Lowering???

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Re: Lowering???

Post by Gasy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:21 pm

That's a good price
Makes mine look dear
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Re: Lowering???

Post by xt600 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:33 pm

Can recommend Springcoil, they made mine and fit perfectly. I went for 30mm drop and 25% uprated. These work well with my 17" wheels... the Bongo feels much more stable at speed and I can take corners better. Negotiating speed-bumps is fine too, I wouldn't go any lower than this though.
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Re: Lowering???

Post by Puma931 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:18 pm

Can you post a pic of you van, and confirm the distance from the top of the wheel arches to the ground. I need to decide what drop to go for. Thanks
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Re: Lowering???

Post by xt600 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:38 am

I would, but not sure how to add images to my post on here?
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Re: Lowering???

Post by wonkanoby » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:48 am

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Re: Lowering???

Post by xt600 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:02 pm

Thanks, I have put the picture on Photobucket but it still doesn't appear on the post, just the URL address?
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Re: Lowering???

Post by Gasy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:16 pm

Copy all
Where it says image ..................
On the right hand side of photobucket
Then paste onto here
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Re: Lowering???

Post by xt600 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:26 pm

Image



Height to arches = 740mm/29" But bear in mind my wheel/tyre combination brings the van UP 10mm so with standard size wheels/tyres the measurement to arches will be 10mm less...
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Re: Lowering???

Post by BongoJonny » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:08 pm

I can get hold of lowering springs from Japan but there not cheap expect to pay £200 for a set.
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Re: Lowering???

Post by jimbodeeni » Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:37 pm

I have just ordered a new set of the RS-R down lowering springs from Japan. The shipping cost was more than the springs unfortunately :shock:

Lowering front: 45mm-40mm
Rear: 40mm-35mm

Spring rates
Front: 3.75kg/mm
Rear: 6.3kg/mm

There’s a set for the 2.0 and different set for 2.5 available.

Not sure how successful it will be, or if they will stay on.
But there’s only one way to find out. Expected back end of May so will update when they arrive.
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Re: Lowering???

Post by g8dhe » Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:59 pm

Hope you don't expect to get across rough camping fields with them then! Seen a couple of undertrays ripped off because of that!
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Re: Lowering???

Post by Bob » Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:26 pm

Welcome aboard.

Guess it depends on how you use your Bongo, do let us know how it works out. 8)
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