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    Front and rear standard(not fiorano)suspension springs front and rear required for 1999 F355 Berlinetta 5.2.
    No corrosion please.

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    Have you tried new?
    Suspension springs, spacers, perches are the one Ferrari part that seem good value.
    I use my local main dealer (Stratstoneís) who are competitive and reliable for anything Iíve needed to date.

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    Thanks i will give it a go!
    I kick myself as they have doubled in price in the last 2 years at the usual specialist suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus View Post
    Thanks i will give it a go!
    I kick myself as they have doubled in price in the last 2 years at the usual specialist suppliers.
    Update......
    From Ferrari main dealer they are £231+vat each!
    In 2018 they were £107.73 + vat.
    Part number 124982.

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    I'm guessing that your old springs are corroded. If they are not too bitten, you could have them cleaned up and re-tempered. I know that this old technology is not very Ferrari-like, but it is perfectly possible to refurbish springs (with the appropriate crack testing and so on). There are experts in all fields. I cannot recall hearing of a spring failure on an F355 so they are probably not under designed. I would suggest that the price rise is evidence of very slow stock movement - i.e. few failures. I am aware that this suggestion is likely to bounce back...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronrob View Post
    I'm guessing that your old springs are corroded. If they are not too bitten, you could have them cleaned up and re-tempered. I know that this old technology is not very Ferrari-like, but it is perfectly possible to refurbish springs (with the appropriate crack testing and so on). There are experts in all fields. I cannot recall hearing of a spring failure on an F355 so they are probably not under designed. I would suggest that the price rise is evidence of very slow stock movement - i.e. few failures. I am aware that this suggestion is likely to bounce back...............
    If they have just settled a little could that not simply be adjusted on the spring seat?
    I realise not a perfect solution as it would reduce travel a little but Iíve always thought the 355 had fairly forgiving suspension anyway.

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    Thanks guys.
    Yes they are corroded and settled .
    I am currently exploring all options and refurb could be one if i can't find any decent second hand ones.
    There are also companies that will custom manufacture to spec so will request a quote.

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    Spring spec.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...87db314023.jpg

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    Out of curiosity why not Fiorano springs?

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    I thought the fiorano springs were used with a special ECU and wasn't sure they would be ok with the standard one.
    Also i wanted to retain the supple ride of standard springs.

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