new front springs for 1989 cabby

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docdangerous
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What year is your cabby?: 1989
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes

new front springs for 1989 cabby

Post by docdangerous » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:32 pm

hi all i have taken apart the front end of a car i picked up , It was totally without any front damping , the spring does not even touch the upper spring seat , i did not need a spring compressor . Is the insert that blown out ? i am thinking it may be a lowering spring . is there a list of uninstalled spring heights for the cabby that i may use to determine if it is indeed a lowering spring ? I do not want a lowered ride height just new stock .Is there another listing for replacement springs , i.e. can use rabbit springs from 84 etc, scirocco , jetta? thanks for any help , i have new inserts coming but have to decide on springs and find a set . i would be open to swapping the lowering spring , which is in fine shape for a set of good non drooping stockers .

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What year is your cabby?: 1992
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Re: new front springs for 1989 cabby

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:28 am

I don't know the real height, but some folks have been know to cut them to lower them.

You can get new springs from germanautoparts.com and they aren't that much more then a junkyard.
Any MK1 Rabbit, Sirocco, and Cabriolets will work, and they made Cabriolets up to 1993

Here are some of the part numbers that you get from the ETKA.

161411105F coil spring
161411105F 951
1 paint mark / use for: / white/brown paint marks / also use:
white brown 1,2,3 >>15-F-035000 171 411 139, 171 411 140 /

161411105E coil spring
161411105E 952
2 paint marks / 1 paint mark / use for: / white/yellow paint marks
white yellow 2,1 /


171411105G coil spring
171411105G 951
1 paint mark / use for: / blue paint marks
blue 1,2 /

171411105G 953
3 paint marks / use for: / blue paint marks
blue 3 /


171411105H coil spring
171411105H 952
2 paint marks / use for: / green paint marks
green 2,3 /


171411105J coil spring
171411105J 952
2 paint marks / use for: / white paint marks
white 2,3

http://www.germanautoparts.com/Volkswag ... sion/351/1


Here is a snap of my strut with new cartridge mount with original spring.
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Here is the strut mounted, and showing the paint code.
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