Axle flip kit?

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by Liam » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 am

u dont have to if not going too low but its adviseable
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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by widget2k13 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:46 am

thank you
was thinking of about 40mm drop, does anyone have theirs at 40mm drop with original shockers ? and does it look ok at 40 drop

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by PaulC61 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am

The Caddy is booked in to have the 45mm Eibach pro-Kit and Powerflex bushes for the rear to be done on Friday. At this stage I'm not planning to change the shocks until I know how the ride feels. 99% of the time mine is unladen. I will give some feed back when it's done.
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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by andyreflexsilver » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:02 am

Dropped mine 40-45 this week and I didn’t change the rear shocks. The ride is slightly stiffer at the rear than it was but still not a bad ride. It looks fine at that height I think here’s it before Image
And after Image

I’m thinking of taking the rear one hole lower but I’ll see how I feel once all my gear is in


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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by JAZ8140 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:23 am

I need to get a few issues sorted on my van then I will be lowering it i like the look of banded steels just need to find a set of 18s

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by PaulC61 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm

Thanks for posting the pictures andyreflexsilver, your Caddy looks a lot better lowered. Have you had any issues with getting the tracking sorted. Can not wait for mine to be done on Friday. The ride can’t be as stiff as the 2 hours spent driving the other halves A1 today, skinny tires and sports suspension make for a hard ride.
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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by andyreflexsilver » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:33 pm

No I haven’t done it yet mate, it’s going on Tuesday to get the tracking sorted so will let you know then! I did have a snapped leaf spring when I took it apart it was cracked under the axle mount and when I took the top plate off it snapped clean in half! Other than that was straight forward enough to do!


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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by widget2k13 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:01 pm

thanks for the pics of your van thats just what i was looking for, that looks mint :)

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by Kyle2k » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:35 pm

What benefits come with flipping the axle?

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by andyreflexsilver » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:57 pm

Lowers the rear of the van


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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by ellis » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:44 pm

hef355 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:19 am
No trouble at all here you go, I would go gor the super low option as it has an off set locator which is off centre. This will ensure the rear wheel always remains central in the arch. Message me direct if you want my number, happy to help fellaImage
https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/ ... sters.html


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Hiya Mate,

Just doing a bit of research on these kits. I believe i have everything needed to carry out this lowering.

Are you still available for advice? I am planning to do this, this Friday 15th.

Thanks

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by woody67 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Thanks for the pics looks mint, tempted to do mine, was it easy enough to do yoruslef? I have access to a ramp and workshop and have the tools for it.

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Re: Axle flip kit?

Post by sheepy92 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:38 pm

ellis wrote: Hiya Mate,

Just doing a bit of research on these kits. I believe i have everything needed to carry out this lowering.

Are you still available for advice? I am planning to do this, this Friday 15th.

Thanks
I would recomend poly bushing as the rear shackle bushes are rubbish and the rear axle will wobble and the handling wont be the best also upgrade the anti roll bar and poly bush that

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