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Old 10-08-14, 16:12
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Just wonder if anyone can give me some advice regarding my rear springs and tyre set up, I'm hoping to make the ride a bit more comfortable as it's not great at the mo, can anyone tell me what springs are currently fitted by looking at the pic and advise what would be a better alternative. In an ideal world I would change the low profile tyres as i guess they don't help matters but is it a case of just changing the tyres with a new suspension set up or would I need to change the rims as well, sorry for the basic questions, the van is relatively new to us and my knowledge of wheels is rubbish!
For some reason the spring pic is upside down , hopefully you get the idea!
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Old 10-08-14, 16:34
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Go buy some eilbach or some Vogtland or some H&R HD springs.
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Old 10-08-14, 17:42
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What nicklouse said. If you've not got to much weight in the rear I'd personally go vogtland, they only lower 40mm but are the lowest of the bunch. Be aware what ever ones you chose will raise your rear suspension from its current level.
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Old 10-08-14, 18:09
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I had those wheels on my bus when I got it. The loads rating is inefficient at only 680kg. So its good that your getting shot of them!

They also had tyres with a profile of 40 and one wheel cracked.
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Old 10-08-14, 18:48
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I had those wheels on my bus when I got it. The loads rating is inefficient at only 680kg. So its good that your getting shot of them!

They also had tyres with a profile of 40 and one wheel cracked.
Oh dear, now I'm worried!

I have 225/40ZR18 tyres on there as well, what should I be looking at when I replace then?
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Old 10-08-14, 19:07
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I dont want to make you worried about it bud just try dodging pot holes as much as possible for the time being.

I ended up ditching them entirely for a set of 16 inch merc wheels.

New tyres ive got on now are 102 xl load rated with a profile of 60.

Ive got 3 spare if yours start cracking too! Lol

I did really like the wheel was a shame I had to get rid. Like the look of big rims and skinny tyres. But with a lwb there heavier than the swb with a bigger rear axle I believe some lwb are heavier than others too!

Now im running these and pot holes and poor ride quality are a thing of the past..

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Old 10-08-14, 19:21
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I dont want to make you worried about it bud just try dodging pot holes as much as possible for the time being.

I ended up ditching them entirely for a set of 16 inch merc wheels.

New tyres ive got on now are 102 xl load rated with a profile of 60.

Ive got 3 spare if yours start cracking too! Lol

I did really like the wheel was a shame I had to get rid. Like the look of big rims and skinny tyres. But with a lwb there heavier than the swb with a bigger rear axle I believe some lwb are heavier than others too!

Now im running these and pot holes and poor ride quality are a thing of the past..


Looks good mate
Seems like it's a bit if a minefield, just looked on the classified section to see if there was anything on there and there's wheels on there with a load rating of 650kg
Like you I like the look of the skinnier tyres, problem is we travel to Combe Martin a couple of times a month and the roads around that area are full of pot holes, plus the other half uses the van to travel to her work, might have to change I guess
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Old 10-08-14, 19:44
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Thanks mate.

You may find there in the classified section because more are getting wise to under rated wheels perhaps? And are getting shot of them.

Im not sure on the lightest of swb t4s might be ok on 650kgs im not sure at all but I know that mine (lwb 1200) needs 900 odd. Some clever chap on the forum knows how to figure what you need out.. have a read through this.

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=364734

Im sure someone said somewhere in there..

The tyre man I use said I would probly have been ok on 45 profile tyres and would still be running the audi wheels now. But I like you knew naff all about wheels and tyres when I begun with didnt even know what all the numbers ment. But when I realised they were totally wrong I had to get rid.

Low profile + 18's + heavy vehicle + hole in road = trashy ride, damaging stuff and colurful language aimed at the council.

I really dont know how people go above 18s.. I envy the look massively yeah.. but..
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Old 10-08-14, 19:57
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I totally said the wrong figures reading back through that haha.. but its all in there.. too much of the
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