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Old 04-05-2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Super heavy duty rear 245 springs?

I've got this set of rear springs for a 245 that I got included with some parts car years back. When I measured them with a caliper and tape measure, here's what I got:

Free height: 425mm (16,6")
Coil thickness: 14,8mm (0,578")

From what I can gather, regular wagon springs are 13mm thick and 407mm tall while overloads/caravan springs are 14mm thick and 410mm tall.

So what've I got?

I once put them on a stock 245 with new cheapie gas shocks and they raised it noticably. It also became super stiff, bouncy and generally horrible.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:22 PM   #2
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The old school IPD overloads that actually work when you're packing some weight.

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Old 04-05-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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Sweet, thanks. I doubt they're iPD's since they didn't sell anything here until a few years ago but I'm sure they are equivalent parts from a different vendor. Probably the same factory, Lesjöfors or whatever.

Because threads are useless without pics, here's a picture of my stupid stiff jacked up old 245 on Sellholm coilovers and these springs.



It has since been sold and is now on cut springs...
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:02 PM   #4
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Love that look! That's the look my Wife wants for her car. lol Her and Redwood would get along swimmingly.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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Sweet, thanks. I doubt they're iPD's since they didn't sell anything here until a few years ago but I'm sure they are equivalent parts from a different vendor. Probably the same factory, Lesjöfors or whatever.

I'm pretty sure the old school IPD springs were made by AFCO.

At least that's what the box said when I bought some back in the day....



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Because threads are useless without pics, here's a picture of my stupid stiff jacked up old 245 on Sellholm coilovers and these springs.



It has since been sold and is now on cut springs...
So 6-24 months left till it hits the crusher?

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:32 PM   #6
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So 6-24 months left till it hits the crusher?

Haha. Actually, here it is in June 2015 on cut springs. So it could still have two months to live.

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Old 04-08-2017, 10:26 AM   #7
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Jaa, I tried similar springs on my 245. Just terrible. Shocks (konis) did not have anykind of control. Those springs might be for ambulance ?
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:26 PM   #8
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Stock mercedes w123 front springs are 15 mm.
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Love it.

Is the snow gone by August?
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:25 PM   #10
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So 6-24 months left till it hits the crusher?

Why? Did Jack buy it?
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:01 AM   #12
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Love it.

Is the snow gone by August?
That's by a fell om the Norwegian border between Arjeplog and Bodø. In other words just north of the Arctic Circle. I'm not sure the snow ever goes away.
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I plopped them on my daily/worktruck 245 yesterday and it raised the rear up 2”. Went for a test drive and found it to be extremely bumpy and with dangerous driving characteristics. If I take a turn in spirited fashion, the rear will start ”skipping” and getting all sorts of out of shape.

I suspect I’m all out of droop and bottoming my shocks. What can I do? I measured some 740 shocks and found them to be ~1” longer at full extension but that’s not a lot. What do you guys with lifted 240’s run?
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Put 600 lbs in the trunk and try the test again.
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I've heard of some guys using this shock 32322-Monromatic-Ford-Expedition
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:35 AM   #16
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Put 600 lbs in the trunk and try the test again.
Yeah that’s kinda why I put them in but I want it to be drivable when it’s empty too.
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I've heard of some guys using this shock 32322-Monromatic-Ford-Expedition
Good tip! They’re the same length as 240 shocks compressed but 4” longer extended.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:45 PM   #18
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Most 80's ford full sized car rear springs will work also. Work meaning will bolt in and fit. Stiff for sure. I put some cut ones in my 90 745, it was fun for a while till my back said no more.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:02 AM   #19
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Haha. Actually, here it is in June 2015 on cut springs. So it could still have two months to live.

Dude!
Love your setup!
What I did was to make make adjustable rear spring perch while keeping Bilstein HD's with "overload", or whatever they call them, wagon springs. So when I need to haul something, I jack the car and raise the springs about 2/2,5 cm, and when I don't need to haul anything, go back to stock ride height.

Works great so far.

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Haha. Actually, here it is in June 2015 on cut springs. So it could still have two months to live.

Polar husvagn, 76års modell eller?
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Morsans ’78.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:51 PM   #22
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Ordered some KYB part #344082 for my 2"ish lifted 240 sedan. We'll see how they do. The measurements look pretty good based on my ride height shock length.
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