What's the Best Coil Spring Brand (C3 2009-2013)?

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What's the Best Coil Spring Brand (C3 2009-2013)?

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Hello

My Citroën C3 2010 MK II [2009-2013] 1.6 HDI 110 VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] has a broken front spring, a broken rear spring and needs a nearside track rod end.

All advice about buying these parts welcome. The car is on standard springs and I don't want to lower it or do anything else to compromise the ride which is good by modern standards (although of course suspension travel is too short). Part numbers would also be very useful, for the 3 parts above plus the fuel filter.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: What's the Best Coil Spring Brand (C3 2009-2013)?

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Hi and welcome and thanks for your Forum donation.

Please note that springs should be replaced in pairs to avoid an imbalance.
C3 Front Spring.PNG
Ok, the front spring is part number: 5002YF, marked 1 Blue, 1 Yellow and 2 White bands. £40.07 each. The top nut must always be renewed (item 11), part: 503615, price £4.21.
C3 Rear Spring.PNG
The Rear Spring is part: 5102CT, £113.90 each.

As for the track rod ends, these have different part numbers depending on the construction of the subframe (steel or other), so I suggest you give them a call to ascertain which you have.

All prices as of today including VAT direct from Citroen.
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Re: What's the Best Coil Spring Brand (C3 2009-2013)?

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I prefer Kilen/Lesjöfors springs, but most "premium" brands schould suffice.
I always recommend renewing the strut bearing too (no 4 in the first picture), they can be a cause for spring failure.