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Topic: Can you show me your lowered Gipsy/Cheetah
Posted By: ballbag
Subject: Can you show me your lowered Gipsy/Cheetah
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 21:36
Please ???

I want to lower my new Cheetah 50mm so i still have a little space under the arches.



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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:02
50mm should be ok but you will have to watch your choice of wheels
 
mines only down 30mm but I'm on 18s with the vw plastic arch bits and once me and the GF get in and fill the 85 litre tank the tyres are close to the arch
 


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Posted By: ballbag
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:07
Cheers

I just bought mine from Disco Stew on here, it has 16" merc alloys on.


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:15
you'll be fine on 16s,  I do a lot of 'rough road' camping and have an underslung gas tank so can't slam it too much

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Posted By: Bluebays
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:18
Theseare 18s and a 50mm Drop,Although i dont have these rims now as they are far too common LOL
 


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Posted By: ballbag
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:23
That looks ace on a 50mm drop, i've just been looking at the 50mm avo springs on brickwerks.com


Posted By: sventhrusta
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:46
This is a 50mm drop on avos with 16" Merc rims-the plastic wheel arch trim makes it look closer but on full lock with a full load it does touch sometimes


Posted By: Bluebays
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 22:54
Originally posted by ballbag ballbag wrote:

That looks ace on a 50mm drop, i've just been looking at the 50mm avo springs on brickwerks.com
 
The very ones we used Wink We have underslung Gas tank too but,We are aimng for the First Cheetah on the Moon LOL


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Posted By: ballbag
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 23:37
Originally posted by busbuddy busbuddy wrote:

50mm should be ok but you will have to watch your choice of wheels
 

mines only down 30mm but I'm on 18s with the vw plastic arch bits and once me and the GF get in and fill the 85 litre tank the tyres are close to the arch

 



Are the colours on your bus original dude?

I think they look great by the way


Posted By: ballbag
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 23:38
Originally posted by sventhrusta sventhrusta wrote:

This is a 50mm drop on avos with 16" Merc rims-the plastic wheel arch trim makes it look closer but on full lock with a full load it does touch sometimes


That's it then, decision made, i'm gonna get on the blower and order them tomorrow


Posted By: ballbag
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 23:38
Originally posted by DWEEZIL DWEEZIL wrote:

Originally posted by ballbag ballbag wrote:

That looks ace on a 50mm drop, i've just been looking at the 50mm avo springs on brickwerks.com

 

The very ones we used Wink We have underslung Gas tank too but,We are aimng for the First Cheetah on the Moon LOL


I don't know if i have an underslung tank or not, tbh i don't eve know what you mean


Posted By: Devamatt
Date Posted: 23 Sep 08 at 23:46
I dropped mine with 60mm springs Shocked






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Posted By: Thomas A
Date Posted: 24 Sep 08 at 05:39
Thank's Dweezil! 
 
I am just about to buy some 17" RS4 wheels...   Wink
 
 
I was planning to use my 14" Fuchs's but i think the undercarriage will be to near the ground when i have the stance i want.
 
We'll see!   Tongue


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 24 Sep 08 at 07:42
ballbag you wont have an underslung gas tank its something chaps here have retrofitted to free up extra storage!!

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Posted By: Bluebays
Date Posted: 24 Sep 08 at 10:01
Sorry Thomas LOL
 


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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 24 Sep 08 at 19:56
Originally posted by ballbag ballbag wrote:



Are the colours on your bus original dude? 

 
 
yeah, the original buyer didn't want the karmann stripe or cheetah logo but specified the blue stripes, don't know why he did it but it's ok by me


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Posted By: COLEY
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 10:58
dweezil, what rims on the van please. just got a cheetah and needs lowerin and some nice rims.


Posted By: rustydubs
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 12:24


heres mine!!


Posted By: rustydubs
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 12:25
and another



Posted By: COLEY
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 12:55
nice.mine is sitting in the clouds at the minute,needs hitting with lowering stick. no one around here seen or heard of a karmann gypsy or cheetah.


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 17:34
I believe someone in ipswich (or very near) owned a gipsy for about a week before he sold it again

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Posted By: COLEY
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 17:36
wonder why he sold it,i think my cheetah is great.


Posted By: ballbag
Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 20:49
Originally posted by rustydubs rustydubs wrote:

heres mine!!


That looks awesome dude

I'm just about to peel the roof back on mine it's leaking like a sieve, so no lowering springs for a few weeks.


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 12 Jan 13 at 20:41
bump


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Posted By: Bluebays
Date Posted: 12 Jan 13 at 20:45


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Posted By: Kent Joker
Date Posted: 12 Jan 13 at 21:05
Some nice looking Cheetahs nearly bought one of these..........
 


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Posted By: samyoung
Date Posted: 10 Jun 13 at 11:19
I've just put a 70mm AVO kit on my Gipsy and this is the out come , wheels are 17's.
I'm not really happy with that... what I don't understand is how you guys seem to put 50mm kits on and have a much better ride height.
 
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Posted By: is,sit
Date Posted: 05 May 15 at 11:48
Hi Guys New Here this is my Gipsy had it a Few weeks now
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Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 20:28
Lowered mine today on 50mm Avo springs but would like it lower

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Posted By: fatboy
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 21:04
Looks the business to me Dave. Just let it settle, it'll be reet 😀

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