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Old 04-26-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Strange Question....Tags on your springs??

Anyone here ever come across their springs having tags still attached?

I was under there today, putting on my SS braided lines, and i saw that. I wouldnt think they would come like that from the factory....right?

I got it used, so i am wondering if the person before me dropped it?
I have to get in there again to look at the numbers on there, if they are still there.

So, is this odd, or no? I mean, would the tags just be on there for future reference or something?

Look like this:



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Old 04-26-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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wow, 28 views, no replies? anyone???
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:41 AM   #3
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I've never come across anything like that. I just did mine and they had no tags. Maybe you have an aftermarket OEM spring system.
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I noticed those too when I changed out my suspension the other day. I'm guessing that's how they come from the factory, since my was completely stock when I bought it. I doubt the previous owner changed anything in the year they owned it
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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My stock springs still had tags on them when I took them out , the FRPP Kit that I bought from Mike at Hilbish Did not have any tags on them when I installed them.
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Mine were tagged from stock, and the SVT kit I got from Mike were tagged as well.
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My rear springs had tags on the springs and I am the original owner of the car, was like that straight from Ford.
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hmm. i wonder whats up with that...some people yes, others no...im gonna get up under there and see if i can get a number today. i wanna know what i have!
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mine had them too. Bought brand new off the lot. Some just probably fall off over time. I've come across tags on parts on various cars.
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The tags are from the factory and are usually plastic. They have the spring code, usually a three-letter designation and the load rating in units of Newtons and the spring constant in units of Newtons/mm. Really nice to have when your springs break and you want an *exact* replacement.

As an example from the front springs of my Taurus which I have at hand:
YFIC-5310-CA is the spring Ford part number
CAX is the spring code
4407Newtons load (990lbs-force)
21.0 Newtons/mm spring rate (120lbs per inch)
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