Side load (or “banana”) springs are curved and exert a side force on the shock absorber which reduces
the friction between the shock absorber piston rod and the seal. This not only improves shock absorber response but also extends the shock absorber life.
Side load springs are fitted to many modern cars.
The coil spring pictured is for the front axle of a Citroen C3, out of the box this coil spring is shaped like a “banana”, but when compressed the spring is parallel.This type of spring is often highly stressed and difficult to compress.
Listed below are some popular applications that use banana springs. Mainly fitted to the front, popular vehicles include,CITROEN C2,C3,FIAT PUNTO, FORD FIESTA V,FOCUS,FUSION,MONDEO,VW POLO,SEAT IBIZA,SKODA FABIA
VAUXHALL ASTRA H,VECTRA C
SEALEY - PRORE231
Coil Spring Compressing Station Hydraulic 1500kg Capacity
•1500kg Foot operated hydraulic unit.
•Quicker and easier than using ratchet driven spring compressor.
•Plastic coated yokes reduce the risk of spring slippage or
damage and are suitable for springs from Ø102mm to Ø160mm.
• Upper Yoke Positions: 7
• Lower Yoke Travel: 340mm
• Spring Diameter: 102-160mm
KYB recommends the use of powerful spring compressors, otherwise the spring will not be compressed sufficiently to fit onto the strut.
Universal Coil Spring
Compressor For Rear Wish
•Universal spring compressor
suspension with angled jaws.
•Makes it easier, safer and
more convenient to position the
tool correctly inside the spring
on the vehicle.
•Handles 95% of all cars with wishbone/multilink rear suspension - Various Audi, VW Touran, Citroen C3, Skoda Octavia & Various Peugeot.
WERK1006-WW Heavy Duty Coil Spring
- Maximum Capacity Approx; 1050Kg / 10200 nm
- With 3 sets of Jaws:
- 60 - 125mm, 88 - 160mm, 126 - 212mm
- Plastic coated jaws protect the springs from a loss of the antirust coating.
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