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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:26 am 
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ssssoooooooooooo I am looking for springs for the vit, rather than listening to some cuonter drongo tell me I need something I dont I would rather figure out my own stuff

so would anybody have access to the magic book that lists the real specs of OME springs, like the spring rates and free heights of various vitara springs? I want to double check a rumour that some GV springs are the same rate as vit ones but taller :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Hi royce

i dont know about the spring rate but tails83 came over and we fitted some GV springs to his Lwb vitara and the GV springs would not seat properly as the top diamiter of the spring was smaller than a Vit. they only sat ok when the rubber cup was removed for a 5mm lift.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:09 pm 
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have 'the' book in front of me. not only are hieghts and loads different, but also the amount of coil wraps and bar diameter etc.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:44 pm 
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have 'the' book in front of me. not only are hieghts and loads different, but also the amount of coil wraps and bar diameter etc.


do yu have a scanner to the left or right of you :)

coils and dia dont bother me, only rates and free height

if you would be so kind to look up the vit and GV fronts, I'd be forever so grateful :) especially 959 vs 960 and 953 and 962 and 950 and and and :)

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:57 pm 
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1.6 swb front 290mm 440lb/in #951
1.6 swb rear 345mm 140lb/in #952

1.6 lwb front medium 300mm 440lb/in #960
1.6 lwb front heavy 285mm 540lb/in #953
1.6 lwb rear medium 335mm 180lb/in #954
1.6 lwb rear heavy 350mm 200lb/in #955

2.0 V6 lwb front medium 300mm 540lb/in #950
2.0 V6 lwb front heavy 310mm 540lb/in #959
2.0 V6 rear medium 335mm 180lb/in #954
2.0 V6 rear heavy 350mm 200lb/in #955

GV front medium 310mm 540lb/in #959
GV front heavy 320mm 540lb/in #962
GV rear 340mm 200lb/in #961

XL-7 front 330mm 500lb/in #956
XL-7 rear 370mm 210lb/in #968

I think I might have to try xl-7 fronts :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:28 am 
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what sort of rates are you after?....i only run stock vit wagon fronts in my yellow thing.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:36 am 
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I have some kind of aftermarket GV spring in it now, thought to be donbinsons but not sure.

if I assume that what I have is around 540 then a bit softer would be nice but not essential, I only have dual battery and steel bar to worry about, but like stiff suspension

what I do have is no higher than stock GV spring in there too, no idea what lift I have now over stock though but a bit too much :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:37 am 
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What about my custom front springs Royce.
Price is right :-)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:03 pm 
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I'll pay you just to watch you try and fit them :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:21 pm 
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LOL. You fitted them to my GV with my help. Would not sit tooooooooooooooooooooooo high in the front end.
bwhahahaah :-)

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:34 am 
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royce wrote:
I'll pay you just to watch you try and fit them :)



Royce....

Just curious as to whether u would know if an XL7 rear coil would fit into the rear of a '93 LWB Vitara?

I'm also looking into wanting a longer rear Coil spring so I can remove the spacer all together. Also, longer Coil Spring + Longer Shocky = hopefully better wheel travel (Got to sort out increasing the Bump stops though)

Do Dobinsons make a longer Coil for the '93 LWB Vit's

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:58 am 
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no idea on xl7 but I had stock GV rears in mine for a while and thoughthe top winding was a bit different it still fit fine

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:59 pm 
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no idea on xl7 but I had stock GV rears in mine for a while and thoughthe top winding was a bit different it still fit fine



Was there any Difference in the un-sprung length between the GV's & Vit Rear Coils??

I know the unsprung length of the KINGS is about 330mm

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:27 am 
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Would you happen to have the top and bottom diameters for the GV springs?

I have a mate who has some spare Vitara Calmini springs that I can try on my shorty GV. I already have OME springs/shocks and wonder if the Calmini springs will give me a little more height.

The calmini springs:

Front
Free standing height 360mm
Turns 12
Wire thickness 15mm

Rear
Free standing height 460mm
Turns 13
Wire 12mm
Diameter of top 90.5mm bottom 110mm

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:14 am 
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whos running ome 960 lwb springs in a swb vit? opinions on how it rides would be great?? i had lwb v6 king springs in my last vit and boi did it ride like shit lol. dont want to repeat the same mistake twice. but need some lift and generally the " lifted" swb (front) springs dont lift vits at all. will be running 952 swb rears.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:48 pm 
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TheOtherLeft wrote:
Would you happen to have the top and bottom diameters for the GV springs?


I can measure the Tough Dog GV ones I've just pulled out of my rear in the morning...

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:29 pm 
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found the answer im after. could of just read royces spring rate length chart :oops:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:24 am 
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Bruce wrote:
What about my custom front springs Royce.
Price is right :-)


Bruce, Did you have custom rears as well or just fronts?

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