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    I would like to renew the front coil overs on my Sierra based cabrio can anyone identify what there off so as i can order a pair.
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    Can't help you directly, but if you take them to a Motorsport specialist (I use Merlin at Castle Coombe) they can measure them including spring rate and get a similar pair.

    Interesting note, my Cabrio's wishbones are made of tubular steel and not square section. I wonder when they changed, I bought my kit in 2003.
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 170bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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    Good point Chris, one thing I have not (yet) done is to look at the way the Cabrio/Hunter evolved over time.

    If it's anything like the Roadster, whatever was in the parts bin at the time was used

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    I did quite a bit of research on this a while ago. I have always used GAZ adjustable shocks, front and rear. I also fitted new springs as the originals were quite rusty. I chose 225lb springs but with my V8 engine I would choose 250lb springs next time so the spring seats would be lower down the threads. I remember I also had to grind a slight relief on the cross piece on the top wishbones to prevent fouling at extreme suspension travel, as the top eye was closer to the body of the shocker than the original. I suggest that you read through the links below before you commit to purchase. Peter.


    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...=Front+springs


    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...ings#post39619

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    Both of the links above are excellent and should answer most of your questions. I would add that usually a coil over has the part number stamped on somewhere, and often a spring has the rate written on the end.
    For the record, I have a Sierra Berlinetta with the same front suspension and I fitted Gaz 130/090B 12-2 units.
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    As said above, all info you should need in those documents. Bare in mind that they are not 'off the shelf' and are likely to have a lead time of a couple of weeks.
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    Thank you guys i will look into all the info given and post pics when ive changed them
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    My Cabrio, ex Doug and Liz Billings has new, or look new, on it and they post here so maybe able to help.
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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    Details should be in the file which you have David. Springs are original.
    regards Liz
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbillings View Post
    Details should be in the file which you have David. Springs are original.
    regards Liz
    Of course, it didn’t occur to me to look in the paperwork!
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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