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    Tadpole
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    Default Suspension Springs and Tie Rod

    Hi All,

    2CV Suspension.

    I have a 1958 car but from previous advice, the suspension is not too different.

    The springs are different lengths and so are the tie rods. I have found some conflicting information. The slough manual I have seems to suggest long tie rod and long spring at rear. This was also the advice from David.

    I have found this:

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    http://www.hulifer.net/paku/2CVMANUA...NSION_UNIT.pdf

    It suggests Long tie rod/short spring rear.

    Can anyone comment?

    Log spring front rear?

    Tie rod is Long at the rear and short at the front, my only question is the spring longer at front or rear?

    Thank you for your advice.

    Daniel.
    Last edited by Tricon; 23rd December 2018 at 09:39 AM. Reason: more detail

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    It appears that the shorter spring (with the longer tie rod) is at the rear. The shorter spring is stiffer even though it appears that the rear has more travel. The springs I have appear to be made of the same diameter steel.

    International2cvFriends.com - View topic - All about: 2CV suspension

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    Hi Daniel,
    a late reply, as the computer decided to throw a wobbler on Christmas Eve.
    Anyhow, that 'info' on International 2CV Friends is wrong and I told the fellow who'd written it but he made some excuse about not being able to change it.
    Nice, considering he no longer has anything to do with A series Citroens.

    This extract from a Citroen publication could help in your case, I hope...
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    https://flic.kr/p/7unYC3



    Quote Originally Posted by Tricon View Post
    It appears that the shorter spring (with the longer tie rod) is at the rear. The shorter spring is stiffer even though it appears that the rear has more travel. The springs I have appear to be made of the same diameter steel.

    International2cvFriends.com - View topic - All about: 2CV suspension

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    An afterthough, which helps with identifying front and rear springs, on 2CVs, Dyanes, AZUs and 2WD Meharis, at least.
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    https://flic.kr/p/aEorCC
    Last edited by Ken H; 29th December 2018 at 02:05 AM.

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    Tadpole
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    Thanks, Ken.

    It looks like I will be breaking out the grinder. I found the reference you sent (which is clearer for my muddled mind) linked in a Finnish group after the pots were welded. A bad case of "Group Think" and "Cognitive Blindness" on my behalf.

    Your help is appreciated and please don't worry about the delay. I am happy to have confirmation of the answer. As with most of these projects, it is a long journey.

    Kind regards,

    Daniel.

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