Any suggestions ?

B/R

Juel

www.buen40.dk

1975 BMW 2002 Twin Weber

2000 VW Passat TDI

1999 Nissan Micra (wife's shopping cart)

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no -

only from another 1600 - 2002

tight budget? leave the originals till you hit LOTO

or place a FREE ad over in the classified section

"WANTED - FREE springs - Need Help"

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Well if there are no 2002's in junkyards in your neck of the woods in Denmark I don't see why you couldn't adapt another spring to fit. The three key parameters are diameter, spring rate and length. Not sure if wire diameter matters. You need to make sure there will no coil bind under full compression.

With the wrong spring rate your handling and ride will be terrible. So, you first need to figure out the right spring rate and length combination from potential donor cars. Someone here likely has stock 2002 spring rates handy. However, if you are sourcing used springs from a junkyard car they are likely going to be softer than original spec (which you will have had to research first to know what to look for). You would want to have the used springs tested for actual spring rate, which is going to cost a few $, if you can find a local shop that can test spring rates.

Best of luck, Fred '74tii

--Fred

'74tii (Colorado) track car

'69ti (Black/Red/Yellow) rolling resto track car

'73tii (Fjord....RIP)

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