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Old 21-11-11, 18:00
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T4 Post Icon Brake compensator adjustment.

Hi all,
I have a V reg, ('99) T4, SWB, panel van & am looking to lower her by about 50-60mm soon. Does any know if i need to adjust the brake compensator? and if so how do i adjust it so that its set up correctly?
any help is welcome.
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Old 22-11-11, 18:27
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jawdropping Re: Brake compensator adjustment.

HI, i am in the same boat as you , v reg swb 2.5tdi, gonna lower it 50mm and i ain't got a clue how to adjust the brake compensator !
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Old 22-11-11, 19:18
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I spose we will just have to be clueless together then till someone can help us out!
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Old 22-11-11, 19:57
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Default Re: Brake compensator adjustment.

Shouldnt have to adjust the brake bias, unless ........if you brake hard the back wheels lock up, you should feel the rear end dipping down slightly before the front.

If the back end locks up easily......loosen the clamps on the springs of the brake bias and move them up a couple of mm, tighten em up take it for a drive. Would be better if you could get on a rolling brake tester to get it set up right.

If you use you van for carrying heavy loads you may find you brakes lock easier than when empty (lowered springs+more weight=back end skidding!!!!!)

As I mentioned earlier...........if you adjust the brake bias get it on a rolling brake tester!!!!!!
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Old 22-11-11, 20:13
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Default Re: Brake compensator adjustment.

Search for brake compensator there are loads of threads with good info including some justified warnings.
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