Strut and Spring HELP

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Strut and Spring HELP

Post by PaulB » Sat May 16, 2009 1:07 pm

Hi people
One of my coil springs broke (about a 3'' at the end). The bottom support for the spring rusted and fell down. I am having a devil of a time finding a replacement at a reasonable cost. Dealer wants 135 each just for the springs. I wouldn't mind a kit to do all four wheels. Any recommendations? 1992 cab. Thanks for the help. Front drivers side

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Re: Strut and Spring HELP

Post by Briano1234 » Sat May 16, 2009 6:47 pm

That is the spring perch that broke your best bet for a factory ride is locating a strut tube and spring in the wrecking yard, or doing coil overs.

If the one side went, then the other will probably follow.

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Re: Strut and Spring HELP

Post by sixsracing » Sat May 16, 2009 9:19 pm

Shine Racing Services for the springs. They are a little stiffer than stock but retain stock ride height.

Brian is correct about the strut housings. Junk yard is probably the best bet for the money. They don't need to come off a cabby, Mk1's are nearly all the same, internal or externally threaded is about the only difference I remember.
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