Springs and dampers MK1 and MK2

Springs and dampers MK1 and MK2

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JimmyZZ

Original Poster:

220 posts

182 months

Saturday 12th September
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Does anyone happen to know if the springs and dampers were changed between the MK1 and 2?
If so - what are the differences?

Thanks in advance!

glow worm

4,488 posts

187 months

Saturday 12th September
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MK1s had Harvey Bailey springs and dampers as used on Jaguars after PW did a bulk purchase deal . MK2 had Eibach springs with Bilstein dampers.
MK2 and Convertible Spring rates as follows:_

JimmyZZ

Original Poster:

220 posts

182 months

Sunday 13th September
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Thank you so much!
Great listing. Interesting that the rear springs were changed so many times.
My 2002 MK1 however has green and white Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers.

glow worm

4,488 posts

187 months

Sunday 13th September
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JimmyZZ said:
Thank you so much!
Great listing. Interesting that the rear springs were changed so many times.
My 2002 MK1 however has green and white Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers.
But are they original ? wink

JimmyZZ

Original Poster:

220 posts

182 months

Saturday 19th September
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glow worm said:
But are they original ? wink
Good point!
Will check the files I got with the car some day past the season.

glow worm

4,488 posts

187 months

Saturday 10th October
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Just checked what my springs were changed to when I put Nitrons (NTRRACER1) in 2017:-

Front 400 lbs (previously 200 lbs/inch)
Rear 325 lbs (previously 285 lbs/inch)

So twice as hard on the front !!!! But it does feel good



Edited by glow worm on Saturday 10th October 14:07