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 Post subject: Changing rear springs to stronger ones
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:23 am 
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I have a 2016 model with 52000 km and have noticed that the rear springs are no longer strong enough. In fact they were in my opinion never strong enough for using an SUV as it should be used, i.e. carrying a lot of gear with you and your family. Under heavy load the car sags enormously. So, off to trusted www.mad-vertrieb.de and ordering reinforced springs to the PHEV, the only company I know having them. They delivered quickly to Sweden and this weekend I had the not so fun task of changing springs. You should know that all-in-all you need to remove 9 panels in the boot in order to access the two bolts holding the strut on each side. Mitsubishi has cleverly made a coupe of lids you can open in the panels but no lid will give access to all 4 bolts. Only one on the right side:-( After that removal, the removal of struts and change of springs went smoothly. You need heavy duty springtensioners to change the springs.

Then fiddling all panels back. Grrrr

But in the end the cars is behaving much better already. I will try under very heavy load this summer.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing rear springs to stronger ones
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:36 pm 
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Location: GTA, Ontario, Canada
Thanks for sharing.
Any pictures or part# for the new springs?

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 Post subject: Re: Changing rear springs to stronger ones
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 pm 
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See this link and practice your german:-)

https://www.mad-vertrieb.de/niveaufeder ... -0713.html

Btw I am very happy with the springs (and so is the missus) as the car even unloaded behaves better. With load it is much better than before.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing rear springs to stronger ones
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:16 pm 
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How much higher does the car stand with the new springs, unloaded?


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 Post subject: Re: Changing rear springs to stronger ones
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:16 pm 
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I never really meassuerd the car when new and empty. I noticed however after app. 2 years that the rear was noticably lower than the front when empty and whith heavy load the springs bottomed out easily. With the new springs I think the rear may be 1 cm. higher than the front when empty. You never notice when you look at the car, you have to really look hard for it to notice. With load in the back it now sags much less and is much better to drive overall.


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