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1982 County Station Wagon- Odd Rear Spring Set Up

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by oldminiman, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. oldminiman

    oldminiman New Member

    Oct 17, 2008
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    I have recently aquired a 1982 County Stn. Wagon with Parabolic leaf springs. The fronts appear normal parabolics . AT the rear the front shackels remain but the leaf springs end just behind the rear axle and have rear coils fitted. The rears are the odd thing and I wondered if anyone has come across this type of setup. The remaining part of the rear leaf extends behind the axle and has a cup for the coil to locate & clip into and their is an upper coil locator bracket which is quite a heavily built item. The two sides are linked with what appears to be an anti tramp bar linking the two top coil spring brackets. There is no rear leaf shackel on the chassis. Front and rear have PRO dampers fitted.

    I have never come across this set up as my previous 109 had leaf springs all round. The ride is a bit bouncy at the rear and the rear seems to sit a but lower. Unfortunatelt the wheels have heary extra traction noisy tyres on and these tend to transmit most if not every road undulation and hole.

    The Landy is in for a French Control Technique on Friday and is currently MOT'd but I may be questioned about the rear set up and wanted to be armed with any info. available.

    Thanks for any help

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