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Hello everyone, just bought myself a Renault Master SWB DCI 100, Ive had VW transporters before but the price of them is crazy so decided to get one of these for a day van...my question is has anyone ever lowered one of these? I see it has leaf springs so I expect I will need to fabriciate some blocks and u bolts but what the set up on the front?
Modifying these vans seems to be a very rare thing indeed!
 

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There are in-board springs on the front,it's an unusual idea and one which doesn't really lend it's self to being lowered.You might be the first to try it.:d

The rear has single leaf springs but I guess you could use the blocks although personally I'm not a great fan of them.
 

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There are in-board springs on the front,it's an unusual idea and one which doesn't really lend it's self to being lowered.You might be the first to try it.:d

The rear has single leaf springs but I guess you could use the blocks although personally I'm not a great fan of them.
oh okay could probably get some shortened springs made by a specialist company. Blocks not too bad had them on a mk2 caddy I had, and on various mk1 and mk2 escorts :d

well watch this space, going to get the wheels banded I think but will look silly riding high as it is!

Great van though drives lovely and you can almost stand up in the back

Can anyone recommend a good mobile remapper (im in sussex) was going to try remap science any opinions anyone?
 

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They're a kind of fibre-glass type rear spring on them aren't they? Well they are on the lwb ones I used to drive anyway, sorry a little irrelevant but it "sprang" to mind :eek:

Nice to drive (for vans) and not too slow either :) My only gripe was I could never get 100% comfy in the drivers seat, but a long journey on the passenger bench was much much worse!
 

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They definately look like they are made from a composite material,but I'm not 100% sure.Looking at the ones on our vans I think they are metal springs with a thick plastic coating over them but it's a job to tell.:confused:
 

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They're a kind of fibre-glass type rear spring on them aren't they? Well they are on the lwb ones I used to drive anyway, sorry a little irrelevant but it "sprang" to mind :eek:

Nice to drive (for vans) and not too slow either :) My only gripe was I could never get 100% comfy in the drivers seat, but a long journey on the passenger bench was much much worse!
not had a good look only got it today.

drives nice pretty quick but a remap on the agenda next week:d

Interesting you saying that about the seat, think, maybe has too many adjustments, i drove it back 3 hours riding high, didnt feel quite right so lowered it a bit and moved it back.

No passngers for me just the dog ..sure he'll like it!! :iagree:
 

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Dogs love that seat, my Jack Russell travelled the country far and wide with me in my van (though I confess it was a Vauxhall Movano - rebadged Master). Seats have plenty of adjustment but as I'm 6'3" I struggled to get comfy enough :)

Lag - I never thought it could be a plastic coated spring! I don't know why but somewhere floating around in the back of my brain is this idea of the spring being made of something "different" :confused:
 

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Movano/Master/Interstar theyre all good. Yes my dog Chester jumped straight in the van the minute I got home with it! he loves a van!

Did look at the springs briefly my one just look like standard steel ones really
 

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Now you mention it - along with thinking the springs are of a different material, I do seem to recall that the swb models had "normal" steel springs but the lwb had the different type....

Anyway whatever the spring good luck lowering/modding to your needs, be sure to put some pics up when you do :) I'd love to see a lowered Master!
 

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Sorry about this, but to stop any curiosity... Courtesy of the What Van? website, the 3.3 and 3.5 tonner Masters have fibre reinforced plastic rear springs to save weight. The 2.8 tonners have normal steel springs. So there you go :) I'll shut up now :)
 

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Hi the rear leafs are fiber glass i thought the same metal covered in plastic. But my mate who works for vauxhall said they are fiber glass. 3.5 tonne sitting on them don't seem right some how.:loser:
 
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