Which is correct? (Astra G Rear Springs)
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Which is correct? (Astra G Rear Springs)

  1. #1
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4
    Drives

    Arrow Which is correct? (Astra G Rear Springs)

    As title, this is the rear springs astra g, which way around is correct?

    Coils on top



    Coils On Bottom



    I would say the top picture is correct, just want other opinions, they are jamex 40mm springs, they appear to be knocking, although i may think the remus/backbox joint may be hitting the heatsheild, i don't know!

    Just wanna check my spring fitment, only had them done last night

    Thanks Cal

  2. Remove Advertisements
    MigWeb.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    North Ayrshire
    Posts
    9,063
    Drives
    6J Ibiza FR TDi
    top pic is correct. Pigtails at the bottom
    Vauxhall history - 13S | 14NV | C16XE | X20XEV

  4. #3
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4
    Drives
    Thread Starter
    ok thanks, the top pi is how they are currently fitted, however when driving over a bump i get a knocking noise,any ideas?

    Sounds like suspension because it never did it before it was lowered!

  5. #4
    EY
    EY is offline
    MIGClub Member EY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wymondham, Norfolk.
    Posts
    4,971
    Drives
    Audi
    Bump stops?
    MIG Performance SAAB
    1993 Saab powered Calibra turbo.

  6. #5
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    North Ayrshire
    Posts
    9,063
    Drives
    6J Ibiza FR TDi
    exhaust on rear beam?
    Vauxhall history - 13S | 14NV | C16XE | X20XEV

  7. #6
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    North Ayrshire
    Posts
    9,063
    Drives
    6J Ibiza FR TDi
    also 4 coils sitting compressed like that can't be good
    Vauxhall history - 13S | 14NV | C16XE | X20XEV

  8. #7
    EY
    EY is offline
    MIGClub Member EY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wymondham, Norfolk.
    Posts
    4,971
    Drives
    Audi
    ^^^ good point, are they the correct spring for the car?
    MIG Performance SAAB
    1993 Saab powered Calibra turbo.

  9. #8
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4
    Drives
    Thread Starter
    well i think it could be the remus pipe knocking against the car, but it never did it with standard suspension, what are the bump stops?
    Anyone else experienced this problem?

    Yes they are the correct springs for the car.
    Thanks

  10. #9
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    North Ayrshire
    Posts
    9,063
    Drives
    6J Ibiza FR TDi
    Quote Originally Posted by cal_106 View Post
    well i think it could be the remus pipe knocking against the car, but it never did it with standard suspension,
    but now that you've lowered it the rear beam will sit closer to the exhaust.

    btw Jamex springs are shyte IMHO. Fitted them to my Nova years ago. Swore i'd never buy them again.
    Vauxhall history - 13S | 14NV | C16XE | X20XEV

  11. #10
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Telford
    Posts
    3,241
    Drives
    Vectra SRi 3.0 V6
    My spax springs coil up like that and I took it to the company that sold them me (Cyril Wilcox Motorsport) fairly reputable and they told me they were fine, these were fitted in september last year and they haven't given me any real problems.
    3.0 V6 CDTI Vectra SRI
    You can't get thicker than a Kwik-fit fitter.

  12. #11
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    worthing, w/sussex
    Posts
    3,452
    Drives
    Zafira "A"
    must admit when i had my jamex fitted a clonking/twanging noise was ever present assumed it was the coils connecting (paint had rubbed off from continuous contact when i removed them).

    mine were bought for a 1.6/1.8 etc, car was fine on smooth roads and really excelled round the bends but hated speedbumps at 20mph and less.
    I smile because I don't know what's going on.

  13. #12
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    2,700
    Drives
    Nova 1.6 16v / VXR
    The knocking noise is almost certainly the springs (been there had ****e springs like that years ago).

    The coils binding like that means it'll handle like crap too. Take em off and send em back.
    "Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if you decide you don't like him, you're a mile away from him with his shoes".
    Nova SRi 1.6 16v TBs / DTA E48 1/4@14.8s

  14. #13
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    614
    Drives
    Vectra B 2.0, 2000
    Probably the wrong springs designed for lighter car. Also should be pig tail both ways so it should not matter how you fit them.

  15. #14
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    lincoln
    Posts
    33
    Drives
    astra gsi v6
    jamex springs are tonk! i had some on my mk3 astra and the coils touched like that, it handled terrible. never again will i buy them. why not get coilovers you can pick them up cheap enough now

  16. #15
    MIGWeb User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    614
    Drives
    Vectra B 2.0, 2000
    coil overs probably not available for rear axel design like that.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts