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Offline gnonyx

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Front spring OEM Replacement
« on: November 26 2020, 05:00:56 PM »
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Steve, I know talked about front coil spring replacement, but being I'm in the process of replacing lower A-frame bushings and both ball joints, then why not replace the coil spring with new ones.
My question which one is better quality made, and would also be a direct stock OEM replacement?
1 - Moog 5606 coil spring
2 - LESJÖFORS 4112150
3 - ACDELCO 45H0111
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 26 2020, 07:02:29 PM »
I don't have a clue.  I don't think Moog is as widely regarded as it once was.  the cheaper AC springs are not well regarded either and I have no idea about the Swedish contender.  They are highly rated on Amazon for BMWs

This sounds like an opportunity for Earl to tell us they are all chinese and to use something else :D I have Eibachs on my GN which lower the car about an inch and Moogs on T from 20 years ago.
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 26 2020, 07:47:48 PM »
I don't have a clue.  I don't think Moog is as widely regarded as it once was.  the cheaper AC springs are not well regarded either and I have no idea about the Swedish contender.  They are highly rated on Amazon for BMWs

This sounds like an opportunity for Earl to tell us they are all chinese and to use something else :D I have Eibachs on my GN which lower the car about an inch and Moogs on T from 20 years ago.

Thanks Steve good to hear from you, and I was thinking about Moog 5606, but just wanted to know if the others were better or cheaper.
Thanks again
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 26 2020, 09:16:13 PM »
I have another question, are rears coil spring Variable Rate Springs or Constant Rate?
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #4 on: November 27 2020, 08:21:30 AM »
OEM front and rear springs are constant rate.  Back in the day MOOG 5606 was the choice for replacement. Now they and most others are garbage. They will need to be replaced often. I never heard of  LESJÖFORS. Look around on other Gbody boards and see want others have success and happy with within the last year or two.
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #5 on: November 28 2020, 11:25:45 PM »
Damn - that Lesjöfors company has been in business since 1675. :O
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #6 on: November 29 2020, 12:58:55 AM »
The two GN at my house had cargo spring. Was that option our someone installed?
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #7 on: November 29 2020, 06:39:41 AM »
Someone put them there but not the factory. Variable rate is nice for ride but hooking one up on the street or strip is difficult with them . 
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #8 on: November 29 2020, 07:40:10 AM »
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #9 on: November 29 2020, 07:53:29 AM »
I wanna know where you guys found the umlauts on your keyboards :tongue
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #10 on: November 29 2020, 11:24:28 AM »
right next to the Umiaks and Inuits on the keyboard
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Re: Front spring OEM Replacement
« Reply #11 on: November 29 2020, 11:43:20 AM »
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I wanna know where you guys found the umlauts on your keyboards
Copy and Paste works the best. ;)
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