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Here are some photos of my new H&R Springs, Driver's Side Seat Pad and Seat Spring Frame. So excited to have them installed some time next week. Will keep you posted. Later.
 

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Looking good. What kind of shocks will you run with the H&R?
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Will be the Bilstein HD's all around. I found a place that will be doing the suspension parts not too far from me. I was surprised to see there shop set-up.
 

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Is this a set for an SLS car or non-self leveling suspension??

If they're non-SLS, I could use a little info about the rear springs. My non-SLS rear springs measured 17.02mm in diameter. I'd like to know the diameter for some H&Rs, plus a photo of them so I can determine the number of coils that H&R is using.
 

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Is this a set for an SLS car or non-self leveling suspension??

If they're non-SLS, I could use a little info about the rear springs. My non-SLS rear springs measured 17.02mm in diameter. I'd like to know the diameter for some H&Rs, plus a photo of them so I can determine the number of coils that H&R is using.
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I'm not trying to buy some non-SLS springs, I need technical data likely beyond a Tire Rack to provide - diameter of the coils of the rear non-SLS H&R springs (part number 29559) and number of coils.

I called the US representatives for H&R springs and they not only didn't have the wire diameter information available, they wouldn't give it out if they had it. I couldn't even get the contact info for the factory in Germany. It was one of those "ask me about stuff printed on my paper here in front of me that I can give to people on the phone or I don't know." Dumb.

Appreciate the link, but are your springs for an SLS or non-SLS car?
 

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Mines is a non-SLS car.
 

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Mines is a non-SLS car.
Cool! Is it possible for you to measure the wire diameter of the rear springs? I'd expect it to be around 17.02mm (0.6701").

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Cool! Is it possible for you to measure the wire diameter of the rear springs? I'd expect it to be around 17.02mm (0.6701").

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I can possibly do it later today. Still in my pajamas. LOL. Will let you know. Thanks.
 

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I can possibly do it later today. Still in my pajamas. LOL. Will let you know. Thanks.
Did you get a chance to measure those rear springs? Inquiring minds, etc. :)

Could you post a picture of the rear springs? I'd like to know how many coils are there vs a stock rear spring.

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Did you get a chance to measure those rear springs? Inquiring minds, etc. :)

Could you post a picture of the rear springs? I'd like to know how many coils are there vs a stock rear spring.

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Here's a picture.
 

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Marvelous!! That's exactly what I needed to compare stock to H&Rs.

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No problem. That's why we all chime in.
 

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What's the chance of getting that wire diameter measurement before you get into your 'jamies? :)
 

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What's the chance of getting that wire diameter measurement before you get into your 'jamies? :)
I'll do it now. Will have some measurements in about 10 minutes.
 
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