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Old 23rd May 2019, 09:56   #1
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Default Self adjusting dampers

Hi.

I did remove the self adjusting rear dampers, and put on some standard dampers. Now the car looks like a low rider.

I need stronger/longer rear spring to compensate the loss of height.

I did this because the self adjusting dampers is to expensive for that old car.

Any body here having any advice.
The car is Rover 75 tourer diesel

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Old 23rd May 2019, 13:39   #2
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The longer springs you mention won't make any difference as the damper can only open so far.

Is there a car breakers near you that you can get the parts you want from them ??

Or try on E-Bay.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 15:56   #3
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Check the springs haven't snapped, especially at the tails.

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The longer springs you mention won't make any difference as the damper can only open so far.

Is there a car breakers near you that you can get the parts you want from them ??

Or try on E-Bay.
The damper I put on can open much more. now they are almost compressed.
Car breakers do not have,because this is a quite rare car in Norway.
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The spring is ok
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The springs for the original Nivomat self levelling dampers are much softer than non self levelling.
They need to be softer in order for the Nivomats to pump themselves up when loaded.
If you fit new standard springs then it should give you the correct ride height.

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The springs for the original Nivomat self levelling dampers are much softer than non self levelling.
They need to be softer in order for the Nivomats to pump themselves up when loaded.
If you fit new standard springs then it should give you the correct ride height.

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Do you have part number or any letter/color code on standard springs.
Thank you for help.
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Here you go:

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001552
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Thank you for the part number, but not available at Rimmer Bros.
Will try other dealers.
Any recommended dealers?
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