How do I tell front & rear springs apart? (Steeda springs won't fit on FRPP Dampers)

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    #1 Gibbo205, Jan 19, 2016
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    The ones on the left are front, right are rears.

    The rears are cylindrical.
     
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    Thanks and this is what I thought.

    But when I tried installing the fronts today on my front FRPP struts, when I tighten up strut the spring it causing the top of the strut to be at an angle, so it is almost like the springs do not fit. :(

    I know they do fit as others have put the ultralite springs on the FRPP dampers, is there a technique for putting them on the struts or do I have faulty springs or maybe Steeda shipped wrong ones?
     
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    you're putting them on upside down most likely
     
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    They will only go on one way round it seems.
     
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    The wider opening of the spring is the top (Do not go by the lettering on the springs). My top was about 5.5 inches wide (progressive spring).

    You can get the installation instructions from the website. Pull up your spring and click the installation tab for the pdf. Steeda and CJ Pony are very particular about how you seat the springs in over the shocks. Hope if works out for ya
     
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    They go on like that. You have to hold them straight while you tighten the top down.

    If you watch when you pull the stock assy apart, the shock leans over as well.
     
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    OK I got the Steeda instructions and seems you have to have the spring in the right position as well before tightening, will give it another go.
     
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    Hi there

    OK I showed the shop the Steeda instructions and they have done as per those instructions and tried in several other positions and well they said they would not put them on the car. They either have a manufacturing fault or are the incorrect springs. :(


    Ford racing shock with Ford racing spring:


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    Ford racing shock with Steeda Ultralite spring:


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    You can see the FRPP progressive springs are a perfect fit, the strut it straight and the top camber plate is flat/straight so the bearing is under equal forces the top mount.

    Now look at the Steeda Ultralite spring, no matter how hard we try and different positions we try the strut simply is not straight and the top mount is off at an angle which will destroy the top mount bearing and well would probably cause issues and I'd not want to fit them looking like that anyway.


    [MENTION=10893][email protected][/MENTION] can you comment or give any advice please, this is the second part from Steeda which seems to not want to fit on my car, really not having much luck. I have PM you as well yesterday but no response. :(

    Did I maybe get the wrong parts in the box from CJ or does the spring have a manufacturing fault? Here is a side by side image of the Steeda and FRPP spring:

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    You can see the Steeda spring does seem to have a little more lean if that means anything???

    [MENTION=10530]MustangCollector[/MENTION] any help be appreciated buddy as I know you got this combo to work.
     
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    lots of people have put on steeda springs, what part number is on yours?

    looks like FD031-FSA, maybe that will help determine if you have the wrong spring.

    i installed linears and they went on fine.
     
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    They have FD031-FSA 0415 stamped on them. So are they correct?
     
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    Try calling in to Steeda?
     
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    I don't know the part numbers, but that's your reference point. Call them.
     
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    I am in the UK, so will give David chance to respond here or to my PM. :)

    Were in an electronic age, so David or someone from Steeda can either reply here or PM me or drop me an email.

    Am just hoping they are the incorrect parts, put the FRPP springs back on for now as they fit absolutely perfect. :)
     
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    you're sure it's not a rear spring right?
     
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