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Leaf springs lowering

Post by stu987 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:12 am

Hi guys,
I have seen something on here as I googled this subject however I still can't access the full site, so I have an ex BG that has been lowered however the arse end still sits to high for my liking, I just wanted to know if the BG vans used a stiffer spring and if a standard one would be direct replacement, cheers stu

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by james400 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:50 am

As far as I know the springs are the same as the others have you got the adjustable hangers on the rear?

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by stu987 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi yes I have the adjustable hangers on the rear and coilovers up front but still have arch gap at the rear, I'm sure I've heard the BG vans ran uprated leafs due to the equipment they carried cheers for the reply

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by Doc » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:04 pm

Have a look under your back bumper at the rear hangers. Which position are they in? The springs on the BG vans may be uprated but they shouldn't run higher than standard, just sag less under load.
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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by stu987 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:37 am

How can I attach images to this post

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by stu987 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:40 am

Sorry I haven't replied, but here are a couple of pics of the leaf bracket and a side profile of the van, any suggestions on getting the rear lower would be great cheers ImageImage

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by notagasman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:52 pm

Mine is similar the that. The lower the holes the "higher" the van gets I think..however yours don't appear to be in any of the adjustable holes?

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by Celticrsmith » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:53 pm

Interesting. Mine sits high at rear too.

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by Yeti » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:24 pm

I've no useful technical input..... just got to say that looks spot on as it is! 8)
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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by stu987 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:29 am

Yeti wrote:I've no useful technical input..... just got to say that looks spot on as it is! 8)
Thank you, I'd just like it sat with the same arch gap as the front, and I don't want to raise the front in order to achieve this 🤣

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by Doc » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:59 am

I'm just gonna put this out there but do you think whoever fitted your lowering kit has maybe drilled the rear hangers to what they thought was a lower position? This is what I see when I look at your rear hangers, the bolt is in a hole far too far forward of the others, thus not allowing the spring to elongate and bring you lower.

Have you tried it on another setting?
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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by Celticrsmith » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:59 am

That’s a good shout doc. However mine is similar but I have the hole where this is bolted through too and I wondered if I could use it as mines in the top of the 4 pre drillled ones. The hole in question I thought wasn’t meant for lowering it, but I wasn’t too sure what it was for :roll:

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Re: Leaf springs lowering

Post by stu987 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 am

Doc wrote:I'm just gonna put this out there but do you think whoever fitted your lowering kit has maybe drilled the rear hangers to what they thought was a lower position? This is what I see when I look at your rear hangers, the bolt is in a hole far too far forward of the others, thus not allowing the spring to elongate and bring you lower.

Have you tried it on another setting?
Hi doc definitely not the case, I'll post a pic of the kit, the darkside developments kit has hole going all the way up this one just jumps a couple not tried it on any others but surely if I come on a lower hole its only going to lift the van? ImageImage

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