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Discussion in 'Clio Trophy Discussion' started by Tav, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Tav

    Tav

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    Im sure this has been covered in great depth many times before but I can't find clear concise answers...Hoping someone can help.

    I've got Sport lines on #387 and it's too low for me. The back sits level with front which I think ruins to look of the car and having had a 182 Cup for 7 years I feel like I'm dragging the rear of the car around...rather than it tipping me into bends.

    So what do I get that's good for less lows and close to OEM?

    Are all springs progressive - after market and OEM for the Trophy? I'm not adverse to linear rates.

    I read on a thread the springs rates are same between Cup pack 182 and trophy...If so why don't we use those?

    I've seen Mark Fish mentioned...But then someone saying they phoned eibach and he just sells sport lines. Cook sport. Eibach pro. All advertised without accurate drops or spring rates...which makes choosing almost impossible.

    Want to get these sorted so I can fit Rik Perry refurbished Sachs and hopefully blow my load!
     
  2. Miller

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    Mark fish sells his own springs. Which are made specially for the trophy, makes it sit a bit lower front and back but still with the rank. Standard trophy rears are just 182 cup springs. Cooksports will drop it to much for you at the back.
     
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    What Miller said :smile: I'm pretty sure Mark Fish are NOT Eibach sell-ons but custom made for the Trophy. They have a different finish and I believe they have a product code etched onto their lower coil somewhere... I don't have my new set to hand to check. The drop isn't massive (circa 20mm or so) and they are stiffer. They are around the £275 mark at the moment (give or take).
     
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    front trophy yellow eibachs are still occasionally available from renault at £96 each. 182 cup rears are something like £80 each from renault. which is a bit steep and why many move to sportlines as whole set for similar money as a pair of renault backs only
     
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    The springs are the same rate but 182cup is 10mm higher at the front,there black,not yellow and don't have Eibach printed on them.
    Would you want to increase the wheel arch gap?
     
  6. Tav

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    More gap...Not so much.
     
  7. Miller

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    Will either mark fish springs then or eibach fronts cup rears.
     
  8. hoolio

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    I've been meaning to put this one to bed for a while.
    Eibach Sportlines 21371047_10154813952501835_981164007016316244_n.jpg
    Mark Fish IMG_0578.JPG

    Count the number of coils.
     
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    Do you own both? Curious if you could measure coil thickness and spacing for each coil. Really look like the same spring with terminal coil cut off.
     
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    Really?
     
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    They look different to my eyes unless I am missing somthing.
     
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    I loved my mark fish springs
     
  13. Philfree

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    Just wondering

    Springs.jpg
     
  14. Big Dave

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    I still do......
     
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    I do not own both and my vernier callipers have gone missing so measuring would be inaccurate and pointless, i posted the pictures as the Mark Fish are clearly different so he cannot be accused of "just selling Eibach Sportlines" as the comment above. Also apart from having less coils I would suggest the they look thicker, but it's just my opinion, not scientific fact so think what you will
     
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    Me too
     
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