red9 design front suspension

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kev, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. kev

    kev

    Hello all AND A MERRY XMAS

    ive never been able to sort my steering out properly on my van even tried a reconditioned box but it was still the same
    ive allso lowered my van on type two detective dropped spindles but ive never been happy with it wheel rubbing etc
    so for a xmas present to myself ive ordered a a red9 front suspension

    so has anybody fitted this system /was there any problems fitting it yourself /any pictures to help me etc etc

    any help or information is much appreciated


    1978 twin sliding panel van conversion running a 2 ltr subuar
     
  2. Kev - I have a Red9 fitted to my bus by Birdy. He's got a wealth of knowledge on the fitting so give him a shout!
     
  3. Always fancied one of these to lessen the wandering steering, so look forward to hearing how you get on , take some pics when you install it and post them up ;D ;D
     
  4. How is this going to fix wandering steering :- ?
     
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  6. kev

    kev

    thanks i will have a word with birdy
    do you like the results from yours then


    the red9 design does away with the steering box so should sort out the steering problem
    as for the kit being a bit pricey if it sorts all my problems out it will be worth it plus its xmas and ive been a good boy all year :),
     
  7. kev

    kev

    lime79 very cool web site :) :) :)
     
  8. They did have a few issues with the type 25 bevel box and you can`t go too low but i think thats been sorted now .
    A properly adjusted steering box is sweet ...and cheaper
     
  9. kev

    kev

    They did have a few issues with the type 25 bevel box and you can`t go too low but i think thats been sorted now .
    A properly adjusted steering box is sweet ...and cheaper


    ive had my van on jacks more times trying to sort the steering out than its been on the road
    even a recon box was fitted this was slightly better but still not rearly good enough all other linkages are ok
     
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  12. yeah i found the guys at red 9 helpful and they did readjust mine free of charge but i wish i have gone for the full wishbone set up
    but at the time i thought it was a bit pricey but it aint really !
     
  13. Id like to see how the red 9 set up holds up off road compared to the stock suspension set up

    Ive got a feeling its geard towards road going busses though
     
  14. is this setup tested for safety then for insurance and mot purpose ?
     
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  17. kev

    kev

    i didnt think you could just sell items to the general public with out all the correct testing can you ???

    i did read on here somewhere or prototype that somebody had fitted the system to there van rang the insurance company explained that there old suspension was rotten and this was a safer upgrade insuranace said that was fine

    i fitted a subaur into my van then i got a letter from a garage to say it was all fitted correctly, sent that to the insurance company and had no problems so i will do the same with the suspension

    i havnt checked the rear bushs but i will now its been mentioned thankyou

    as for driving of road im on dropped spindles now and have a radiator under the van so i dont rearly drive of road to much
     
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