Scared to lower the workvan

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Re: Scared to lower the workvan

Post by TimP203 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 pm

I got K&W springs and shocks drives much better its about 10cm deeper than before

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Re: Scared to lower the workvan

Post by Barrybooner » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:42 pm

Mines a work van (plumber) and no issues here

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Re: Scared to lower the workvan

Post by Philby258 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:04 pm

No issues with mine either and I’m a landscape gardener so my van is always full and I’m running on 19s

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Re: Scared to lower the workvan

Post by borgwarrior » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:10 am

The topic name is exactly my fear.

I'm in the printing business, and I'm hauling 600-700 kilos of product at least once a week, other than that, usually 200-300.

Are there any lowering kits what can withstand the 700 kg load, and lower the car somewhat?

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Re: Scared to lower the workvan

Post by Giddy » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:39 pm

Any decent quality kit will be ok, they are designed to cope with van load ratings. Obviously you won't be able to set it as low as some vans up here, if you need to carry all that weight, but some sensible lowering will be ok. Also you may consider to change the leaf springs to higher load rated ones, if you haven't done already.
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Re: Scared to lower the workvan

Post by borgwarrior » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:47 pm

Couldn't, the current van has been traded in to the new one under production! :mrgreen: It should literally arrive any day. The current one is rated for 750 kilos, the new ones will be rated for 730.

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