At some stage soonish I want a 960 Nivomat leaf spring to lower my wagon. Does anyone know if the spring itself has a part number stamped or printed on it for identification?
I've got the Original Technical Publication disk so I can check.
This may be of help.
MY 1996 Wagon. Thanks for that. Wouldyou know if they have markings for identification?
I guess I'm really looking for a sedan with nivomats to pair up with coil overs for my wagon.
Sorry I don't know. You could try Mark, he's always wrecking cars.
They will have been marked when new. Hopefully it'll still be legible.
The marking will refer to rate and ride height, etc.
Wagon rate will be firmer than the sedan and the arc of the leaf (for lack of a better term) is likely to be larger/deeper across the same length, mounting point to mounting point.
You can compare the coil sprung car against a car with the transverse leaf spring if you have access to a set of race scales - It'll be evident when measuring corner and cross weights - doing this will allow you to work it out despite the spring types being (almost) uncomparable and actual spring rates not even close.
As the cars have a 'close enough' GVM and dimensions, it's a valid exercise and takes the majority of the guesswork out of selecting a solution.
Anyway, best of luck with the coilover swap.