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#1 320inSpain

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

Hello everyone, I just bought a 320 and will be shipping it from UK to Spain where I now live.

WHat is the safest way of lowering the truck allround? Would need to meet annual safety test.

Thanks for your help.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

Lowering blocks and reindexing of the torsion bar.


There are other ways...that's just the cheapest/easiest without having to fab the entire front/rear end.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:15 PM

It would depend on what they are looking for in the inspections, if they want it stock looking then you are pretty limited, adjusting the torsion bars and 720 4X4 leafs in the rear are the only things that will appear stock, if lowering blocks in the rear are legal then that would be the easiest way in the rear.

You could have flatter rear leafs made over here in the US, don't know if that is an option in Spain.


 

 


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:02 AM

I have heard of safety inspections rejecting the use of blocks (for lowering or lifting).



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:46 PM

There are spring services that 'Re-Arch' leaf springs. A competent craftsman should be able to increase or decrease the amount of arc in a spring set. Should leave them appearing original stock. Look it up on net. 


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#6 320inSpain

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:55 AM

Thanks for your replies!



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

Re-arching the springs is the cleanest way to go about lowering a truck.

 

And then re-index the torsion bars to lower the front.

 

Cut bump stops to lessen the bottoming out problem.

 

Shorter shocks may be required as well, depending on how low you go.