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FK Lowering kit actual drop
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So ages ago I purchased a lowering spring set from FK in Germany for under 30 quid delivered...

So for whatever reason I never fitted it to my 09 partner...

Fast forward to today and my new van has arrived...

A 90bhp partner with 31k on the clock, it’s ex police and has had 10 services in 5 years from new

It’s also not been thrashed as I know it’s history and what it was used for (classified)

So I just fitted the springs in 2.5hrs single handed while giving the van a once over too

Now I took some measurements of before and after... I can’t recall if my new 307 17’s were in the back on initial standard measurements

So measurements as standard / after / drop (all to highest point of arch above wheel centre)

FL  718 / 686       -32mm
FR  718 / 685       -33mm
RL  741 / 705       -36mm
RR  737 / 706       -31mm

Oddly it has squared the van up a little... I will give it a bit of time driving it before deciding whether to remove another coil from the rear and lower it a fraction more (maybe 10mm I reckon as the last coils are progressive and are parallel and the same angle for the first four coils... in theory you could cut two or more extra off and lower it to the floor but the front would be a bit awkward as both ends are pigtailed slightly)

I will also take some pics when the wheels are added in... just waiting on 16 flat washer alloy wheel bolts to come then I can put em on ?

I reckon also 307 late suspension will also fit as the rear beam and struts look very similar from memory?? Possibles for coilovers I reckon ?
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Lighting was crap... but you get the idea

   

   
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Lowered and on 17x6.5 pug 307 rims with 205/50R17 tyres
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Your gaps look the same as mine on my multispace xtr. 17s and this mod make it look so much better. I paid a fair bit more for my HR springs though Sad Like you I think it could go down a bit more.

My next job is limo tinting the rear windows though.
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(18-01-2019, 11:16 AM)northroadycles Wrote:  Your gaps look the same as mine on my multispace xtr. 17s and this mod make it look so much better. I paid a fair bit more for my HR springs though Sad Like you I think it could go down a bit more.

My next job is limo tinting the rear windows though.

I’m going to remove the rear heaters and polish them out and paint mine black (looks like the best tint job ever!) as I didn’t really want windows and it’s a way in Smile
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#7
I see that there's usually a couple of threads running about lowering on here and what goes through my mind is that I think that my multispace has already got quite small clearance under the sills, whats it like after lowering?
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Matt
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2016 Multispace XTR BlueHDi 100 S/S Gris Artense Met
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(18-01-2019, 05:05 PM)Matt Haigh Wrote:  I see that there's usually a couple of threads running about lowering on here and what goes through my mind is that I think that my multispace has already got quite small clearance under the sills, whats it like after lowering?

If you measure from the floor through the centre of the wheel to the metal of the arch if it has spats fitted that reduce arch clearance you can see how much my van has come down by comparing my measurements to yours, then take the difference off the sill

I dont consider it low at all, it still has a good amount of clearance, don’t forget mine is a van so it would have no weight in the rear at all bar ply lining whereas yours will have seats etc so may sit lower at the rear dependant if Citroen upgraded the springs vs the van and used the same as a c4 Picasso for example (which is what these springs are off as the chassis is identical pretty much
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