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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: Coil springs - colour codes Reply with quote

hi all, have to replace the front springs on my C2, just watched a you tube video where this was done without the use of a spring compressor, or having to remove the strut, does this seem doable like this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its iffy at best .. if you are strong and can pull the spring / shock out from the arch / wing then its possible .. ive only ever done it this way on a Boxster and i needed help ... but im only little .

You can unwind the coil spring and wind a new one on .. a fair bit of leverage is required though .

remove/ undo the diag arm , undo the link rod and you can get the shock down a bit more to try and get it out .. you have to manually compress the shock though... plenty of masking tape on the wing .

If pasm then forget this method .

Personnely .. i dont like to risk it .

Caliper off .. arms off and take out the whole lot with the hub on it .. then change the spring ... link rod is undone at the bar not the shock end .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Demort. Any advice on best place to purchase?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a brand new set of four coil springs for a C2 that I wrongly ordered for my C2S if you're interested.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: colour code front and back Reply with quote

Sorry to raise an old thread but I have been trying to discover whether the front and rear springs should have the same colour codes, the ones I have just got from OPC don't.

I think I should have posted in the 997 forum. Moved and merged by Moderator.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im no expert on parts im afraid but i think front and rear will have different colours ..

site i use for questions like this is here .. its on the front springs ..

https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?TBL=2813&MAK=3&MDL=26&SMA=0&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0


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Basically you wipe over the coil springs on your car and you should see the colour bands .. if you have different colours on your new ones then its not the right ones .
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you deMort, I read somewhere that Porsche changed their colour codes!! I will ring the OPC tomorrow and try and get some confirmation, I may have the wrong ones fitted I suppose.

ps. while car was parked in the garage waiting for some decent weather, the NSR rear spring broke too, So that's both nearside springs broken without being driven, bet you've never heard of that happening!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont remember any customer telling me that before .. but if they are about to break then takeing them up in the air seems to finish them off as ive herd them go whilst doing this.

Although it might have already been broken but the weight was still holding together i guess .. either way it can be a loudish bang !

If unsure about any part then geting an OPC to look it up via your chassis number is best .. you just ask them for the part number .
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that, OPC used my reg to confirm the parts supplied were correct, so I suspect someone has been there before me!
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