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Old March 13th, 2010, 10:35 PM
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New springs, why are there two different sizes?

Let me start by saying I sure you all know this so just enlighten me. I bought a lift kit from RoversNorth (genuine land rover springs) and two springs are taller than the others. WHY? And where do they go? Do I need spacers for that side and if I do, Why would they do that? I am new to defenders and just trying to replace thing as needed. I have a 110 and it sagged to the passenger side (RHD). I thought buying new springs would resolve that and I wanted to go a touch higher. I just would like to understand why? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Springs are side specific. I wonder though if you should reverse the sides as I thought they set them up based on a left hand driver always in the truck.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 11:03 PM
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OME does this also. However, if you buy your OME springs from Expedition Exchange, they match springs and send them to you so the springs for each side are the same. Maybe RN will take those back?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 04:22 AM
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The taller springs go on the RH side.
Saying that though I have he same length springs on my 110 - 90 rears on the front & 130 outers on the rear = heavy duty 1 tonne spec.
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Is he not talking front to back?

The heavier longer tighter wound springs go to the rear. I was not aware that L/R had handed springs and as said before I would recommend an aftermarket spring Call Justin at Lucky 8
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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:26 AM
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My Genuine HD springs were the same way. I looked up the part number for each and made sure they went on the correct side. It looks fine after install.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:31 AM
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I have OME 2" springs that are handed like that. I put the tall one on one side in the back and the other side in the front. The truck sits level if just a little low in the front after a year or so.
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Is he not talking front to back?

The heavier longer tighter wound springs go to the rear. I was not aware that L/R had handed springs and as said before I would recommend an aftermarket spring Call Justin at Lucky 8
110 rear springs are a larger diameter than the front springs.
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I wonder how a 110 will run with OME for 130?

Anyone done this? what OME spring was used?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:39 AM
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you mean OEM?

per rimmer bros.

130 up to VIN WA159806 (1998)

1 OE*ROAD SPRING DRIVERS SIDE HD 110 - Part No. NRC9448
1 OE*ROAD SPRING PASSENGERS SIDE HD 110 - Part No. NRC9449
1 OE*REAR ROAD SPRING DRIVERS SIDE 110/130 - Part No. NRC6389
1 OR*REAR ROAD SPRING PASSENGERS SIDE 110 /130 - Part No. NRC6904

130 VIN XA159807 (1999) on

1 OE*ROAD SPRING DRIVERS SIDE HD 110 - Part No. NRC9448
1 OE*ROAD SPRING PASSENGERS SIDE HD 110 - Part No. NRC9449
2 OE*ROAD SPRING 110/130 XA 159807 ON - Part No. RKB101111

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I wonder how a 110 will run with OME for 130?

Anyone done this? what OME spring was used?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Dave,

Thanks for those numbers.

Actually Iwas wondering for Old Man Emu
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Here is a fun Link for you. Land Rover and most of the aftermarket spring suppliers provide slightly longer springs to be used on the driver's side of the vehicle, presumably because the vehicle will often times be occupied by only one person (hopefully the driver)? Or is it because the heavy A** battery sits under the driver's butt? I dunno the real thinking behind it, but I know its true..

Many Vendors will (like EE and Great Basin) take apart the spring sets and sell you matched heights (either the slightly shorter or slightly longer ones) since I don't think anyone really subscribes to the 'need' to stagger the lengths like this..
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Old March 16th, 2010, 11:44 PM
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got it sorted, thanks for all your help.
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What was the end result?
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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
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I put the taller springs on my passenger side(RHD). It came out level. So that is all I was looking for. Thanks again.
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