Schwenk T3 2WD Westy Springs

515.50

Schwenk T3 2WD Westy Springs

Known as the best in the business, Schwenk springs have been developing and constantly refining their springs for 2WD and Syncro’s for over twenty-five years. It is with great pleasure that we can offer these springs in Europe.

  • Full Set of 4 Springs –
  • Modestly Stiffer & Slightly Taller than Stock
  • Firm but Responsive Feel – Not Harsh
  • Improved Ride, Cornering & Stability
  • Work with all major shock brands

These springs are designed to meet stock VW specs for vehicle ride height, alignment and shock valving. They are only moderately stiffer and taller than stock, all still within VW specs.

 

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Schwenk T3 2WD Westy Springs

Known as the best in the business, Schwenk springs have been developing and constantly refining their springs for 2WD and Syncro’s for over twenty-five years. It is with great pleasure that we can offer these springs in Europe.

Schwenk spring sets work to put the suspension within stock limits which give better performance and longevity.  You will not need to buy other bolt on bits to alter your suspension such as ball joint spacers or shock extenders, your CVs will run at the right angles etc as the springs keep the van within the stock specs which is where it is happy.

  • Full Set of 4 Springs –
  • Modestly Stiffer & Slightly Taller than Stock
  • Firm but Responsive Feel – Not Harsh
  • Improved Ride, Cornering & Stability
  • Work with all major shock brands

These springs are designed to meet stock VW specs for vehicle ride height, alignment and shock valving. They are only moderately stiffer and taller than stock, all still within VW specs.

 

The Schwenk 2WD Springs made for the 2WD VW T3/T25 Westafalias. They were designed to deliver optimum suspension travel and stability on a westy loaded with an average amount of camping cargo and several passengers. The springs cure the mushy, kneeling feel the stock springs have, while at the same time providing improved cornering and much-improved stability in windy conditions.

Spring Rate

The springs are straight wound and are moderately stiffer than stock.  Schwenk tested three sets of prototypes in developing these springs before settling on a spring rate. The goal was to get rid of the ill effects of the too-soft stock springs while keeping the suspension responsive and supple.

Ride Height

With these springs an empty 2WD Westfalia T3 will have a ride height of roughly 43.8 cms (17 1/4″), measuring from the center of the wheel / axle to the lower lip of the mudguard.  Ride heights will vary with different van configurations.

 

The ride height these springs provide is designed to deliver optimal suspension travel and ground clearance. By “optimal,” he means the height is designed to ensure full use of the full range of suspension travel, as designed by VW, without topping out due to excessive ride-height, or requiring ball-joint spacers.

When used with Radflo, Koni (red, adjustable) or Bilstein shocks and struts, the Schwenk 2WD Springs provide the most economical way to obtain a matched set of springs and shocks that deliver outstanding performance without having to spend thousands of euros or having to modify the stock suspension components.

 

Chrome Silicon Steel

The springs are made of Chrome Silicon pre-tensioned steel. Chrome Silicon is the best material available for automotive springs primarily because it does not sag like other spring steel does, but also because it can be wound to closer tolerances as well, meaning more accurate and consistent spring rates across the manufacturing process.

The Importance of Shocks

The performance of your suspension depends not only on the coil springs, but also on the shocks and struts. Worn shocks will cause your new coil springs to feel too bouncy and cornering will suffer. Make sure your shocks and struts are in good condition when you instal your springs. For best performance, we advise using either Radflo, Koni (red, adjustable) or Bilstein shocks and struts.

The Importance of Tires & Tire Pressure

Most people do not realize it, but tires also act as part of the vehicle suspension system when they flex and rebound. As a result, your overall suspension performance depends in part on your tires. If you have the wrong tires mounted (not stiff enough side-wall), or worn tires, your suspension performance and handling will suffer. Be sure to use tires rated for the GVW of the Van.

Tire pressure is also a factor in suspension tuning, handling and traction. On paved roads, tire pressure has a direct and significant effect on tracking around turns, responsiveness, and stability. Experimentation is the best way to determine correct air pressure, using VW specs as a starting point, and well worth the effort.

Additional information

Weight21 kg
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OEM or Aftermarket

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