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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:07 AM
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Does it matter if the heavier wrapped section is up or down?
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"they" say that the closest coils should be at the top, not sure why; i've heard that the wider space at the bottom allows mud/stones etc to fall out.

I can't see that it would make any difference to the actual physical compression of the spring, after all, the spring itself wouldn't know it the axle was coming "up" or the chassis/body coming "down" onto it.
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"they" say that the closest coils should be at the top, not sure why; i've heard that the wider space at the bottom allows mud/stones etc to fall out.

I can't see that it would make any difference to the actual physical compression of the spring, after all, the spring itself wouldn't know it the axle was coming "up" or the chassis/body coming "down" onto it.

On some springs, it can be hard as hell to install the lower retainer if its upside down.
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Last time we talk about that..... uh, have a seat and a little pop corn...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 12:06 AM
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JFD sorry to offend... Im sure all your questions over the years were never asked in this forum
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No offense at all. There is a long thread somewhere about that particular matter, maybe it's time to bring it back. When you read it, you'll need some popcorn and a soda too...

------ Follow up post added September 2nd, 2010 09:35 AM ------

Found it, it's called "progressive coil springs (SG)", started by Gustavo, april 2009. I don't know how to upload link as i'm writing this using forum runner.
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There are two reasons for coils at the top...

1) It reduced unsprung weight. In reality, on a Land Rover, it is not something in the realm of calculation.

2) To reduce the chance of stuck being caught in the springs or it holding mud. At normal ride height, the close coils should be very close to touching.
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