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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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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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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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