What springs are these? Clio 200 (2012)

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by JMR, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. JMR

    JMR

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    I've looked through the other threads on here telling people what colour springs are for what particular model.

    I have a 2012 (62) Clio 200. Non-cup on standard factory suspension/springs.

    One rear spring (off side) has broken and I need to get a pair of replacements.

    Pics attached.
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    by *JMR*, on Flickr

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    by *JMR*, on Flickr

    I can see that there are two orange rings around the spring, but what relevance does the little splash of blue have ????? Its the same on the o/s and n/s

    My local Renault dealer is ordering blue/orange springs for me on Monday.
    But from the guides on here, it looks like they should be orange/orange.

    Taken from Clio200.net guide
    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 <--- Thought it should be this one?
    200 cup front: blue/violet
    200 cup rear: blue/orange

    Hopefully an expert will be on soon to give some advice.
    Cheers
    James
     

  2. JMR

    JMR

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    Any ideas fellas ?
     
  3. Smorgan7

    Smorgan7 Platinum Member

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    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200
    I have 2 rear springs that came off my 2011 200 if you want them instead of buying new?
     
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  4. JMR

    JMR

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    Thanks for the offer mate - but I reckon an 11 plates springs are just as likely to fail suddenly as my 62 plate springs.
    As one has gone I'm expecting its only a matter of time before the n/s spring says bye bye
     
  5. JMR

    JMR

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    Does anyone know the significance of the little blue splash of paint over the orange/orange ???

    I'm going to tell me dealer to order orange/orange tomorrow and want to know its correct.
    I'm confident I don't have a cup, as the calipers are just silver and the ride height doesn't look like cup ride height.

    Probably should have a quick look at the colours of the front springs, if they match blue/yellow on the list above then that would mean th back should be orange orange.
     
  6. JMR

    JMR

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    Well I've just been out and checked the colour of the springs on the front of my car and they agree with what I expected to see.

    Fronts non cup - blue/ yellow

    I'm going to call the dealer in the morning and make sure they get me a pair of orange/orange ones in.
     
  7. JMR

    JMR

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    Location:
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    Called the dealer who logged a Technical Query with Renault UK for my chassis.

    RUK say the part i need is definitely a blue/orange spring.

    Cant say I'm convinced but if I order the orange/orange ones I've got to have them if they're right or wrong, as they're non stock items.
    If the blue/orange ones are wrong, they can send them back and re-order the other ones.

    Only issue is I don't really think I'll know if they're right or wrong until I've brought them home and tried to fit them.

    AFAIK the Cup springs are 30% stiffer than the standard 200 rear springs which could mess up the handling.
    Will report back - springs on back order anyway, will be about a week before there in.
     
  8. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Location:
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    Clio 197
    thats a cup spring , and the blue mark looks a lot like a paint marker check
     
  9. JMR

    JMR

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    Whats a cup spring - my photo or the blue/orange that Renault are getting for me ?
    Thing is the dealer sent RUK my photos attached above and they seem to have disregarded them, and these pictures are the original springs.

    I guess they just work to what the computer says.
     
  10. JMR

    JMR

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    Location:
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    Well today the springs turned up that Renault UK technical insisted were the correct ones for my car.

    Blue/ Orange springs.

    Dealer has contacted RUK technical and simply asked the question, can you tell me the part numbers for the Orange/ Orange springs and order me two please.

    They're on back order, should be here in 5 days or so, coming over from France.

    So with a bit of luck next week I may be able to get hem fitted.

    FFS I hope they're the same as the orange/orange ones I've got on :sweatsmile:
     

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