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Old 28-07-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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Smile Front struts ! Help please I'm out of touch !

Hi guys, after 10 years off I'm back in the 106 seat ! Having just purchased a 106gti in indigo blue (closest I could get to owning a rallye !) I'm in the process of bringing it back to standard height. I've purchased standard springs but on removal of the struts these springs are a considerable amount bigger. Are the struts all the same size or is there shorter versions ? From the looks I will struggle to get these new springs on the old struts !
Any help would be Massively appreciated as my car is now sat on bricks !

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Old 28-07-2017, 09:39 PM   #2
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you need spring compressors.
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Old 28-07-2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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If there are Bilstein's in it they may be shorter than original struts too.
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Old 28-07-2017, 10:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
I'm pretty sure there standard struts and I've got compressors. I didn't have a offset 18mm spanner tonight so couldn't undo the top bolt to remove the spring.
Once the spring is removed will they pull up to accept the new spring ?
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Old 28-07-2017, 11:06 PM   #5
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You won't know until you get the old springs off but if everything you have is standard it should
Fit. The new springs will need to be compressed quite a bit.
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Old 28-07-2017, 11:32 PM   #6
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Thanks Dave

Not sure how to attach pics but the new springs are at least 6" longer than the old ones.
Even if they were 60mm lowering springs it's still a lot.
Had yellow blisteins years ago front and rear and these defiantly rnt those !
Trying to get info for tomora cause am gona go garage first thing and ask them to swap the springs over, sumtimes I don't trust the yts kids haha
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