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 My AKS400 
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Wind the front suspension down a bit, looks as though it's on the high side.
With the correct clearance to the front bump stops, there should be less body roll and an improvement in the handling.
When you've got that amount of ballast in the back, the rear bumps stops will be acting first, which will make the handling prone to oversteer.

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But seriously...just full of my gear from a gig last night...Hells Teeth its bloody frightening round bends!

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March 17th, 2012, 6:42 pm
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Rear bump stops?.....there aint non there!

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March 17th, 2012, 6:46 pm
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Not the best of ideas, as the rear springs are probably getting close to being coil bound, if they're not there already when the van's fully loaded.

Check the clearances from the front bump stops to the brackets on the arms, I'll bet it's a darn sight more than the 3mm to 6mm specified by Citroen...

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Rear bump stops?.....there aint non there!

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What's the lastest with this, Nels?

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Hi Neil...I'm just running around in it occasionally until the end of this month when it's going up to Richard Daltons to be fettled

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Cool. Are you sticking with the 'shell & having it repaired, or did you find a replacement?

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Sticking with the original as the one in France was US - may well be doing a cut n shut with front of a saloon...

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Update on The Shed as its now become known - Richard Daltons man did a good job on patching up the key things for the MOT test - bulkhead, seat mounts, floor, offside sill, rear brake cylinders, A panels etc etc for a very charitable £900....will post some pics when we get a decent day!

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Nelsthebass wrote:
But seriously...just full of my gear from a gig last night...Hells Teeth its bloody frightening round bends!
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Somewhere I have a photo of Dougal full of theatre stuff - LX gear, sound gear,SFX gear and full set.
Loaded through roof with back and passenger seats out - first gear required me to hold things out of the way..
Bump stops were left somewhere between Cheadle and Glossop!
Reeally must read the "posting photos" thread...
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