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MK2 Tuscan Spring Rates

MK2 Tuscan Spring Rates

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glow worm

Original Poster:

4,127 posts

150 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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Spring stiffness (k) is a function of displacement, damping coeficient(c or B) is a function of velocity.

As they left the factory. Some early Tuscan MK2 left the factory with Harvey Bailey dampers before Bilsteins were used.

Sagaris geometry is different so you can not compare, just there for interest.

Post Aug'05 are for Targas and Convertibles.











Edited by glow worm on Thursday 1st November 15:24

NCE 61

2,282 posts

204 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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Thanks for posting this information, mine does have the correct 'Green' springs on the front, don't know why I thought they were white. The Sagaris certainly has a much higher spring rates!

Filos Hippos

459 posts

155 months

Friday 2nd November 2012
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How come the green and light blue ones on the lower shelf are longer then the others?

Or is this the difference between front and rear?

Thanks,
F.

glow worm

Original Poster:

4,127 posts

150 months

Friday 2nd November 2012
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I guess difference between light and dark blue is because a "S"ports setup would have a lower ride height on the rears along with the stiffer springs ... but I am just guessing.
I would get rid of the "white" ones and check your rears are Bilstein dampers and not Harvey Bailey. I am told the white ones were found to be way too soft on the rear.

Edited by glow worm on Friday 2nd November 09:52

Filos Hippos

459 posts

155 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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Hi Keith,

thanks for info. How can I tell the shocks are bilstein or harvey?

Are the billies always yellow? Mine are black.


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fredd1e

612 posts

143 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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Filos Hippos said:
Hi Keith,

thanks for info. How can I tell the shocks are bilstein or harvey?

Are the billies always yellow? Mine are black.

Looks like a Harvey Bailey as billies usually have the logo on the bottom ala this pic from RG
http://www.thetvrshop.com/pop_image.asp?image=PTVR D0939587.jpg

Filos Hippos

459 posts

155 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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Nitrons it is then...

glow worm

Original Poster:

4,127 posts

150 months

Tuesday 6th November 2012
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The early Billies fitted were black with blue label and etching, Harvey Bayleys were redish orange under the grime.



Filip , What colour were the front springs ?

Edited by glow worm on Tuesday 6th November 14:25

Filos Hippos

459 posts

155 months

Tuesday 6th November 2012
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Hi,

fronts were green...

glow worm

Original Poster:

4,127 posts

150 months

Tuesday 6th November 2012
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I am sure the Nitrons will improve the handling... But if the bump steer you refer to, is what I suffered.... The car darting into to kerb if I hit a pothole going into a corner... Raising the rack certainly made it better,,, I tried spacers and they made no difference and are now off the car.

PS. We have lots of potholes on British 'A' roads ... can't afford to fill them in, Brussels gets all our money jester



Edited by glow worm on Tuesday 6th November 18:57