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    Posted: 22 Feb 18 at 13:04
I'm going the opposite way, I want to get my (new to me) lowered van back to standard ride height.

Question, what length are OE standard springs ?
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Hi
The nuts were so easy to shift as the under side is pretty good as only 40k on the clock.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Desp Dan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 13 at 10:37
Fair Enough but a "quote" will take account of possibly seized torsion bar nuts which can be a reet bugger, But well done £££ saved 👍
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Hi all,
I lowered my van today by 55mm after researching and assembling he right tools.
I am by no means mechanically minded and completed the task in about 80 mins.
So so easy once you have done the ground work.
I was quoted £150 labour for that task!
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Thanks Simon for the easy to follow guide. Lowered ours last week. Was a doddle as soaked threads on and off for a mth. Used vogtland springs and the ride is better but not too harsh. Used a spanner as didn't want to buy a socket(I'm too tight).
I cant spell for shit..wont use spell checker or predictived text...
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Hi,
After reading through the previous posts im getting worried about my nuts.
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Originally posted by bobiola bobiola wrote:

Get. Fuckt. Ok nob

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Its actually spelled fucked and knob and your punctuation is atrocious!! Cock! LOL
              
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FinM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 12 at 00:32
So the sockets 27mm but also needs to be how deep? I wanna tackle this, my van needs to come down another few mil, but dont wanna go to the effort and find out I aint got the right tools. Scuse me for asking simpletoin questions but I am a little smashed …….. wheres the shed key? Hic! Confused
              
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Originally posted by bobiola bobiola wrote:

Get. Fuckt. Ok nob


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Or_GazM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 12 at 15:56
Originally posted by Steve B Steve B wrote:

Originally posted by bobiola bobiola wrote:

  any advice 


Yes please stop typing with an old dildo!

Try the T4 Tech section for T4 Tech questions.
 
Exactly what he said!
IF you want a reply that makes sense, at least type in a way that people don't need a Webster's dictionary to interpret the question!!!!
 
Also, there is a reason why the forum is split into sections........
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Originally posted by bobiola bobiola wrote:

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Yes please stop typing with an old dildo!

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just lowerd mine front and back  t4 1.9 tdi 800 swb  that is back  np  front  a pain  nsf  bracket came out of  hole  then had the lov job of relocating it  still dune now  next job  oil light permanently on  presure ok level ok  wires on altenator  ok  were next  no bonnet  button  any advice 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote illzlee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 11 at 14:34
finally got round to lowering the front of my van today, 3 months after fitting the rear springs!
dropped it 50mm at the front and i think it can go lower. been soaking the nuts in plusgas for 3 months on and off (its a 1991 model, the nuts havent moved for a while!)- drivers side easy to undo by hand, passenger needed the 3ft of scaffold tube on the adjustable spanner.
use a vernier guage on the exposed thread to measure how far you are lowering.
 
good guide, made the job easy.
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FRont end sorted, only took me 20 mins. squirt of GT85 last week and the nuts slipped down a treat, like the man said I wound down 16mm on the thread and it gave me perfect 40mm drop to match the back. 
didn't bother marking threads just use a tape measure.
surprised how much better it looks with only a modest drop.... It looks proper deep..... and my new wheels are on there way, might be time to post a picture of the green machine..

So thanks again guys for all the helpful advice, couldn't have done it without you.Clap

the only thing I was a bit dubious about was the correct place to put the trolley jack and axle stands. All the gear and no idea, total novice to actual real mechanics... 

had to change my paypal account so my wife cant see how much im spending on my van although the postman does give it away
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yaay at last I got my rear springs fitted on my lwb panel van exactly 40mm drop as suggested (empty) .
although was a bit disappointed to be throwing out tapered wire coils and putting in straight wire coils but i spose you get what you pay for (ToysRus own brand) but the ride does feel much better, firmer less roll and i don't get that sort of after bounce thing anymore.
just waiting for the tarmac to dry to get underneath and drop the front.
So thanks for all the advice.. nice.
had to change my paypal account so my wife cant see how much im spending on my van although the postman does give it away
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I just had pointed out, by my MOT equivalent tester, that according to the TUV papers that come with the KW -40 kit, there has to be a MINIMUM 400mm between wheel centre and arch at the front!
(Strangely, no mention for the back...."cos it's controlled by the springs", he said)
Gonna have to wind mine up now to get it passed the Kontroll (but it will go back down after...not forking out another 200+ quid getting the geometry done...AGAIN! )
 
Update...H&R specify 390mm MINIMUM wheel centre to arch......
 
Seen quite a few posts about people worrying about the safety of R'n'R beds, but not many comments about how safe it is to lower a van more than TUV approve.
Lower the back 60mm...but only allowed to lower the front 20mm???....Gonna look strange that.


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Just to say thanks for this did it today a couple of small problems but all done great guide!Clap
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Hi All
 
I am totally new to T4, but was looking at the diagram on the first page and wondering if anyone has thought about replacing the adjusting bolt of the front torsion bar with an adjustable airbag. Therefore ,with rear airbags it would give you height adjustable suspension for clearing speed humps etc, could it be done or is it unrealistic ?
 
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