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#1613958 - 03/01/2018 21:53 16V NA Springs
slicer Offline
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Registered: 13/01/2012
Posts: 62
Loc: kildare
Hi all,
I am looking to lower the ride height of my NA 16V but have a question that I hope this forum can answer.
The spring of choice seems to be Eibach but there is are 2 types available:
E3014-240 is listed as fitting FA175 1.8, 2.0/16V and 2.0/20V turbo.
E3014-140 is listed as fitting FA175 2.0/16V turbo.

There is a huge (£100) diference in price so what I need to know essentially is will the 16V turbo springs fit the 16V NA?
As usual, any help or advice is appreciated.
Michael.

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#1613975 - 04/01/2018 08:44 Re: 16V NA Springs [Re: slicer]
Countrycruising Offline
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Registered: 12/09/2006
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The answer is yes, the 16vt spring will fit on a 16v n/a, but the difference is the spring tension/rebound because of the different weights, which in itself is confusing as a 16v model is different to the 20v variant yet on their website it lists the -240 as 16v and 20vt.
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#1613988 - 04/01/2018 12:00 Re: 16V NA Springs [Re: slicer]
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Hmm. So it would appear that I should opt for the 140 version to stay will similar spring rates.

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#1614003 - 04/01/2018 14:18 Re: 16V NA Springs [Re: slicer]
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It doesn't make sense though as FA175 1.8, 2.0/16V model engine+ancillaries are lighter then the 20VT yet it says it's the same spring.
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#1614130 - 07/01/2018 11:20 Re: 16V NA Springs [Re: slicer]
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Registered: 11/11/2006
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The listings do not make a lot of sense. The story I heard was that the 16vt part was a different design, offered as a factory/dealer upgrade at the time. The other spring was the Eibach aftermarket design. It would fit all models.


Edited by Scuderia (07/01/2018 11:22)

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