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#1 2018-08-17 09:56:30

Derek M Walshaw
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Registered: 2018-04-01
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2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

I have a 2005 Scudo 2.0lt SX JTD. It was already a part campervan when I bought it. I'm finishing off. I have a slide out bed seat.

There is one annoying thing, to make the bed reasonably level, front end is over 3" higher than the back. My mate put a laser level at the back. We found from the back doors to the front, to the back of the seats, it's nearly 5" lower. Apart from cutting the springs down are there smaller replacements springs I can buy to lower the back end please.
Cheers All

Last edited by Derek M Walshaw (2018-08-17 10:32:39)

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#2 2018-08-17 10:39:27

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 393

Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

This was always a massive pain in the ass for me with my Synergie camper as I had my head at the front. Always had to park on hills. Glad you gave measurements for the height difference, I've always been curious.

I did briefly look into lowered springs but didn't find much on that. 5" is a lot to cut down. Maybe spring assisters on the front? Dunno.

Anyway in the dispatch I just solved it by having my head at the rear.


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#3 2018-08-17 12:06:31

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 600

Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

If your going to finish it of as a full conversion it's likely to surprise you how much weight it is you end up draging about and hence I'd say wait till vans completed ...............
If it's staying as is I'd go with Kenbw ........ you never know when you may want to use it as a van .....................

I.E. ..... booze cruise

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#4 2018-08-17 13:56:47

Derek M Walshaw
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Registered: 2018-04-01
Posts: 21

Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

Thank for the reply's.
Reason I asked My mate had the 1.9 expert. The 64bhp one. His was level because the max load was around 500kg. Mine is around 900kg. So his springs had to be shorter.

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#5 2018-08-18 23:29:43

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,334

Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

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#6 2018-08-19 02:52:21

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 393

Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

I have a set of ramps too but it's still not enough to level it out. OP states 5" (12cm) height difference between rear and assumedly the front seats, my ramps are 9cm at the max height, and that's further towards the front.


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#7 2018-08-19 10:26:21

Casper
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Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

kenbw2 wrote:

I have a set of ramps too but it's still not enough to level it out. OP states 5" (12cm) height difference between rear and assumedly the front seats, my ramps are 9cm at the max height, and that's further towards the front.

TBH i cant say it bothered me not noticed when i had my Expert. Only time i use them (Ranps) is when parked sideways on a slope. Is the ground ever level that you park on.

Having said that how is your back springs Derek, could they be old tyres and up for renewal anyway. Did the van have a hard life before you? Mine was a plasterers van but looks like it has suspension work done before i bought mine anyway.

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#8 2019-07-10 22:18:25

Shakes
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From: Exeter
Registered: 2016-03-24
Posts: 32

Re: 2005 Scudo Rear Springs Help!

Just saw this old post and thought i'd share my solution. For our Dispatch (which functions as a mobile shed and occasional camper) I made a wooden platform which takes a 4'6" mattress on top, with storage trays underneath. It has a leg in each corner. We carry around a few small, sturdy blocks of wood which you place under the platform legs in whichever way you need to achieve a level sleeping area. So you can even park sideways on a hill if you have to. A free-of-charge system...a lot cheaper than altering your rear springs?

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