G-Wagon ORC Coil Springs

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ORC

$1,325.00 $1,133.00
(You save $192.00)
Brand:
ORC
SKU:
32851-G
Weight:
66.00 LBS
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Product Description

ORC in Germany has had these proven coil springs on the market for many years.  They have been used for racing G-wagens to campers. These are exceptional springs made by the established Eibach Spring Company. They give an approximate 40mm lift on a typical long wheel base G. The suspension ride is close to the factory ride, depending on shock configuration and weight. The springs are available for trucks with gasoline or diesel. The diesel engines are a bit heavier than gasoline, so part number 3285-010 is for diesel-powered trucks while 3285-010-1 is for gasoline-powered trucks.

FEATURES

  • Springs are powder coated ORC blue
  • ~40 mm lift
  • Rear springs progressive rate
  • High quality German engineering
  • A purchase quantity of one is one set of four springs for front and rear axles
  • Made in Germany

COMPARISONS

ORC Springs vs. THOR Springs

With similar characteristics in quality and performance, both are an excellent choice of springs for G-Wagens. Both help soften your ride while lifting your vehicle safely to about 40mm so that your truck remains stable. Both are powder-coated.
 
Differences: 
  • Price: THOR Springs are priced at nearly $700 less
  • Place of manufacture: ORC=Germany, THOR=USA
  • Color: ORC=blue, THOR=Mercedes Racing Silver

ORC Springs vs. OME Springs

Both are powder-coated, and both give your vehicle a lift. That's where the similarities end.

Differences: 
  • Price: OME springs are priced significantly less
  • Place of manufacture: OME=Australia, ORC=Germany
  • Color: OME=black, ORC=blue
  • Stance: OME tend to lift the rear higher than the front, particularly when no gear or equipment is there to weigh it down. ORC springs have a variable spring rate, so they generally keep the front and rear ends of the vehicle level whether weighed down or not (with the exception of vehicles that are fully-loaded with overland equipment).
  • Stiffness: OME springs are most appropriate for vehicles that are regularly and fully loaded with overland gear and such. For most, they may not be the best choice for daily driving because they offer a very stiff ride. ORC springs are a better choice for vehicles that are not regularly and fully weighed down with gear. ORC springs give a noticeably softer ride than the OME springs The variable rate on ORC rear springs, however, makes them a competitive option for carrying overland gear as well even though OME springs are better for the purpose of carrying heavy gear.
  • Lift: OME=approximately 50mm; ORC=approximately 40mm. We find 40mm to be a safe lift limit that offers better stability

FITMENT
Fits all G-class trucks (provided full suspension kits are ordered - springs and shocks): Fits: W460, W461, W463 body codes - 280GE through 500GE, G320, G350, G400, G500, G55, G550, G63, G65

ITEMS INCLUDED IN KITS

Springs Kit - Light (for lighter trucks...see distinction below):

  • Qty 1 of Part Number 3285-G for Gasoline Engines includes:
    • Front: Qty 2 of part number 3285-010 (Lighter trucks are all 460 gasoline-engined trucks.)
    • Rear : Qty 2 of part number 3285-011-1 for rear axle

Springs Kit - Heavy (for heavier trucks...see distinction below):

  • Qty 1 of Part Number 3285-D for Diesel Engines includes:
    • Front: Qty 2 of part number 3285-010-1 for front axle (Heavier trucks are all 461 and 463 vehicles. Also for all 460 diesel-engined trucks.)
    • Rear : Qty 2 of part number 3285-011-1 for rear axle

Suspension Kit - Light #1 (for lighter trucks see distinction below):

  • Qty 1 of Part Number 3285-G for Gasoline Engines includes:
    • Front: Qty 2 of part number 3285-010 (Lighter trucks are all 460 gasoline-engined trucks.)
    • Rear : Qty 2 of part number 3285-011-1 for rear axle
  • Qty 1 set of 4 ORC-Bilstein "Special" Silver Shocks

Suspension Kit - Light #2 (for lighter trucks see distinction below):

