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250mm drum upgrade - installation HELP (spring related)

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In an effort to get a little more balanced braking, but still fit the stock steelies, I ordered the IE 250mm (320i) rear drum upgrade. I have benefitted from a couple writeups, but came across an issue, and need some quick help. 

 

I am putting things bact together, and preparing to put the “b$## of a spring” on the new linings/backing plates, but the new backing plate doesn’t have the same lip to hold the spring that you find on the 2002 version (pictured).

 

? - Do I use it anyway (though it seems it would need the lip to keep from springing everything off), or need a different spring?

 

TIA

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After more digging, it looks like it is a different spring, and I am pretty disappointed that IE didn’t include that with the kit.  Nothing like gearing up for a project, and getting jammed up over a screwed up order

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One last thing on this - There appear th be retention clips on the linings as well (also not currently in my parts pile). I found a good image of what I am shooting for:

 

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I’ll be glad when I have it screwed back together, and hope it was worth the PITA.  On a lighter note, I DID get the new drums painted nicely with BBQ paint. No more rust peeking through. 

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