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Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:58 am

As above guys but I have still only got standard shocks on rear does this matter or not as I see you can buy Short rear dampers

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Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:05 am

Depends how low you want to go. I’ve lowered vans with a standard lowering kit and used standard shocks with no problems. However, if you want to use an ultra low kit I would then use shortened shocks, as I have now on my van. I have Gaz shortened shocks with a 20 point damping adjustment and cant fault them. Cheap to at less than £150 for a pair. Hope this helps


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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:10 am

Top lad heff not running mega low, just didn't want to have to be changing them every two mins if they just break from running it lowered that's all lol

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 am

You’ll be fine then matey! I ran this van with normal shocks and Eiback 60mm lowered spring only kit and standard rear flip kit for over a year with no issues at all and 20” wheelsImageImage


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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:27 am

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That's how mine is running at moment

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:28 am

Those 19 on there heff

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:29 am

Where that spoiler from

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:35 am

I’d say you are just about fine with standard shocks on there matey, but i’m no expert just going on my personal experience.

Yes that was my first van a few years ago on Audi 20” wheels. The rear spoiler is a CSR item from Germany (ebay), they only make them for tailgate though but I adapted that for a barn door by splitting it. Let me know if you want a link and some pics of what i did. Im not keen on any other roof spoilers tbh mate as they dont fit well and too small in my opinion. Quite like the linrs of the CSR and fitment is bang on


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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 am

Can you send me a link mate would really appreciate it please

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:41 am

Here ya go matey
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3010048194


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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:43 am

Little bit off subject but how easy was it to cut it and make it fit mate

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:45 am

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:56 am

Pretty straight forward depending on what skills you have. But any bodyshop could do it with ease!

I fitted the complete spoiler first, bonding it on both doors as it you were fitting it on to a tailgate. I then ran a laser line up in line with the gap between the 2 doors ti mark the cut line. Mark it and use an oscillating saw to cut it once the adhesive has completely hardened (next day). Open both doors the and trim a little off each end to give you about a 3 ish mm gap so the doors can open nicely. As the spoiler is hollow plastic, and great quality really i filled the ends with expanding dense foam to form a recess and made an end piece for each end with a piece of number plate, bonding it tightly into the ends with a good quality PU adhesive pushing it in to form a 2 or 3mm recess to fill and finish then paint


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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by gjseb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:58 am

Legend think I should be okay, with that mate spot on going to get one ordered now an awaits it arrival mate 👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Re: Lowered rear off van

Post by hef355 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:02 am

They really look ace i think and make the van look really sporty. Any help you want just shout mate but its really really no big deal to prep it for a painter if you are reasonably competent and have good common sense. Its all i have lol


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