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Coiled suspension spring

Post by blythmags » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:50 pm

Hi...

I'm trying to rectify a problem with a 1/6 scale truck I've recently acquired.Problem is that on the off side rear suspension, there are two sturdy coiled springs functioning as the suspension, whereas on the nearside, there isn't any. Hence the truck is listing to one side quite badly.

Doe anyone have any fairly heavy duty springs (truck weighs quite a bit) or would anyone know where I could source a couple ?.

They look to be about an inch in length and half inch width.

Cheers

John

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Re: Coiled suspension spring

Post by Vixen V8 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:38 pm

Hi John,
I think you will need to provide some more information.
What is the diameter of the spring wire ( may need to use a micrometer or vernier)?
How many complete turns are there in the spring?

Then I will see whats in the toy box

Cheers

Mike T

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Re: Coiled suspension spring

Post by blythmags » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:14 pm

Vixen V8 wrote:Hi John,
I think you will need to provide some more information.
What is the diameter of the spring wire ( may need to use a micrometer or vernier)?
How many complete turns are there in the spring?

Then I will see whats in the toy box

Cheers

Mike T
Hi Mike..........
Oh dear....I knew I would be asked for this or something similar.....unfortunately, I dont have a micrometer or a "vernier" ( not even sure what these are :oops: )...........I'll have a look at the psring tomorrow and try and give a better description........in any event, many thanks for your reply mate.....much appreciated.
John
PS: If i took a picture of the spring on the off side, would this possibly help ?.... :oops:

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Re: Coiled suspension spring

Post by Vixen V8 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:37 am

Hello John,

If you want, you can send one of the springs by post, so I can see if I can match it with something in the toy box

Cheers

Mike T

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Re: Coiled suspension spring

Post by blythmags » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:46 am

Vixen V8 wrote:Hello John,

If you want, you can send one of the springs by post, so I can see if I can match it with something in the toy box

Cheers

Mike T
Hi Mike
Thanks mate. I have sent you a PM in reply
Best wishes
John

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