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Hi,my t4 is standard and i want to drop it on the suspention,do i need to replace all 4 coil spring or just the rears as
you can drop the front on the torsion bar?? also do i need to get new dampers aswell??
 

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Rear springs will need changing and yes you can lower the front bar. As for going low your not going to achieve more than a 60mm drop without bending the rules slightly or further modifications. Depends how far you want to go. Different dampers will be needed if you want a comfy ride but not really essential unless you go more than about 50mm. Also depends what sort of weight you will be carrying too.

There's a few factors but plenty of help an info here if you have a good search T:
 

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Rear springs will need changing and yes you can lower the front bar. As for going low your not going to achieve more than a 60mm drop without bending the rules slightly or further modifications. Depends how far you want to go. Different dampers will be needed if you want a comfy ride but not really essential unless you go more than about 50mm. Also depends what sort of weight you will be carrying too.

There's a few factors but plenty of help an info here if you have a good search T:
Thanks for that pal!!!
 

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Re: Mod the rear springs!!

Somebody told me you can warm the rear springs up with a blow torch to drop the van abit has anybody else done this???
 

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Re: Mod the rear springs!!

Somebody told me you can warm the rear springs up with a blow torch to drop the van abit has anybody else done this???
LOL: dude!

If you compress any spring and super heat it then yes it will stay where it is when cool. Problem is it will weaken it completely.

Not a good idea on a van. They use this method in banger racing and alike :ILU:
 

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Re: Mod the rear springs!!

Somebody told me you can warm the rear springs up with a blow torch to drop the van abit has anybody else done this???
you would need oxy acccet to do this and the springs are mounted in rubber.The springs will loose there temper and you dont want angry springs on a 2 ton van
 
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