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2020 Transit Connect to Get New Set Of 40mm Rear Lowering Springs

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    LostInTransit
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    We’re days away from having a set of the Cobra Suspension 40mm rear lowering springs installed on the 2020 Transit Connect van. This is going to be exciting for all those whom are interested in this. Several of those interested is Cobra Suspension themselves. Reason being is that these 40mm lowering springs were designed for the UK market not the US market. So they (Cobra Suspension) is not 100% sure these will fit. We ordered just the rear set because the front of the van with Bilstein B6 struts and the factory coil springs lowered the van by 3/4 of an inch or 19mm. That’s perfectly fine for us as there is a slight bit of scrubbing when crossing railroad track and the speed humps. If one was to view the Cobra springs online, they appear to be orange in color, But once they arrived they are a very bold red color. I have to say these are some heavily coated coil springs. Once and If successful, we’ll then drive over to the Ford dealership and place an order for a new set of Front coil springs. We’re doing this to have the new set powder coated the same color as the new set of rear Cobra coils. Just for appearances.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by LostInTransit.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by John Florer.
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    #158977
    LostInTransit
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    Thank you @john-florer for editing my topic. I’ve always wanted and needed an editor. Glad you’ve taken an interest in my topics about the 2020 Taboo Build. it’s a shame I can upload images here. I see the mark up but I’m not that smart in knowing how to use it.. 😛

    #159097
    LostInTransit
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    Image test:

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    #159198
    LostInTransit
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    Wohoo it worked

    #159270
    John Florer
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    No problem, just trying to optimize topics so they can get more exposure. Looking forward to seeing your interesting build!

    #159372
    LostInTransit
    Participant

    Here’s what happen when we installed a new set of the Cobra Suspension 40mm rear lowering springs on our 2020 Connect:
    https://www.youtube.com/@SlammedStanceSpeed

    #159610
    LostInTransit
    Participant

    I just couldn’t get it into my head because I’m not good with numbers. But first of all, I learn that when an items such as these coil springs say 40mm this means they are 40mm less long or tall than the stock coil springs. I was under the impression that 40mm was the end result after installing, because when we installed the lowering springs we ended up with you guess it 40mm. Also, PSR-Parts actually contacted me yesterday saying they haven’t discontinued offering the coil springs on their site.. The main reasons they contacted me was that they saw the video for the first time. I told them that the rear coil springs lowered the van more than the front. Now the van sits lower in the back. But installing a set of 20mm lowering springs on the front would be too much. The good news, is that the PSR-Parts spokesperson said they cam manufacture a custom set of 10mm lowering springs for the front of the van and may even start offering coil springs in a set based on our findings. Again we’re dealing with 19” wheels and 245/40 tires so having to lower and fit the wheel wells around these wheel/tires has been difficult.

    #159916
    LostInTransit
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    as expected and because I don’t know what I’m doing on youtube, the video was pulled and I closed the link because i did not like how things were looking or working out. I’m just finding it difficult to make these types of channels work. But I did it again and will not attempt to get over burden with trying to run the page. I just need to make sure I know how to edit and upload videos because If and when we’re invited to the tracks I want to post these videos there.

    #162300
    LostnTransit
    Participant

    Seems I’m not cut out to be a youtuber.. Plus been having a hard time maintaining any sort of blog. Without readers or persons to care about my topics, I’ve bene shunned form all of the Transit Connect, Hotrod, Grassroots and other car communities as users are complaining about my topics not being legit. That’s beside the point..

    I’m here to say that those coil springs have been performing better than expected, but some are saying that these springs or too compressed and to them it doesn’t look good. When one compares these springs with say, Eibach same versions.. they are nearly identical. with loose ends and tightly compacted centers or ends. I believe these are called dual rate springs.

    However, the rear of the van is now lower than the front. Contacting Cobra coils, I asked if they have a set of 10mm front lowering spring.. all they could offer is a set of 20mm lowering spring and that would be too much. We’re left with two options, place a spacer at the rear lifting the van.. which would defeat the lowering aspect or cut the front coils.

    According to hotrod sites and Eaton springs.. here what springs can be cut and what springs can’t be cut. Our front springs have a pig tail which fits into a rubber isolator and is compressed into the strut while the lower part of the front springs has what’s called a continuous rotation. This means we can cut that end of the spring.

    Later this year we’ll opt for a new set of front springs, have 5mm-8mm cut off them, send them out to be powder coated the same color as the rear springs and reinstall them on the van. Right now, we’re focused on gettign that sway abr installed instead of the frotn coil springs.

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