Spring Colour Codes

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by Bene, Oct 27, 2017.

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  1. Bene

    Bene Gold Member

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    Location:
    Newcastle, Co. Down
    Car:
    2010 PW Clio 200
    Hello, I'm looking to change my shocks/springs to non-cup and need some information on the colour markings.
    The 197 buyer's guide has great info on 197s but I can't seem to find info on 200s.
    As far as I can gather the spring markings are:

    197 non-cup front: blue/green
    197 non-cup rear: orange/orange
    197 cup front: blue/orange
    197 cup rear: blue/orange
    200 non-cup front: blue/yellow?
    200 non-cup rear: ?

    200 cup front: blue/orange
    200 cup rear: blue/orange

    The bold ones are the ones I'm looking for, can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks
     
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  2. Bene

    Bene Gold Member

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    Location:
    Newcastle, Co. Down
    Car:
    2010 PW Clio 200
    After trawling through the site and then 10 pages of google results, I gave up and swapped to bing - and immediately found this :sweatsmile:
    http://www.clio197.net/threads/clio-rs200-springs-can-you-identify-these.55227/

    So that would be:
    197 non-cup front: blue/green
    197 non-cup rear: orange/orange
    197 cup front: blue/orange
    197 cup rear: blue/orange
    200 non-cup front: blue/yellow
    200 non-cup rear: orange/orange
    200 cup front: blue/violet
    200 cup rear: blue/orange
     
  3. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    BUMP.

    Bought a spring from a large motor parts supplier and it was wrong. Car is currently on axle stands.

    Anyway you have to buy from Renault parts, just a heads up for anyone! I learnt the hard way today.

    My car is a 2009 200 so that would come under blue/orange (that’s what I took off my car today)

    I assume the blue / violet above is for 2010 onwards.
     
  4. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    Am I right in thinking mine is Blue/orange for 200 2009 front as per above?

    I’m worried that I got another wrong spring on the way, spoke to RPD on the telephone and he said it should fit, can’t take anyone’s wors for t after today tho.
     
  5. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    Car was registered November 2009
     
  6. M111

    M111 Gold Member

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    Car:
    Clio
    blue/violet is definitely for 2010 onwards as it is narrower at the top to suit the later style top mounts
    Blue/orange is the older style.
     
  7. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    cheers :smile:
     
  8. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    We are presuming your car is a cup chassis as you haven’t said otherwise
     
  9. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    All fitted, yes cup.

    And so the saga continues..

    Extremely light brake pedal, well it travels all the way to floor now!

    Dropping my car to TwoTechs tommorow, never had a headache with them before, caused my own last few days by trying to save some pennies which didn’t work, live and learn.
     
  10. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    Does anyone know if this is related to front wheel / ball joint assembly?

    Not sure if it was taken out when my mechanic replaced by broken spring , he thinks it not for my car? I’m thinking it must be.
     

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  11. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Location:
    North East England
    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    The track rod end bush’s looks similar to that I think. How does the steering feel?
     
  12. Kent197

    Kent197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS200
    Thanks, Feels good.
     

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