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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
728 Posts

Posted - 09 Sep 2019 :  23:04:18 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi,
Could anyone lend me a pair of front springs for a couple of months?
I'm returning my 95 to standard height and was planning to use the springs of the front of my second 95. However, there is a motorbike, a VW chassis etc etc in the way...
The plan is that if I could borrow a pair I will have access to the other car in a couple of months and could return the springs off that one. Obviously they won't be the same springs so this would only work if these are from a spares pile and not required to be the exact same springs.
Happy to pay postage both ways.
Thanks
Gareth

green96v4
V4 Fanatic

Canada
458 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2019 :  12:19:29 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
I have a spare set, but I'm thinking the postage from Canada would be crippling!
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1873 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2019 :  13:50:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Aren't the 96/95 front springs the same? I think I read that putting the stiffer rear 95 springs on the front of a 96 raises it a bit which can be useful for rallying and off-road stuff. Right/wrong?
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Mylespeed
Starting Member

27 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2019 :  18:01:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I think that I have some in the garage (GU30 7JN). You are welcome to come and get them
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2851 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2019 :  21:12:32 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derek
Aren't the 96/95 front springs the same?
Right.

quote:
Originally posted by Derek
I think I read that putting the stiffer rear 95 springs on the front of a 96 raises it a bit which can be useful for rallying and off-road stuff. Right/wrong?

Wrong. Front springs are stiffer than rears.

Gareth, I have a pair you can have, happy to post.

www.saabv4.com
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ratty
V4 Fanatic

248 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2019 :  17:45:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Gareth I have a pair you can have. I could drop them down to you unless you are coming down this way. Let me know. Will sort a pair out tomorrow.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2851 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2019 :  18:04:30 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
You're being spoilt Gareth, the offers are getting better and better!

www.saabv4.com
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
728 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2019 :  22:04:17 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Wow - thanks for all the offers!
Canada - probably too far!
Mylespeed - thanks very much for the offer but GU (Guilford I'm guessing - used to live not too far from there!) a bit out of range too.
Melle - thanks, I'll take you up if Nigel isn't in Plymouth anyway - I'll paypal you the post.
Nigel - brilliant, thanks but only if you're in Plymouth soon anyway - I know Melle is always passing the post office!
So, Nigel let me know your travel plans and if you are in Plymouth brilliant but if not I don't want to put you out. I must make an proper effort to get over to see you and Karl and the SAABs but flat out with general life at the moment. Not complaining though, off to Copenhagen on Friday with my little boy for a long weekend!
Cheers All
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
728 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2019 :  21:39:35 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Right,
Back from Copenhagen. Didn't see any old SAABs but quite a few nice old Volvos and more than one Mk1 Transit which I liked.
Also went to a cool motorcycle shop called Motorious where they had a nice old Indian (Scout I think) and a (pre war I think) Harley plus some interest Danish publications featuring over 18 themed photographs. They gave Dirtbiker junior some cool stickers so he was happy!
Anyway, back to springs. Nigel - I have sent you a pm. I'm around and could head over your way on Friday if you're about - let me know if you get the pm.
Cheers
Gareth
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ratty
V4 Fanatic

248 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2019 :  21:41:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Gareth pm not received! Tomorrow I am not around. Next week is much better for me. Could do with a mobile number? Just thought Karl probably has yours but a long time ago. I have the springs for you from 72ish car. I can deliver to Plymouth sometime next week. so how do these pm's in theory work or how do we make contact without the whole wide world knowing?
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ratty
V4 Fanatic

248 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2019 :  21:47:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Gareth am being a plonker! Just altered my email address so pm should work!
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
728 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2019 :  22:20:19 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
I've sent another pm - let me know if that works.
I'm free Thursday or Friday next week - I look after my little boy on those days at the moment so we could come over to you or you are welcome over here for a brew and Saab chat. Happy to come to yours though - don't want to put you out as appreciate you helping out with the springs!
Cheers
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1873 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2019 :  11:49:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The PM system on this forum is badly flawed. Best to put up a disguised email address to ensure your emails get through.
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ratty
V4 Fanatic

248 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2019 :  14:09:41 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Try again Gareth should work now I hope. Nigel
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
728 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2019 :  14:41:13 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
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ratty
V4 Fanatic

248 Posts

Posted - 24 Sep 2019 :  10:19:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Gareth the email system on here doesn't seem to work Coming to Plymouth tomorrow Wednesday.so can drop off your springs. will make contact tonight. Nigel.
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