Front springs

Sep 29, 2015
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Ashbourne
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Swift Kontiki 645
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Since 2013
Hi everyone from sunny Spain- sorry to rub it in for those back home.
I have a Swift Kontiki 645 which to me sits low at the front, needing the use of ramps even on level ground. Has anyone ever fitted stronger/longer springs to raise the front end up. I have seen a couple of others the same as mine.
Thanks Mike
 
Nov 5, 2013
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Shropshire
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Carthago chic e-line
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@dave newell lvs replaced ours,Fiat based A class,
before and after !

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Feb 21, 2016
4,207
13,765
Uk
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41,726
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C class
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Since 2017
Hi everyone from sunny Spain- sorry to rub it in for those back home.
I have a Swift Kontiki 645 which to me sits low at the front, needing the use of ramps even on level ground. Has anyone ever fitted stronger/longer springs to raise the front end up. I have seen a couple of others the same as mine.
Thanks Mike
I was going to suggest that you put a scooter on the back,but that would be just so silly.:D;)
 

PeteH

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Nov 22, 2007
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9,027
East Riding of Yorkshire
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900
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Rapido, 999M.
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18+yrs plus 25+Towing
I think Its built in at the Fiat Factory?. I got to taking notice of it and All the Fiat/Alko combinations I have seen are permanently Nose down. Ours even went on Block Ramps on the drive, as I like the frig to work properly when loading up!
 
Dec 12, 2010
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Cumbria
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It's to do with fuel economy as you're always driving downhill, an idea they pinched from the Citroen 2CV. :LOL:
 
Apr 17, 2016
306
273
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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42,532
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Le Voyageur
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Since March 2004
Talk to Mick at SAP at Doncaster. He can supply and fit uprated front springs to relieve this problem. I believe they are supplied by VB the same company that supplies the air suspension kits that Mick fits. He could also fit full air suspension which completely solves the problem and E & P levelling jacks if required. Give him a call as he is very knowledgeable.

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Musicboy

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Jul 18, 2012
192
182
United Kingdom
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22,021
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Rapido 7096+
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fulltiming since 2003
Did mine @ 4 weeks ago . A lot of difference ... & better balance of the van re nose diving about bends / roundabouts (noT at speed).
Conrad Anderson did mine ... see thread from me ... So wouldn't recommend them ... as had to clean van after they had their dirty mit's everywhere . Rubbish ...
Anyways ... Yep . Difference I'd very noticeable ... Hardly use the ramps now so it's good ....
 
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