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Marcmcq90
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Re: Chestnut Brown

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Any update on the rubbing of the inner arches? I'm currently doing my own head in with this problem! I've got a SWB Life and I'm on the highest setting on the darkside flip kit. I've come to the conclusion that the Life twin leaf springs must be softer than the standard panel van single leaf ones. I'm almost ready to buy a set of the singles but I don't want to sacrifice too much ride quality!
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Hi @Marcmcq90
Ever since I put on the OZ wheels with the 225/40/18’s on, I’ve had no rubbing at all. Still have the ABS/Traction alarms, but haven’t had time to get it booked in to have a look at the sensors. I think the damage was done with the 19’s on, but certainly then changing to 18’s and caused through running 245/40/18 tyres on them 🤔😩 my bad 😞
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That's some good news then at least!

I'm running 18” ET45 wheels with 225/40/18 tyres and when I'm carrying one adult in the back with some luggage I get rubbing on the arch liners at the back when going over humps in the road of when taking bends in the road at speed. It's driving me mad! Currently on the highest setting on the rear adjusters. I'm thinking about maybe trying to reshape the liners a touch with a heat gun to see if that helps a bit.

Do you think it would be worth me trying some GAZ adjustable dampers on the rear to try and stiffen it up a touch?
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Lovely van what side skirts are they
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They’re from RK Designs, I’ve got them too, they’re excellent and the local body shop I used said they were well made and easy to paint & fit.

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Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
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Hi @Mitch H
Thank you
Exactly as @Mark1a said
My body shop were a bit wary when I turned up with this shortish looking parcel, as the skirts come in two pieces :D but they said it was a pretty easy job, and I MUCH prefer them to side bars mate ;)
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