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Pics of my springs

CraigB

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Can anyone tell me if these springs are standard for a SWB? They seem too have a few too many blades to me?

First pic is the back and the other pic is the front.
 

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Can anyone tell me if these springs are standard for a SWB? They seem too have a few too many blades to me?

First pic is the back and the other pic is the front.

cant remember what ours had but they look like some serious springs on the rear! maybe someone was using it as a tow car..
 
From your pics, looks like you have 12 leaves on the back and 10 on the front. This is more than the standard, so looks like you have heavy duty suspension.

From my scetchy memory (too much festive celebrating) standard swb use 9 leaves on the back and 7 leaves on the front. Unless its a lightweight, which use less leaves.

Hope this helps.
 
Not sure I can help either. Just been out to count mine - 9 on the back and 11 on the front. more than 3ins on the back and 2 ins on the front. Mine are 1 ton springs and I have a s3 LWB. May be useful for comparison. Who fitted the springs and where are they from - if you know. May be locally adapted for your environment? Adrian
 
Not sure I can help either. Just been out to count mine - 9 on the back and 11 on the front. more than 3ins on the back and 2 ins on the front. Mine are 1 ton springs and I have a s3 LWB. May be useful for comparison. Who fitted the springs and where are they from - if you know. May be locally adapted for your environment? Adrian

Do you mean 11 on the back and 9 on the front?????? If so I think thats standard 1 tonne springs. they are heavy duty.
 
Do you mean 11 on the back and 9 on the front?????? If so I think thats standard 1 tonne springs. they are heavy duty.

not true, 88" as standard are 11 on rear , 9 front (petrol)

The heavy duty rear have in fact LESS leaf but are more substantial (7 leaf)

The lightweights fronts are either 5 or 7 leaf (I had 5 leaf type).
 
I stand corrected, yes you are right, 11 back 9 front is standard. I remember now when I ordered standard diesel springs for my lightweight diesel, they were 11 back and 9 front. My dads peterol lightweight still has the 5 leave front and standard lieghtweight rears. They are pretty stiff.

Any 1 tonne owners out there comment on what springs they have.
 
Any 1 tonne owners out there comment on what springs they have.

I think the rears are only 1 tonne specific and carry the part number 535173 (same number for left/right) and have 9 leaf. (opps I seen adverts with this part number saying 9 leaf and some saying 7 !)
 
:) Standard fitments are below.
Fronts.
5 leaf = L/W
7 leaf = L/W
9 leaf = 88" petrol
11 leaf = 88" diesel & 109" models
Rears.
7 leaf = L/W & SWB H/D
8 leaf = 109" H/D
10 leaf = 109" std
9 leaf 109" 1 ton
 
Here is the mystery then. I agree, 9 at the front and 11 at the back is standard, but from what I understand, apart from the 109", there is a specific part number for RHS and LHS and this is important.

I have taken pics of the spring numbers. The first pic is the front left spring. The seond 2 pics are the rear springs. I cannot find a number on the front right.

Anyway, the number on my rear springs correspond with the number for the 88inch front RHS listed on Paddock. And all three seem to have the same number - as far as I can make out, but the front spring is not clear. Mystery to me. Anyone got ideas??? :confused:

Anyhow the springs need work, so I may replace them as a matter of course.
 

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It looks as though the issue has been resolved but my SWB SIII has 11 rear and 9 front. Having said that, they're pretty separated on the front. I need to get some driving lessons sorted so I can actually drive my vehicle, I don't like it sitting there..
 
:) Standard fitments are below.
Fronts.
5 leaf = L/W
7 leaf = L/W
9 leaf = 88" petrol
11 leaf = 88" diesel & 109" models
Rears.
7 leaf = L/W & SWB H/D
8 leaf = 109" H/D
10 leaf = 109" std
9 leaf 109" 1 ton

88 Diesels have 9 leaf fronts as standard not 11. Dont forget the diesel is pretty much the same as the peterol apart from head and crank and pistons, so the weights not that much different. All the parts places I spoke to listed 9 leaves front and 11 rear as standard for 88's.

Guess that doesnt mean they are right tho.
 
88 Diesels have 9 leaf fronts as standard not 11

No they DONT, look at a parts book and you will find that 88" diesel fronts are the same as 109" petrol fronts.
The following from S3 parts book dated 1988
Front, 88" petrol ,
drivers 241283
passengers 242863

Front, 88" Diesel, 109" petrol,
drivers 265627
passengers 264563

Front, 109" diesel, 1 ton 4 & 6 cyl,
drivers 276034
passengers 265627

All the parts places I spoke to listed 9 leaves front and 11 rear as standard for 88's.

Then they are telling you wrong just you intimated they might have been.
 
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:confused: Strange the two I went to mansfields and gratec both showed 11 rear and 9 front in their parts books, they showed me the books, as I asked them if they were the correct springs.

Well Ive run my 2286 diesl lightweight for years in this configuration and its been fine, no different to any other diesel series.

I'l leave her as she is till the springs wear out again, or I upgrade to paras.

Nice to know that parts places know what their talking about isnt it:confused:
 
Why do diesel series have heavier duty springs than peterols when the engine weights are quite similar. Or am I wrong and the diesel is much heavier??????
 
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