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U don't seem to grasp the concept, this is not my opinion it is just the way VW made them. If I have a blue van and I say its blue, that's not an opinion, its a fact. You starting to get it now? The only reason I commented on this thread was to try and keep the information here as accurate as possible. Lots of rubbish and incorrect information gets put on this forum from time to time and its in all of our interests for it to be corrected or improved where possible. Sketches or drawings are not real vans and therefore not relevant for this discussion.
 

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I think colese will be able to sort you out with some good OEM ones mate. Drop him a PMT:
Si was very helpful but when he does get some he needs to keep them to use on other vans. He would have looked out for some for me but I don't want to spent out the old 'hard earnt' just incase it does not make any real difference. He did agree that it was fine to stack a couple of thinner ones though.
 

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U can in a Van, what size wheels do you have on>

I am about to buy some Vogtland springs next week and want my van to look low, already have 60mm drop but its a rough ride on cheap springs so going to upgrade spring and be interesting to see how van sits on 17 inch wheels like I have at the mo.
 

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Si was very helpful but when he does get some he needs to keep them to use on other vans. He would have looked out for some for me but I don't want to spent out the old 'hard earnt' just incase it does not make any real difference. He did agree that it was fine to stack a couple of thinner ones though.
No problem mate, I remembered him having some before for sale, perhaps he had a surplus at that time:*
 

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Hi ,

U can in a Van, what size wheels do you have on>

I am about to buy some Vogtland springs next week and want my van to look low, already have 60mm drop but its a rough ride on cheap springs so going to upgrade spring and be interesting to see how van sits on 17 inch wheels like I have at the mo.
They are bog standard 15" wheels. The Vogtlands are really good even when there is tons of kit in the backT: If you are chucking your original VW top shims don't fancy giving them to me do you ? Cheeky I know lol but no harm askingT:
 

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good god what did I start there!! sorry! ive just ordered a set of vogtlands & 5mm shims this morning. £140 posted from bluebird. also waiting for my last 235 45 18 to turn up and ill have new wheels at the end of the week also!! about time Kermit got some tlc!!!
 

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Just a thought…

Surely, out of the factory, an unladen T4 should sit slightly higher at the back? So that when it's loaded it doesn't then hit the deck? Like many other vans, pickups, landys etc.

I'm no expert though...
 

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Just a thought…

Surely, out of the factory, an unladen T4 should sit slightly higher at the back? So that when it's loaded it doesn't then hit the deck? Like many other vans, pickups, landys etc.

I'm no expert though...
I totally agree with your logic but that is not what I was told by a VW specialist who has many many years of T4s. I am trying to contact someone in VW who will know the answer and hopefully have technical drawings to prove what the original set up was. T:
 

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good god what did I start there!! sorry! ive just ordered a set of vogtlands & 5mm shims this morning. £140 posted from bluebird. also waiting for my last 235 45 18 to turn up and ill have new wheels at the end of the week also!! about time Kermit got some tlc!!!
I hope the Vogtlands work but I think 18" wheels are always going to give you a harder ride.
 

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Just a thought…

Surely, out of the factory, an unladen T4 should sit slightly higher at the back? So that when it's loaded it doesn't then hit the deck? Like many other vans, pickups, landys etc.

I'm no expert though...
I think this will probably end up being the right answer T:
 

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There are several cars that have a higher front wheel arch in relation to the rear. My old BMW e30 is a good example, that was lowered about 60mm and while it sat parallel to the ground & had a nice gap around the front arch the back tyre started to disappear under the rear arch. That is a car though & wouldn't get loaded anything like & van or caravelle could, so .......... I think the rear even in different variations should & probably does sit higher than the front as standard T:
 

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got to be optimisitic that they will know![/QUOTE]

That depends on who deals with that email?
Technician T: .....
Salesman :* .....
Technician/enthuiast that actually knows T: :ILU:.....
Tea boy :bhd:bhd
 
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