  • Qty 1 of Part Number 3285-G for Gasoline Engines includes:
    • Front: Qty 2 of part number 3285-010 (Lighter trucks are all 460 gasoline-engined trucks.)
    • Rear : Qty 2 of part number 3285-011-1 for rear axle
  • Qty 1 set of 4 ORC-Bilstein Adjustable Sport Shocks

Suspension Kit - Heavy #1 (for heavier trucks...see distinction below):

  • Qty 1 of Part Number 3285-D for Diesel Engines includes:
    • Front: Qty 2 of part number 3285-010-1 for front axle (Heavier trucks are all 461 and 463 vehicles. Also for all 460 diesel-engined trucks.)
    • Rear : Qty 2 of part number 3285-011-1 for rear axle
  • Qty 1 set of 4 ORC-Bilstein "Special" Silver Shocks

Suspension Kit - Heavy #2 (for heavier trucks...see distinction below):

  • Qty 1 of Part Number 3285-D for Diesel Engines includes:
    • Front: Qty 2 of part number 3285-010-1 for front axle (Heavier trucks are all 461 and 463 vehicles. Also for all 460 diesel-engined trucks.)
    • Rear : Qty 2 of part number 3285-011-1 for rear axle
  • Qty 1 set of 4 ORC-Bilstein Adjustable Sport Shocks

ALTERNATIVE SHOCK OPTIONS
If you prefer another set of shocks to pair up with these ORC Coil Springs, you can pair them up with shocks that are a reasonable alternative (shown below). Because we mainly recommend that the ORC-Bilstein shocks be paired with the ORC Springs, your choices are simplified in the drop-down menu above. Should you nonetheless opt for different shocks than ORC-Bilstein, simply first purchase your set of four coil springs on this page, then go to the page specific to the shocks you want. 

  • RENNtech Adjustable Shocks: Premium Option - These are chosen by a wide range of drivers that need everything from respectable offroad capability to a very soft ride for street driving)
  • FOX Adjustable Shocks: Mid-Range Option #1 - This is the latest and redesigned softened version that is a significant improvement over the previous FOX Shocks for G-Wagen that were made to be very stiff for a military application. Now, they are very appropriate for those that desire soft and comfortable day-to-day driving.)
  • King Adjustable Racing Shocks: Mid-Range Option #2 - A well-recognized American namebrand for off-road sport racing applications, King Shocks for G-Wagens are an acceptable alternative to the ORC-Bilstein Shocks

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A note on factory Progressive Spring Rate: Mercedes is very particular in assigning spring rates for variously outfitted trucks, especially the early W460 models.  It seems they have an endless supply of various colors and number of color marks per spring from one to three.  Eventually they ended up eliminating most of these and settling for pretty much one rate for the US based trucks after 2002. Newest models use a softer spring for a comfy ride like Land Rovers.  However, the rear coil on all factory G-class springs are progressive rate springs. Meaning the coil wire gets progressively thicker as it gets closer to the center of the coil.  This thickness progression correlates with how much weight it can carry.  When unloaded the vehicle is designed to sit a little higher on the back end.  After loading up to the max load capacity it settles close to flat or horizontal. This is where the "progressive" part comes in to compensate for the extra load.  Current Jeep Wrangler models also use this technology.  Many think this is for a softer ride to soak up small bumps, which this may be true to an extent; however, it is primarily used for the variable load in the back relating to vehicle stance.  When offroad my opinion is it makes no difference whatsoever whether you have progressive springs or not, you can’t feel the difference in general.  So for lifted vehicles or rigs made to carry a load over rough terrain this progressive part has nothing to do with ride quality.  So a linear rate spring like the OME or most coil springs work well. Contrary to popular belief ride quality comes mostly from the shocks not the springs unless they are really stiff and not matched well to the vehicles weight.  If you want a soft ride, buy springs from a new g-wagen and use shocks that are relatively weak to match the springs.  Stock Mercedes shocks for the G500's produce a "stiff" ride because they are made for the relatively “stiff” springs and to really hammer on the pavement and rough roads.  So, the ORC springs that are non-progressive are heavy duty and made for rough offroad driving with a load.  Best of all they will not break like the factory springs