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topman
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« on: April 04, 2006, 12:23:18 am »

hi everyone topman again ,how can can get a better ride in my espace, at present in rolls/ wobbles when cornering, Sad  i would like to change my front struts and up grade my rear set up any ideas would be greatfull...
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Will Falconer
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006, 01:34:14 pm »

It shouldn't wobble but like any car good French car it will roll because it is softly suspended and quite tall.
Wobbling is what RR Discoverys do so may be your shocks are worn out?
You can lower an Espace with shorter springs etc.but you won't improve it by doing so. After all it's designed to carry 7 people in comfort which it manages better than any other MPV.

I can't speak for your model but the 97 onwards cars do benefit from bigger wheels and wider tyres to improve the steering and roadholding.
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Anders Dinsen
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2006, 09:48:49 pm »

The rear axle is very important in the Espace - both for comfort and drivability. I too suggest replacing the shocks (front and rear) and inspecting the springs for cracks. Stiffer rear springs have been offered, but are only interesting if you carry a large load in your car.
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