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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:24 pm

Not yet, I've been holding off due to other commitments at present. I'll certainly be getting more done towards the latter half of the year if you can wait.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:48 pm

PLEA TO ALL who have had any uprated springs off me over the years. I'm always after reliable feedback as it helps with the ongoing supply of these and revisions to existing specifications as well as new / additional products for the "range".

If you could supply me (preferably via PM or email) with some details and measurements as per the following example.

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Specification: "300lbs/in -15mm"
Model: SS1 1800ti
Tyre: 195/50R15 Toyo
Front Height: 140mm
Rear Height: 135mm
Modifications: Rear Spax coilovers, front polybushed.
Installed: 2012
Usage: 6000 miles (road)
Comments: Initial height 145mm, slightly harsh ride.

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I'm sure you get the idea. In addition to my existing notes / records I've spent several hours searching back over tit bits here and there and it's proven not all that useful / productive!

Measurements should be taken on the flat to the underside of the sills / jacking points, use a Rolson tape measure, Rexel shatterproof ruler, just do your best please!

As a side note the next batch should be available mid / late December and then some new offerings of spec out next year.

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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed May 02, 2018 10:40 am

Just a quick note to say I have commissioned another batch of RD250V2 (Road / 250 / Version 2) springs which should be available in approximately 4 weeks time. Price will be as before - £90 per pair with delivery now £7.90


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Post by AllingtonGT » Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 am

Philip,
Yes please!
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Post by td99 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 pm

Phil, you have pm.


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Post by Turner998 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:47 pm

Think I have PMd you about suitability with spax
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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:32 am

Morning all.
Delighted to say the latest batch of uprated springs are now available.

250lbs/in rating
Std to -10mm ride height.
Powdercoated in durable gloss black.

£90 per pair
£7.45 for delivery via Parcelforce 48

Direct fitment, easier to refit than the old ones are to remove due to the decrease in free length. Full instructions supplied.

Also have stock of the correct fine thread lower ball joint nuts, high tensile 10.9 Nylocks. Strongly advise replacing the nuts if (as is usual) reusing the existing ball joints that will need to be split for spring fitment. Will include a pair of these if required with each set ordered until further notice.

Contact me via PM or email philipjandrew (at) hotmail {dot} com
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Post by AndyM » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:39 am

Yes please Philip!

I will email you today.

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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:59 am

email sent....


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Post by td99 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Springs arrived today :D
Incl fitting instructions - nice attention to detail Philip!
Thanks for your efforts on behalf of SS1 owners.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:36 pm

That was quick!

Maybe I should start including some little packs of sweets. One of our long standing suppliers does that. Never fails to brighten my day, nom nom.

Now, get them fitted, chop chop.


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Post by td99 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:45 pm

Driver's side fitted, other one tomorrow. Won't know about ride height until after a settling in spin.
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Post by td99 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:59 am

Both sides now fitted and ride height back at approx 14 cm (about 1.5 cm higher than before) :D . Note that my car is quite heavy: 930 kg with a 1/2 tank fuel and without tools etc in the boot.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:07 pm

Bump for Curborough. Save on postage and I can bring them along.


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Post by chats371 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Email sent............


Own a 1986 SS1 1600 was going to be a 1800Ti after Full rebuild but now gonna stick a 1.8 Zetec 130bhp in!.
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