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16 Jun 2020 19:29 #223644 by Lambert
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Whatcha. I'm beginning to think that I could have need of some new road springs as these aren't dealing with irregularities well any more. Standard height obviously and not genuine as Suzuki price is unnecessarily high. My track springs are suplex and I would use them but they are obscenely hard for using on the road because they are for cornering at silly speeds on circuits. So as far as I can see it's either suplex or kyb or unbranded rubbish unless I have missed something?

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16 Jun 2020 20:05 #223645 by sniper
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I fitted new KYB standard springs when I first got my car Lambert.... They were fine for a road car and a big improvement on the knackered original springs......

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16 Jun 2020 20:20 #223647 by Lambert
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You have been in Dreadnaught with the current springs in it and will remember how composed she was. However now with the increasing deterioration of the roads round here she is starting to become just a little unsettled by some of the more severe cases that went largely unnoticed previously. I'm just thinking that a refresher might help. When I was in tread lightly was that with the kyb springs or did they come after that?

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17 Jun 2020 06:45 #223657 by X8GGY
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I've got a pair of front Suplex springs here Lambert?

I fitted them to the rear of the buggy but then swapped them for JB 2" lift springs recently, so they are as new un-used...



One on the right in this photo, the one on the left is the JB rear lift spring...

£30 for the pair including postage if it helps?...

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17 Jun 2020 07:33 #223659 by Lambert
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Yes please! Direct me to your PayPal and I will forward funds. Cheers!

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17 Jun 2020 07:49 #223660 by Scimike
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I am reading this with interest as I will also be a standard spring length customer one day, so it's good to know what's good and whats not.

Lambert - I assume you currently have Suzuki OEM springs, interested in your impressions of the ride quality with the superflex fitted and also if they lift or drop the vehicle over the standard in any way.

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17 Jun 2020 08:00 #223661 by sniper
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Lambert wrote: You have been in Dreadnaught with the current springs in it and will remember how composed she was. However now with the increasing deterioration of the roads round here she is starting to become just a little unsettled by some of the more severe cases that went largely unnoticed previously. I'm just thinking that a refresher might help. When I was in tread lightly was that with the kyb springs or did they come after that?


Looks like your sorted now (got to love the community on this forum) but just to answer, when we met in Ripon, the car had KYB springs, on 15mm seats.

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17 Jun 2020 08:02 #223662 by Lambert
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I already use suplex for my track springs and they have been great especially for the cost but they have probably only had a hundred miles on them. Certainly they have not given me cause to have concerns about them as road springs.

I do expect to see some lift over current as Dreadnaught is maybe half an inch lower than the Spare Jimny just because of a hundred and five thousand miles.

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17 Jun 2020 08:12 #223663 by Lambert
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Lambert wrote: You have been in Dreadnaught with the current springs in it and will remember how composed she was. However now with the increasing deterioration of the roads round here she is starting to become just a little unsettled by some of the more severe cases that went largely unnoticed previously. I'm just thinking that a refresher might help. When I was in tread lightly was that with the kyb springs or did they come after that?


Looks like your sorted now (got to love the community on this forum) but just to answer, when we met in Ripon, the car had KYB springs, on 15mm seats.

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Ok that is useful to know. Just need a pair of rears. The listing I have stated the kyb rears as heavy duty which is probably marketing bs as they are the same spec as the factory ones.

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17 Jun 2020 08:33 #223666 by Busta
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I've never replaced the springs, so how do these standard height aftermarket springs compensate for the lean? Do they have a longer OSF spring like the lift kits or a softer NSR spring like Suzuki use?

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17 Jun 2020 09:34 #223670 by X8GGY
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Lambert wrote: Yes please! Direct me to your PayPal and I will forward funds. Cheers!


You have a PM sir ;)

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17 Jun 2020 11:04 #223672 by Lambert
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Busta wrote: I've never replaced the springs, so how do these standard height aftermarket springs compensate for the lean? Do they have a longer OSF spring like the lift kits or a softer NSR spring like Suzuki use?


Dunno. My track springs require a 15mm spacer to correct for being 2 pairs. What these kyb and standard suplex do I don't know.

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