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SJ Spring/shock kit help please

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I recently purchased the SJ coil over shock kit. They came with zero instructions. I emailed SJ to make sure my kit was complete, they said yes but I can't see how. 

I got:

two short shocks with a bump stop and bushing on top

two short springs

two long shocks with bump stop and bushings on top 

two long springs

four spring perches  

I decided to work on the front today  so I brought home the two short shocks, short springs, and lower spring perches. I got the left side front original shock/spring removed and disassembled (wow, that spring stores a bunch of energy). Upon reassembly I found the SJ spring does not fit inside the original upper perch. See photo.

Am I missing parts?



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SJ informed me that the correct Esprit kit in an additional 350 quid. Ouch. Then they said the spring rates are approximately double the stock spring rates. No thanks.

Since I discovered SPAX shocks on the rear, I am considering getting some SPAX shocks for the front. They claim to be adjustable, but becasue they use the stock spring, and the limited amount of room available up front I know they will not lower the car to my liking. Does anyone know of a different spring option to use with the front SPAX shocks?



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