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109 military springs?

Discussion in '101's and Military' started by Rodeo Joe, Sep 24, 2018.

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  1. Rodeo Joe

    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know (I'm sure you do) if 109 front springs are the same for petrol and diesel on a military chassis or are the petrol ones lighter as per other series 3's.
    Thanks
    RJ
     
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    As far as I know they are the same as their civvy counterparts but with extended spring shackles.
     
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    Hi.
    I have a 1984 109 FFR and I would like to lower the rear suspension about 4 inches. Is this possible ?. The civies seem to be lower in the rear.
     
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    If yours has the extended spring shackles fitted you could remove them and fit standard ones in their place, but you'd have to remove/replace the front ones as well otherwise it would upset the geometry of the vehicle.
     
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    Thanks.

    Would you have the part numbers handy or where is the best place to get them. Will they lower it by much ?.

    Regards.

    Chris.
     
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    Will lowering the suspension have any adverse effects on the steering and handling.
     
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    Why would you want to lower it. You thinking of slamming it:p
     
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    Two reasons mainly,
    1. I am over 70 yrs and every inch counts. Gone past off-roading.
    2. My Lab and Husky are not far behind me in dog years and while I have lowered the tail gate for them, however an extra inch or two lower would also benefit them.
    Comes with age, unfortunately.
     
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    Can understand that:(.
    It would be a lot easier though to get some kind of sidesteps for yourself and a ramp for the dogs.
    My 15 year old sheep dog has to be lifted in now, like you say comes with age.....
     
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    Thanks.
    Might go that way.
     
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    Or fit 205 tyres, whilst they are 'wrong' and might not look right they will lower the vehicle by approx 1.5"
    fitting sidestep would be the best way ahead imho.
     
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    To lower a MOD chassis to civy spec would entail cutting off the front spring mounts (F&R) so it is not just a nut & bolt job as with the hangers.
     
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