View Poll Results: Would you want an air-ride system on your van????
Yes, lets get up for the speedbumps and down for the look- 290 51.79%
Good for all round use with a conversion in the back- 100 17.86%
Maybe interested if the price is right/depending on options- 247 44.11%
No, Not interested in the slightest- 40 7.14%
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Old 06-10-11, 12:36
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Judging from their literature it`ll only be of use to people with Jamex and other poor springs. Doesn`t look like it`ll be of use to those of us who`ve upgraded to quality springs.

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Old 06-10-11, 16:30
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Nice one fellas!

Cheers for the PM on this Keith.

This sounds like a top idea for those who want a head-turner during the week and an off-road camper during the weekend.

I'm just hoping it would be a legal system here now. I bet they'll love me popping into the ITV (MoT) centre AGAIN asking all these questions!!

Hope it's gonna be a reasonable price, I've got a fair drive to do if I want one.

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Old 06-10-11, 19:32
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removing the torsion bar would cost sod all mate its the chassis/ inner wing/ strut top mods which would cost the $
Yep! Agree 100%. I don't imagine you'll be able to get down really low either, without a lot of other costly mods. There's not a lot of room under the front of a T4
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Old 06-10-11, 19:40
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to take away the "bounce" on the rear i fitted a neoprene aftermarket airbag kit that fits inside the coils of the springs,self inflating up to 7 psi and really stops the rocking sensation of lowered vans,especially vans carrying the weight of a full conversion,available on ebay around £100 for the full kit. Again can be seen at busfreeze and fitting advice to anyone who needs it
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Old 06-10-11, 20:43
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Yep! Agree 100%. I don't imagine you'll be able to get down really low either, without a lot of other costly mods. There's not a lot of room under the front of a T4
I can vouch for no room under there, i've had to take a hammer and blowtorch to my tubs to clear, this could be possible if a chassis notch is done properly to gain the clearance and it's not driven at fully deflated just sat on the sump when parked. Have they said they'll remove the torsion or have an over-bag on the bar??? or are they planning on fitting a bag in between the damper top plate (bumpstop) and hub arm??
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Old 07-10-11, 00:11
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Well not too sure how we'll go about it but as soon as I know I'll let you all know. I'm sure he's got a few ideas.

You know what!?- I'd rather be riding my rig.....I:T:Lives too busy to do anything I really want
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Any other advise from the low crew that might help? As Gaz said, this chap has plenty of experiance in fitting his kits to vehicles with torsion bar set up's but discussion is good and we maybe able to get this at a half decent price if we group buy


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Old 08-10-11, 16:58
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If you want practicality stay stock. If you want to lower it you can near enough do it for free, why splash out on air? I'm not saying dont do it, just dont start saying 'look how low my van is', say 'look how low I'm pretending my van is'.
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Default Re: Ripples in the water............

Ahh - first time I've checked out the video clip. Reminds me of lots of old Citroens I used to own! (still got one actually). The lowering function has another positive effect that no one has mentioned yet - with the front fully lowered, there's no way anyone can get a wheel clamp on the wheel!

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Old 08-10-11, 18:08
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If you want practicality stay stock. If you want to lower it you can near enough do it for free, why splash out on air? I'm not saying dont do it, just dont start saying 'look how low my van is', say 'look how low I'm pretending my van is'.
Excellent, how do I near enough do it for free, be very interested to hear

What I'm actually after is something I can comfortably ride on around town, higher to areas with speed bumps or country roads and towing and lower for shows. Don't see how I'm pretending to be low when it actually is perhaps I'll let my tyres down at shows aswell then


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