Rear spring installation

sonicci

New Member
Rear spring installation direction ? The spring has no markings, what direction is spring when you look the upper part the mounting rubber where the spring stops?
 

66Beetle

A2OC Donor
Not sure it matters. I never even thought about it when I changed mine. Just wished I had changed the Rubber Seat thingys tho
 

66Beetle

A2OC Donor
Mine just went in whatever way they came out of the Box. No problem. No Spring Compressor needed, so long as you unbolt the Shock Absorbers on both sides. Just wish I had changed the Rubber Seat things.
 

johnyfartbox

A2OC Donor
After looking at the post by Spike I'm beginning to wonder if I have put mine in upside down.
Here's two photos of the old springs.
In the first pho you can see that the spring is leaning to one side.
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In the second photo it's standing up straight.
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So I assumed that they go in like the second photo, I've had no problem with them though
 

johnyfartbox

A2OC Donor
Agreed, the bilstine ones I put on have no dots but have the name printed on the spring, putting them on the same way as the original, the name is upside down and if I remember there is an arrow in also printed on, the arrow is facing down on the ones on my car because when stood up and standing straight that's the way the arrow faces.
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