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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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03XT suspension

Morning all,

I have an 03XT with all the Prodrive bits I could throw at it, the problem is my self levelling rear drivers side is leaking and has to be replaced. I have a set of rear KYB s that I brought a few years back, had fitted and took off again due to the saggy rear end. Anyway, due to financial constraints this time I am not going to replace the self levellers but stick on the KYBs.

Can anyone tell me where I should go for the correct springs to keep the car at the standard ride height? All the threads I have found involve dropping the car etc, that's not what I want. Also, do I need to specify what lbs springs I require??? This seems a bit of a minefield.

I intend to replace all four springs but only the rear struts. Is there anything I should change 'while I m in there' ?????? Remember that I m not exactly loaded at the moment before you all suggest 'change everything' !!! The car has 130k miles on the clock.

Thanks in advance!

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If its any help I have a full set of kybs with springs for sale in the marketplace for not much more than a set of springs.

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^ I can vouch for these. They will improve the handling too without affecting the ride unduly (progressive rate springs).

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Ben, you have pm.
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Ben, you have pm.
Not yet I don't......!

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Oh dear, someone does then!!!!! I ll resend it.
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