Springs Group Buy - £90 per full set



  • **As part of my ongoing Marvin project, I've determined that none of the aftermarket springs are really ideally suited to my requirements. I've done some research and have contacted a company from my home town - small world, isn't it? - who make springs from scratch.

    Specification: Silicon Chrome/Chrome Vanadium construction, heat-treated and shot-peened to resist metal fatigue and powder-coated. Springs are pre-compressed to coilbound length in the factory and, once on the car, require no time to "settle".

    These are made from the ground-up to any length and any spring rate, using a stock pair (front, rear) of springs as templates. Effectively they can make standard replacements if your springs are getting old and tired, or lowered springs to suit uprated dampers, or springs to a specific spring-rate if there's a set out there you like. The more complex the construction, the higher the price.

    Price:
    £90 per set

    If you're interested, please put your name down in this thread with some desired specifications. Please be aware that if you want an unusual specification, they can do it but we're more likely to get a discount if we're buying lots of the same thing.

    If you're unaware of required spring rates with any lowering springs, don't worry - they can calculate and advise without any trouble.

    Latest update:

    Available
    4 sets - Standard replacement; Standard height and rate - £90
    3 sets - Standard replacement; Standard rate, -40mm - £90

    Taken
    1. Famine - -35mm F/R, 50N/mm front, 30N/mm rear
    2 & 3. HammyGlos - stock; -40mm
    4. LoriCarlyle - -40mm

    Interested
    mattuhh

    Edit: We're not limited to MX-3 springs here - if there's any other springs you want, I can enquire, but it's best left off the group buy for now. They will probably need a front and a rear stock spring to generate a template if they don't have the numbers on file.**



  • **Just me then?

    Come on, folks - we're looking at above-Eibach quality for buttons and you can design them to your own specifications of height and spring rate if you need.

    Quick comparison

    £90 + delivery - This group buy
    £125 delivered - Avo -35mm
    £130 delivered - G-Max -40mm
    £150 delivered - Pi -40mm
    £156 delivered - Spax/SSX -40mm
    £201 delivered - Eibach -30mm
    £255 delivered - H&R -45mm

    And don't forget that the more of us there are, the cheaper it gets… Once they have the template, they can run as many off as we need - wait 6 months and they'll charge you one-off rates again.**



  • I have a mate pricing Coilovers for me as we speak.. but if the price ain't right on the coilover..I'm in.. just need to hear back from him.

    Hammy



  • What's the timeline on these? I'm very interested but I'll have to see if I can get the money together.



  • At present, no timescale. I need to take them the springs first for an accurate quote, and I won't be doing that until at least next week. This is just an interest check.



  • I wanna say im in for this but at the moment money is very tight to justify spending a couple of hundred pounds on something i dont need :(
    so for now, 50/50, and maybe a pm when theres a close date to this happening so i can answer definitely?
    what would people recommend as a good lowering height for a mix of comfort ans look as i have to drive 400 miles every other weekend and dont want to be crippled at the end by bumpy things :)



  • I want to but unfortunately I am getting married in a month and I have to put all cash into that but after that then maybe



  • @87fbe558dd=djmarcopolo:

    I want to but unfortunately I am getting married in a month and I have to put all cash into that but after that then maybe

    **Congrats :D

    My schedule for this is

    Soon: Take them some springs
    A couple of months: They test and analyse those springs, give me a price and fabricate the desired products.
    January: Money. Springs arrive in the post. You then get many weeks to fit them before May and all the car shows start occuring.

    So we're looking at interest now, confirmations in Novemberish and delivery in January. Five interested people, as we have now, is good enough for me to progress.**



  • I'm heading down to see these guys today. There's still loads of time left but, if anyone else is interested, please let me know - the more of us buy, the cheaper it gets.



  • @640b1bfeec=Famine:

    **Congrats :D

    My schedule for this is

    You then get many weeks to fit them before May and all the car shows start occuring.**

    He's not joking either, after the fiasco we had with my springs, it could take weeks for older MX3's bolts to eventually give up and get loose!



  • **They have the springs now, so they'll be testing them shortly. They're going to give me a price for:

    5 sets - stock replacement; stock rate & height
    5 sets - stock replacement; stock rate & -40mm
    1 set - -35mm, 50N/mm front, 30N/mm rear (non-progressive) :D

    Last set are mine (but if you want a similar set, tell me). All the others are up for grabs as of… right now, actually.**



  • @6da488ecf5=Famine:

    **They have the springs now, so they'll be testing them shortly. They're going to give me a price for:

    5 sets - stock replacement; stock rate & height
    5 sets - stock replacement; stock rate & -40mm
    1 set - -35mm, 50N/mm front, 30N/mm rear (non-progressive) :D

    Last set are mine (but if you want a similar set, tell me). All the others are up for grabs as of… right now, actually.**

    -40mm for me :wink:



  • **I shall reserve you a set under "interested" until I have a price in my hands - remember though that the price could go up if there's less uptake.

    Oh and they'll powdercoat my set purple. If you want a set coated, let me know your colour - it'll add a little to the price though.**



  • @b91dcbb351=Famine:

    **I shall reserve you a set under "interested" until I have a price in my hands - remember though that the price could go up if there's less uptake.

    Oh and they'll powdercoat my set purple. If you want a set coated, let me know your colour - it'll add a little to the price though.**

    Powder Coat in Black is fine by me. :wink:

    Keep me in the loop as regards to pricing..

    Cheers

    Hammy



  • **Okay, I've had the quote back. You all braced and ready for this?

    £90 per set :shock:

    That's including VAT, including a stock black powdercoat finish and -40mm springs are no different in price than stock replacements. Delivery isn't included.

    However, this price only holds true if we can shift 10 sets - reduce the quantities and the price goes up. Frankly, at this price I'd buy two sets (but then my MX-3 is staying with me until one of us dies).

    That's £90 per set of four :shock:**



  • Whoa!! :shock:

    Might be worth posting up on mx-3.com about it? Could get a few more people in.



  • **"Whoa" indeed.

    They have all the sizes on file now, so if there's any other "special" requirements, like mine, they can do them but expect to be paying £35+ a corner for them. I'd prefer to concentrate on this group buy first.

    Even if you weren't considering changing your stock springs, for £90 (plus delivery) it's almost insane not to. Nightstalker's were almost corroded to the point of failure - and that's just about the youngest MX-3 you can buy (1998).**



  • I'd like some please, -40mill also.

    I know nothing about shocks, but any chance of getting them a little harder? or would lowing do that anyways?



  • Woo!!!! Result… Just need 10 peeps to buy a set.... or, I'll buy 2 sets.. Standard and -40mm - 2 down 8 to go.... 8)



  • @7005481ff1=Lori:

    I'd like some please, -40mill also.

    I know nothing about shocks, but any chance of getting them a little harder? or would lowing do that anyways?

    If you're lowering for looks, 40mm on stock rates should be fine but personally I'd look for higher rate too for those occasions I'd be spanking it to prevent it bottoming out. If you'll be spanking or tracking it you'll want higher rates and/or uprated shocks. I can get for quotes for any spring height or rate you want.


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