Front Suspension?

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  1. wizzer59

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    My Hymer 584 front Suspension is sagging and needs upgrading, apparently this is a common problem so was just wondering if anyone has had it done and how much it cost?(y)
     
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    Had stronger springs fitted at essenjay at Poole, done in a day lifted the front by at least 6 inches but that was on our euramobile.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks Joe, is yours a Fiat and rough idea of cost?
     
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    Yes a Fiat but it's a heavy and it depends on front axle weight but ours worked out at about £1000 they require a deposit to order the springs in most of the cost is for dismantling the dash to get to the top spring mounts.
    Made a big differance to ride there are 2 stronger springs for different weights

    Joe
     
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    Cheers Joe(y)
     
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    I had VB comfort springs fitted to my Pilote A class by conrad anderson raised the front by 60mm and made the ride more comfortble, Techno100 also has had them fitted to his rapido c low profile.

    Cost around £700

    John
     
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    Thanks John(y)
     
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    Goldsmittch springs are now either fitted as standard or in the option pack that you wouldn't buy the van without on all A Class Hymers.
    They give a very good ride and raise the front a couple of inches.
     
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  9. Detnor

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    I'm having Goldschmitd springs fitted to the front of my Hymer in 10 days by Dave Newell, happy to feed back results.
     
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    Had Goldschmidt front springs fitted by Dave Newell about a month ago, has made a big difference to ride height - about 55 mm, Ride comfort much improved. I can recommend this work and Dave Newell
     
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    Interested in doing this... do mind saying how much it cost ?

    thanks
     
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    We had the Goldschmidt springs done in Germany some years ago, at their HQ, and stayed overnight on their Stellplatz.

    The cost was several hundred Euros, which resulted in a much firmer ride with about an extra 50mm extra, in height from the tyres.

    Had we been able to afford it at the time, we would have gone for the rear twin axle air suspension kit that British firms don't do for that series of ALKO chassis. :(

    HTH,

    Jock.
     
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    @Detnor @Timotei

    also how long the job takes.. ?

    thanks
     
  14. Detnor

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    Had the uprated springs fitted on Wednesday at Dave Newell's in Telford @dave newell lvs
    It took about 6 hours, but the fact large areas of the dashboard had to come off on the Hymer added a lot of time. We had a lovely day at Blists Hill Victorian village courtesy of Dave+Jackie.
    Handling is improved, the front is raised, I just felt the 3ltr lump in the front was too much for the existing springs.
     
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    Hi Scotjimland
    Only just seen your post(s) been away for a few days with no wifi or phone signal - bloody marvellous, peace & quiet
    Goldschmidt springs took 3 hours, cost £650, well worth it
    Also I fitted Dunlop air assist to the rear tag axle, with two upgrades it has made a major difference to the handling and comfort of the vehicle.
    Techno's photo's are very informative! As always
     
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    Dont forget to have your headlights readjusted for the extra height....could mean an MOT fail if too high.
     
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    Oops! Didn't realise this is in 'Hymer' section, mines a Burstner so installation time (& cost) maybe different, still worth it thou.
     
  19. Detnor

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    Just a bit of a follow up. Very happy with the handling improvements. Having had the Goldschmitt springs fitted, today I received a changed convertors sticker from Goldschmitt indicating the increased front axle capacity. All handled by @dave newell lvs - very pleased
     
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    Did mine myself, bought Kilen( 12205 ) springs off the internet(£200, but you can get them cheaper, another rip off story). Took the suspension legs down to my local garage to get the springs fitted( Don't mess with them unless you really know what you're doing &have very heavy spring compressors, they are lethal), refitted them & jobs a good un.
    I got the heaviest (12205) springs as I have the 3 litre engine & a big overcab
    Anybody want some standard Fiat springs from a 2100kg front axle? Probably a cheap upgrade for someone.
     

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