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Citroen Berlingo Mk3 V2.0
Hi! I'm a proud owner of a Citroen Berlingo Mk3 (restyling).. Actually this is my 2nd Berlingo... I had an accident with the 1st one and decided do buy another..

It's a Citroen Berlingo from July 2013, mk3 restyling. Here are the specs:

Transmission: CXVM BE4L (CP 17 X 71)
Power: 75 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 136 lb/ft @ 1750 rpm
Tyres: Michelin Energy Saver 195/65 R15

Here are some pictures of the day it arrived to Citroen:

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For those who don't know me, I'm a trackday addicted Big Grin

With ~200km's on the dash, i've decided to test the new toy on "Vasco Sameiro Circuit".. 17" Steelies with semi-slick tyres on and let's go!

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A few weeks later i've changed the suspension setup.. Unfortunately i don't have any pics because it was suposed to be only a test.. I've used Bilstein 909 inserts with H&R coil springs..

At the front i've choosen a spring rate of 3,15kg/mm and at the rear, 2,65kg/mm. Got the front ~30mm lowered and the rear ~40mm..

Very important too is the alignment setup.. After several setups tested on track, the ideal setup for me is:

Front: -3,2º Camber / +7º Caster / 0º Toe
Rear: -1,2º Camber / +0,15º Toe

I know it's nonsense trying to improve a van's handling to do trackday's & hillclimb 'cause it's a.... van! On the other hand, since my job is relationated with Automotive and Motorsport Engineering, it's been a challenge Smile
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to Ricardo Mendes for this post:
  • addo
Im old fasioned
I ran mine gently for a few months first.
On December 2013, I went to the Dyno:

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All stock, it measured a little bit more than i expected:

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83,6hp / 207,8Nm.. Not bad for a 75hp engine Big Grin

(27-05-2014, 07:20 AM)evdama Wrote:  Im old fasioned
I ran mine gently for a few months first.

I ran mine gently too, essentially on break-in period Wink Driving on a track doesn't mean you have to flat out every time Big Grin

On March 2013, i went to "Estoril Circuit".. It was the best trackday ever!

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Here is a video that shows the friendly ambiance:
Another Portuguese on Berlingo Forum! Welcome!
I really like your Van!

keep up the Good Work!
It´s always nice to see people interested in projects on a Van, Like Berlingo! The Best Van on the Market Big Grin
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  • Ricardo Mendes
Looking good what camber bolts did you use for the front did you need spacer's for rear toe and camber ? Confusedalut:
                                     Smile  It's too orangey for crow's It's just for me and my dog  Smile

                                                        Heart Heart Love a lot trust a few  Dodgy

Eccentric custom top mounts on the front and camber shims on the rear Wink

Oh the rear, you need to put camber shims between hub carrier and axle.. You got 4 bolts and you can "adjust" toe and camber with more or less shims:

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This is a Mitsubishi Colt but the Berlingo axle is pretty much the same Wink

Actually I only run 20mm spacers on front.. At the rear, i've made new hubs, 22mm wider. Since i work a lot with CNC Machining, it was kind of easy to do that Smile
Thank's for the info i wish i had a machine shop to hand :thumbsup:
                                     Smile  It's too orangey for crow's It's just for me and my dog  Smile

                                                        Heart Heart Love a lot trust a few  Dodgy


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