Fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet

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Fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet

Post by bushwhacker on Thu May 24, 2012 3:49 pm

Would fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet improve it's ride performance over speed humps and speed cushions?

There are too many of the dreaded things around here and makes driving a pain at times and too slow (it also grossly upsets the speed demon morons who don't like being held up at humps!).
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Re: Fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet

Post by oldie on Thu May 31, 2012 8:11 am

bushwhacker wrote:(it also grossly upsets the speed demon morons who don't like being held up at humps!).

That's one of the bits of driving our vans Twisted Evil , Very Happy .

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Re: Fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet

Post by waz on Thu May 31, 2012 6:28 pm

Down here in Maidstone the jet fits nicely between the humps so no need for me to slow down. Had a cop follow me one day, said he was glad not a lot of jets around else they would have a field day.

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Re: Fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet

Post by bushwhacker on Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:59 pm

The speed cushions are a little close together around here. The jet can go between but the wheels pass about half way up the slope both sides so it can be a little better.

One day though I went between a speed cushion and an island in the middle of the road with the jet tipping slightly right. When I cleared it and looked in my mirror I could see the Vauxhall which had been following me stuck at an odd angle across the road. I somehow think he regretted blindly following!
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Re: Fitting parabolic springs to a Hijet

Post by PFM on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:12 pm

bushwhacker wrote:The jet can go between but the wheels pass about half way up the slope both sides so it can be a little better.
Not so good for your tyres though! We have one road where I can pass between alternate cushions and the kerb (if no idiots have parked there), the others I can clear between them. I had a VW LT a few years back and the track was wide enough to completely straddle the local cushions - like you I fooled a few people into thinking they didn't have to slow down!

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