Broken spring

del mar

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Mot this morning.

A rear spring has broken !! No idea how that happened but I need a new one.

The odds of finding a pair of rear springs for a Cup ????
I am guessing having a set made is my only really option.

Anybody had springs made before ?

Thanks

Del
 

Oneball

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According to the parts book, if I’m reading it right the rear springs are unchanged from the 2.8 Ghibli. £43 from Eurospares. Give them or a main dealer a ring in the week.
 

allandwf

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I got Assetto Corsa ones from main dealer, I was surprised, and even more so as they were cheaper than standard ones.
 

spacecadet

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The Cup had the Eibach springs, different than before. And only a single part number for the whole set.

Two years ago these were still available from the factory, not sure about now. Any news from Meridien?
 

del mar

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Eurospares almost laughed down the phone ...

McGrath's did some sucking in of breath but were going to make some phone calls.

I have found a company that will make them for £150 a pair - probably the cheapest and most realistic.

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Oneball

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Eibach springs usually have a part number and spec printed on them. If you can find it you can contact Eibach direct.
 

Wally

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I recently bought a set KS-springs at Maserati that came in blue instead of red. I wanted to use them for a project-car, but that was sold before i could begin. Maybye something for you?
 

dickyb

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Its unlikely that Eibach will have any left, I believe they keep all the patterns but usually require an order of 50 or so sets before they'll do a production run. The only other company I know of that list springs for a Ghibli are Cobra in Holland but no direct experience of them:
https://www.cobra-suspension.com/en/search/
 

allandwf

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£150 is good for the pair, I doubt you will get them cheaper even if you can find them. Who's the company you found?
 

spacecadet

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Did they measure the characteristics of the old one to make an identical? I guess you will still replace both.
 

del mar

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I hope so !!!

They look as identical as i can tell, the one on the left is the old one.
 
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davy83

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Eurospares almost laughed down the phone ...

McGrath's did some sucking in of breath but were going to make some phone calls.

I have found a company that will make them for £150 a pair - probably the cheapest and most realistic.

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you were unlucky there sir, no rust on that at all!! these springs dont look very old, seems surprising that it broke at all.
 

del mar

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My MOT man said "these things happen" ?

Jim the side lights have given up again. They work using the parking switch on the steering column, but not when you turn the lights on.

I am sure i have had this before, and i am just as sure you had me solder a relay ?

Does that ring a bell ?

Will carry out an oil changed this weekend and i have ordered a fuel filter from Eurospares so as the car is still in bits i will look to change this.