SS1 Springs

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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by Coco La Blanc » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:11 pm

Phil,
Just repeating my recent order of :

1. - 2 sets of 250lbs/in rating* -10mm
2. - 1 set of 275lbs/in rating* -13mm (one of your original sets ?)
3. - 1 set of 300lbs/in rating* -15mm

Do I get a little discount as I'm having 4 sets ? Send me the total bill and I'll pay you probably via Paypal or come up to collect them and pay cash if you want.
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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:02 pm

Viv, I've put you box (!) of springs aside. I'm swapping a pair of 300's with Nick Keyser for his pair of 275's from the first batch for you as they are all long gone.

Oh and I'm sure a discount can be arranged, 'twould be rude not to!
I'll email you tommorow.


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by Coco La Blanc » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:54 am

Philip,
Excellent - Many Thanks !!!
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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by tonypenfold » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:53 am

Hope you've got the cheque as quickly as I received the springs,Phil! They just arrived.Thanks again :D



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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:36 am

Tony,
cheque arrived nice and promptly, glad you got the springs OK.

Just tallied up the remaning springs.

Looks like all the "Fast Road" 300's are sold. Just "Road" spec 250's left.

Get your orders in quick, looks like I under-ordered (again :roll: )


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Tue May 15, 2012 12:19 pm

Right, going to be putting a new batch on order soon.
250lbs, near std. ride height - possibly slightly lower (as in that's the spec, it can never be too accurate!)
ooooo and powdercoated this time around!

Question, of those who have fitted the 250's I had made last time (11.15" free length) is there any chance you could measure the jacking point ride height at rest?
They were supposed to ride at approx 6"......


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:40 pm

Having been passenger in Steve Cs Sabre with the 250s fitted and driven Vivs Sabre in anger,with I think the stiffer ones?, both at Curborough, I can wholeheartedly recommend R-Rs springs, a cheap and easy mod to suit fast road or track.
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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by Coco La Blanc » Tue May 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Philip,
I can now get anysize/anypoundage from a major National Spring maker within a short distance of my home (ie. supplied Alan Hersey's new GTE spring for his SE5a Race car) at damn good prices (ie. just got Jim King's new 1.9" springs for his very nice Alloy Pro-Teck shockers cheaper than he could get them).
They supply a vast range to the Motor Industry (eg. Bikes/Cars).
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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by nickkeyser » Tue May 15, 2012 1:17 pm

Viv, is that D. Faulkners in chichester? If so Ive used them several times and the quality is excelent, and the price pretty good too.



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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by Coco La Blanc » Tue May 15, 2012 1:28 pm

Nick,
Yup, their retail base is there however the manufacturing base is, I believe, close to Sheffield where the Dad owned the factory making them.
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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by td99 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:17 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Question, of those who have fitted the 250's I had made last time (11.15" free length) is there any chance you could measure the jacking point ride height at rest?
They were supposed to ride at approx 6"......
15 cm ride height (=6 in) on my car with the 250's. Feel good too.


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Tue May 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks Trevor, well as a full fat Ti with a bit more weight up front that's the answer I was expecting. Going to order them ever so slightly shorter this time around at a straight up 11" free length. Means a CVH will sit at stock and TI should be margiunally lower.


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 15, 2012 10:31 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:Thanks Trevor, well as a full fat Ti with a bit more weight up front that's the answer I was expecting. Going to order them ever so slightly shorter this time around at a straight up 11" free length. Means a CVH will sit at stock and TI should be margiunally lower.
Reading this I'm a little confused :?

I bought a pair of the "fast road" 250lb springs from the second batch that you arranged. These are not yet fitted ("changed priorities ahead" as the road signs say! :roll: ) however I was hoping to do it when I update the brakes.

But, these springs were labelled -10mm, and I was under the impression they were going to give a ride height slightly lower than stock - that seems to conflict with your note above? or is there a crossed wire somewhere? I don't know if the spec was identical in both batches?


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Tue May 15, 2012 11:01 pm

Yes the previous batch didn't quite come out as expected in practice, and I didn't feel the need to re-label them, though once aware I did advise people of this! It is tricky to get right.
They should sit at about stock ride height (which is approx 6") when fitted, and settle to ever so slightly less than that after some time / usage.
Original 180's were 12.25"
The last batch of 250's were 11.15"

Thing is, most cars are riding on sagging springs, which can be getting down towards a 5" ride height. So the car looks noticabley higher when the new springs are fitted.
My road car sits at 5.5" at the jacking points on the 275's (10.8") after 15k and nearly 3 years. There is evidence of the bumpstops coming into play, but without damaging the wishbones (which I have found before)

I would not reccomend going below 5.5". Indeed closer to 6" is better for a road car.

So to answer your question Roger, I can never say for certain where the car will ride as no 2 Scims are the same.


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Re: SS1 Springs

Post by reliant-reviver » Thu May 31, 2012 12:22 pm

Pleased to announce new roadsprings are back in stock :D

"Road Spec" : £90 / pair
250lbs/in rating
11" free length
Approx std. to -10mm ride height dependinging upon application
POWDERCOATED gloss black durable finish.

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Increase in price since 2010 due to a couple of changes. Worth having the powdercoat finish though as the painted ones (as in background) fitted to my car are looking a tad grubby after 15k and winter salts, whereas the powder coated ones I've had fitted since 2006 still look great.

Delivery by Scimaritans possible, or £6.95 by courier.


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