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Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« on: October 29, 2010, 11:10:18 PM »

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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 11:22:20 PM »
That really is amazing!
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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 07:57:21 AM »
Pretty cool
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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 12:07:11 PM »
Hell of an idea. Is that yours GF?
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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 12:12:21 PM »
Hell of an idea. Is that yours GF?


No, I'm not that bright Andy!  :frustrated:   But I did use this novel idea to rebuild my own Jag shocks

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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 04:36:55 PM »
All I know is that spring compressors are a pain. Plain and simple, I have used them all from my personal cheapos to the high end ones at a buddy's front end shop and they all suck. I even caught a former co-worker trying to take the top nut off a strut without compressing the spring. That could have been fun, he was not a nice person anyway, but you know how that goes.

I learned something today. I didn't know the E Type used COS in the rear. Are they also used up front?
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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 05:45:22 PM »
....... I didn't know the E Type used COS in the rear. Are they also used up front?

No, on the front the Jag uses plain tube shocks, and a torsion bar.

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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 08:43:57 PM »
Ray, isn't that like the set up you did on your shocks? I remember a good thread you did on it.
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Re: Compressing Jaguar IRS suspension springs -- Amazing!!
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 09:09:36 PM »
Ray, isn't that like the set up you did on your shocks? I remember a good thread you did on it.

Yes, I documented my own rebuild using this method. It really is a slick way to do coil overs.