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Rear spring replacement

Antony

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#1
Hi,

I noticed my G leaning toward the left at the rear. Closer inspection revealed the top coils have collapsed on each other,I can’t see that they’re broken but they are squashed together. I know that these springs do break after a couple of hundred thousand Km

I’m looking for a replacement spring if anyone has one. Mine have three white stripes on them.

Thanks
Antony
 

Antony

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#3
Thanks JJ,

I was at the agents this morning. They don’t have any and Germany is closed until the 14th of January. (Probably not the whole of Germany, just the bit that deals with spares for the G)

Good news is they do sell them individually if you only need one seeing as theyre quite pricey for a coiled piece of progressive wire.


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Stu

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#4
A leaning G is apparently a 'thing' - you can buy a kit to eliminate the lean.

http://fourbyfourclub.com/W463SuspensionParts/W463TiltingKit.htm

Quote -
If you bellowed G-Class is leaning to the left or the right side, very noticeable on a level platform this is a kit for you.
Most of the time even after replacing springs, shocks, and bushings Mercedes G-Class experience a slight tilt to one side.
We offer you our 13mm tilt elimination kit which will return your G-Class to the perfect level.
Sold as a set of two 13mm polyurethane spaces for front and rear springs.

I would remove both coils and measure the free length, then install the left in the right and right spring in the left.
I think it must have something to do with the opposed panhard rods

Stu
 

JJVDMZN

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#5
Thanks JJ,

I was at the agents this morning. They don’t have any and Germany is closed until the 14th of January. (Probably not the whole of Germany, just the bit that deals with spares for the G)

Good news is they do sell them individually if you only need one seeing as theyre quite pricey for a coiled piece of progressive wire.


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I do have a set that's not broken but a little pap if you want to use them in the meantime?

JJ
 

Antony

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#6
Thanks JJ

Apparently, it’s not a performance or safety issue, just aesthetic so I’ll simply wait to order in January.

No epic trips planned between now and Feb so I should be ok.


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Pete460332

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#7
Rear springs are one of those items that for some wierd reason MBSA charges 3 times the German rate. Worth sourcing overseas. The springs can be obtained from German aftermarket suppliers such as http://www.speed-autoteile.com/. They will quote either OEM or aftermarket equivalent -which are made my OEM suppliers typically -such as GKN /Bilstein / Sachs . message me your VIN and I'll try and look up the part no (if I can get EPC to work )