Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

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Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#1 Post by Michelinov » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Can anyone tell me what springs would fit the Coupe ? I know concerto springs are the same , but do any others fit ?

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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#2 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:59 pm

I think that the suspension is standard R8; it's just the f/wings & possibly the windscreen that are different.
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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#3 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:25 pm

Michelinov wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Can anyone tell me what springs would fit the Coupe ? I know concerto springs are the same , but do any others fit ?
For the fronts, all the after-market springs up to the 1.6 SOHC Honda engine are the same. The 216GTi (twin cam) springs and the 1.8D and 2.0L springs are stiffer and will be a different after-market part-code.

The rear springs are the same across the board, as the rear end of an R8 doesn't differ very much in terms of weight distribution WRT the body type, engine size, etc.

I have a full set of 4 Metzger springs that remain the second-most expensive ones still for sale anywhere. Bought for an SOHC Honda standard car but have a compatibility list that includes the coupe. Cost me £160 but open to offers. Was thinking about keeping them as spares, and still might...
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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#4 Post by Michelinov » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:12 pm

Do the later rover 200 series (RF) springs fit on the XW coupe ? I may be able to find springs for that car over here , but for my coupe there is absolutely nothing.

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#5 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:01 pm

Michelinov wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Do the later rover 200 series (RF) springs fit on the XW coupe ? I may be able to find springs for that car over here , but for my coupe there is absolutely nothing.
The R3 (RF) front end suspension is identical to the R8 (XW) front end, and I'd imagine the engine weights are "similar" - although the K series was lighter than the Honda D16. So I'd say have a look around the 1.6 and 1.8 engine sizes but probably not the diesel.

Depends how you're going to get hold of the springs though - if you're buying from a retailer brand new, you should be able to get hold of a compatibility list of all cars the parts will fit and it will probably include the XW and RF models if they are front springs. The rear end of a 200/25 is very different to the R8 (XW) - but - the rear end of a Rover 400/45 (HHR) IS the same as an XW, so if you want rears - look at this car.
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#6 Post by Michelinov » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:19 pm

I want to upgrade to aftermarket sports springs, the only ones i can find here are listed for the later model. They come as a kit - front and rear.

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#7 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:02 pm

Michelinov wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:19 pm
I want to upgrade to aftermarket sports springs, the only ones i can find here are listed for the later model. They come as a kit - front and rear.
Mm. I think you need to take some advice from the retailer - maybe someone else on this forum can comment on compatibility... but the rear end of an RF (R3) is a torsion H beam arrangement and has nothing to do with the Honda-derived rear end on a coupe. I'd be a bit worried myself, buying a full set and expecting them to fit.

Plenty on Ebay, e.g.: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ta-Technix-L ... 1428264420

This seller is in Germany and is prepared to ship to the UK, so they'll probably ship to you too.
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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#8 Post by The Origina lNom » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:26 pm

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#9 Post by The Origina lNom » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:40 pm

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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#10 Post by 961tat » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:12 am

https://www.spring-loaded.co.uk

Very helpful , got a set of killen last year for cabby 25 mm lower and good ride .

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#11 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:59 am

961tat wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:12 am
https://www.spring-loaded.co.uk

Very helpful , got a set of killen last year for cabby 25 mm lower and good ride .
Great link. Saved that for future reference.
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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#12 Post by 216secoupeessex » Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 am

Which ones did you go for?
I have a 216 coupe and after new shocks looks a bit like Bambi - I was going to for ZR\ZS springs as I want to lower mine slighlty

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Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

#13 Post by The Origina lNom » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm

I have a pair of H&R front only springs for the 216 Coupe that are unused £50. They are not blue though they carry the H & R stamp and serial numbers.

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