Which colour springs do I need?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by tauhammerhead, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. tauhammerhead

    tauhammerhead Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    I'm looking at reversing a previous owner's spring modification. They switched the standard springs to H+R and didn't pass on the original springs when they sold it on.

    I'm trying to order the original springs so I can refit them but apparently there are 10 different springs that could have been fitted and I need to know the correct colour. Can anybody help me work out what spring colour it should have been?

    Car is a 2008 Clio 197.
     

  2. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

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    Location:
    Mikkeli, Finland
    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Is it with standard or cup suspension? I am not sure, dont kill me if these are wrong:
    Here is pics of my car springs.
    It is left hand drive Clio 197 with standard suspension year 2007.
    I recently purchased new genuine springs from RPD and i bought similar springs with same colours, listed there as standard 197 springs.

    Front:
    small.jpg
    New ones
    small.jpg

    I dont have any pics of rear springs..
     

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  3. tauhammerhead

    tauhammerhead Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Thanks @Antti O , I've looked at a number of other threads on the forum but those were all for later cars.

    After speaking with Renault, I think the suspension is standard.

    Would it be possible to see the colour of your rear suspension coils?
     
  4. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Yep it is possible when i visit in my garage. I have to take wheel off. Maybe tomorrow?
     
  5. tauhammerhead

    tauhammerhead Paid Member

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    That would be very helpful Antti!
     
  6. dulevo666

    dulevo666 Gold Member

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    Location:
    Wakefield West yorks
    Car:
    Ultra Red Clio 197
    Don't know if this is any good to you
    mine is 56 plate with std spring's
    GgbC7Uj.jpg
     
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  7. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Just to add, Cup springs will have orange and blue markings, both front and back. In case yours turned out to be a Cup.
     
  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Car:
    albi blue 197 with boost
    there is a thread about this somewhere...not at home where its saved but have a search..
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Location:
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    Car:
    LY 200t
    In the buyers guide..

    http://www.clio197.net/threads/clio-197-buyers-guide.19788/
     
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  10. tauhammerhead

    tauhammerhead Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Thanks @Chris - This forum is a gold mine of information!

    I've gone ahead and bought the blue/green and orange/orange! Fitted the rears this afternoon and will try to do the fronts over the coming week :excited:
     
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  11. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Sorry i forgot this completely last weekend.
    If you need any confirmation of colours, may be late for that ? I will buy set of rear springs from other 197 in next monday, then you will have lot of pics if you want.
     
  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Glad we could help:thumb:
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Car:
    LY 200t
    Sometimes it's just knowing where to find it :smile:
     
  14. Sunglasses_Ron

    Sunglasses_Ron Administrator

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    Arctic Clio 182
    Just a quick one chaps.

    The springs on my 59 plate 200 have a blue and orange paint code.

    I want to order some H&R springs, what type do I need to order?
     
  15. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Location:
    North East England
    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    If you’re ordering H&R’s the colours of the original springs shouldn’t matter. Just the reg of your car, so if it’s a 59 reg you’ll need the springs for the early style top mounts.
     

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