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  1. Can this van be lowered?

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi there. As I said on my introducing post, there'll be lots of silly questions as I'm far from a petrolhead. First, I'd like to apollogise for yet another post about lowering springs, but I couldnae find a post with answers to my question. If you could redirect me tothat (or those) posts that'd...
  2. 80MM + Lowering Kit - Where?

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi, I've got a 1999 T4 SWB which has had a rear spring snap. Now, its darn low, 18's sit in the arches at the rear and it was like this when I bought it so its a mystery as to what the springs are with regards to make or designed lowering value. I do cart a lot of weight around too. The ride...
  3. Wanting to go lower but what springs??

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi folks I've been looking into lowering my 2013 T28 KOmbi, I've done loads of research and I've decided against coilovers as they're just too much money for a decent set! I'm leaning toward the 40mm H&R lowering springs but I'm afraid that I will fit them and the drop won't be satisfying enough...
  4. Top front mount replacement needed on 67k miles, 61 reg?

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi Thinking of ordering H&R 40mm lowering springs or Vogtland 50mm lowering springs (can't decide) to fit to my T30 SWB panel van 61 reg sat on 18" Rivas. I will be fitting new rear spring cups with the new springs, but is replacing the top front mounts necessary with this milage on? Any...
  5. ST Suspension from KW

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi all, Just got my spangly new wheels fitted and would like to drop my van a bit further, and improve my ride quality a bit compared to the Eibach springs it's currently sat on. I don't have the budget for Bilsteins, but Projex offer KW and therefore the new ST sub-brand too.... Does...
  6. 30mm or 40mm lowering for my kombi T32

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi All Looking for advice. Recently purchased a T5 Kombi T32 Highline in Candy White registered Jan 2015. Already fitted VW Sportsline rear spoiler, next is lowering. So the big question 30mm or 40mm for a T32 Kombi ? You can see the current gap in the wheel arch in the pictures, seems to...
  7. Pro Sport Coilovers vs H&R shocks?

    Steering & Suspension
    With a limited budget, Pro Sport Coilovers vs H&R shock, Which should I Go for?
  8. Bilstein coilovers, my experience - poor!

    Steering & Suspension
    We recently had new Bilstein coilovers fitted as part of a conversion. The van's done 14k miles so barely run in. The idea was to get the best quality solution, I've had cheap suspension before and found it to be a waste of money. Dropping the suspension was required in order to get the van...
  9. Hello from Swansea

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi everyone, Just bought my first T5, a kombi conversion from Salop Vans. Excited to start a new chapter in life, exploring Wales and Europe in the van with the family and excited to be part of the forum. If anyone knows of a good place to get the ride lowered in the Swansea area please let me...
  10. Lowering in Stoke?

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi, anybody know where I can get my T5 lowered in/around the Stoke-on-Trent area? Thanks Andy
  11. T5 Caravelle Lowering

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi I love my standard 2011 T5 Caravelle 2.0d 140 SWB, but I would like it a bit lower - nothing drastic just to make it a better looking and hopefully firm up the ride a little. Any advice please? I was looking at VW Sportline springs, but now thinking H&R. They seem more popular for...
  12. Daft question about coilovers and how they actually work

    Steering & Suspension
    Assuming a stock T30 van, with 17" steel wheels and std size tyres and a set of Bilstein B14 coilovers. With the Bilsteins set at their highest setting the van will sit approximately 40mm lower than I when it did when it was on std springs. According to all the reviews and comments the ride at...
  13. Hub Mod Done

    Steering & Suspension
    Been eyeing this mod for a while now, finally got it done over the weekend. I'd like to say a big thanks to Festa for all of his help. Great bloke. I went through the hub about 35mm. Collar, cut to 38mm Brake pipe brackets cut off, and replaced with collar (Yes I did do everything up...
  14. Lowering springs for T4

    Parts For Sale
    Lowering springs for T4 £40 Looks Uber cool but makes for a bumpy ride for rear seat passengers so I have just fitted standard springs. I have no idea of the specs but can e mail a photo as a guide to how it looks 'slammed'. :eek: Buyer collects from Poole in Dorset or possibly Epsom, Surrey...
  15. Riva RVR 20" 275x45 Lowering dilemma T5

    Wheels & Tyres
    Hi, I'm new to the site so hopefully I'm fullowing the rules but apologies if I've got it wrong... I'm looking for some help and hope somebody can help me. I bought a T5 (2011) a few months back which had the above mentioned alloys and tyre spec. I'd like to lower it (as it's pretty high with...
  16. Passat lowering kit

    All Other Vehicles
    I've just bought an 07 plate high mileage Passat estate to use for work but the handling is very ropey and the NSF shocker is weeping a bit anyway. So I was thinking it might be worth getting a kit and changing all 4 shocks and springs. Can anyone recommend where/what to buy?
  17. T30 Lowering in Surrey or South London

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi Everyone. So I'm newbie to the world of T5's and I'm already having a ball. I've just scored myself a lovely ex AA T30 from Wales and it's a beaut. My usual mechanic gave it the once over and all I need was some new brake pads, a seatbelt and some general service items. Not bad. So now...
  18. bilstein b12- any experience?

    Steering & Suspension
    Anyone on bilstein b12 suspension? If so how are you finding it? And did you achieve the look you were after as well as improving the ride? Any pics on 18's? I pick my new 18" sportlines this week and lowering is the next thing to do. B12's sound like a good set up but not seen any reviews
  19. suspension springs drop?

    General T4 Chat
    Hey all, I have a pair of lowering springs that came with my van and am looking to sell them. They have nothing written on them, is there anyway to gauge what drop they would be? Thanks
  20. Lowered 40mm - ride now very rough, whats the problem?

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi guys, So i have a t28 on 255/45/18 wheels and had it lowered about 6 months ago with HR springs i bought from t4srus. Ive started noticing that the ride is really rough and I can feel every bump/manhole in the road. Anyone else experienced this? if so, any suggestions on what this could be...