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Stock springs..BIG difference

Old 02-21-2008, 06:50 PM
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Stock springs..BIG difference

OK.. I have two sets of stock springs sitting here. UNCUT & original(supposedly original on the 1993). The shorter springs are from a 1993 200sx. The tall springs are off a 1991 240sx.
Question is..or actually my wondering is...why the HUGE difference in height?
I looked for a thread/website/listing that lists color codes for the stock springs like this site for the 300sx http://www.az-zbum.com/information.springs.shtml but I cannot find anything.

This is obviously only the front set. I havent taken the 1991 rear springs off the shocks to check the height.

The short springs have a PINK(bottom) & PURPLE(top) marking. The long springs have YELLOW(bottom) & GREEN(top) marking.

Any hint as to spring rate, spring height, ect?


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Old 02-21-2008, 11:07 PM
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Different cars will have different spring heights due to different suspension geometry.

Are you trying to put springs from a 200sx and a 300zx on your 240?
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:19 AM
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OK you put 200SX and 140SX, I'm lost
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:13 AM
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OK, sorry for the typo. The 1991 is a 240sx...wtf is a 140sx?
I still currently have a cheap coilover setup on the car.
I know have a "newer" set of shocks & struts with two sets of STOCK springs to choose from...

The springs off the 1993 200sx(S13 w/ CA18DET) are SHORTER then the 1991 240sx. I was under the impression reading through all the threads on NICO, here & 240sx forums, that ALL the springs were the same. Because only one spring height & rate is given for the S13. I know this isnt right but cannot find ANY other info on stock springs.

I got both sets because the P.O. ordered a used stock coil spring/shock & strut from the states. Also the owner of the 1993 200sx gave me his old springs because he upgraded.
I put on the setup that came from the states & the car sat like a friggin..I dont know what. I was almost able to put both my fists between the tire fender gap..it was HUGE. I was going to check the springs & to make sure nothing was wrong. This is when I noticed the difference in the two springs.
That is when I decided to post this thread/

Hope that clears up an crap I posted in the first thread. I was very tired & taken my muscle relaxers, so I guess I was a bit out of it.
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