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Drive-Rite offers lowered suspension solution for trio of X83 vans

The current height of the standard Nissan, Renault or Peugeot X83 vehicle stands at 1.96/1.97m.

Drive-Rite have developed a solution to lower the overall height of the vehicle by replacing the standard coil springs at the front of the vehicle with lowered coils along with installing a full air suspension kit to the rear of the vehicle.

The result allows the vehicle to have an overall height of 1.89m, meaning it can access comfortably access underground car parks.

IntelliRide is a fully automatic, Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) system. When fitted the system provides comfort while maintaining a programmed ride height irrespective of the load.

Multiple vehicle heights are available at the push of a button. The IntelliRide system has automatic load leveling at each height. The IntelliRide system continuously monitors inputs and component performance as a means of increasing safety and durability.

The system recognizes and responds accordingly to potholes, cross-articulation and extended turns. This intelligence prevents unnecessary activity and air consumption. The system even recognizes unachievable heights, assisting in the prevention of possible damage above or below the vehicle.

Advantages of the IntelliRide are:

  • Lowered overall vehicle height allows for greater access to underground car parks etc.
  • Variable ride height – for access, off-road and high-speed driving
  • Rear lowering facility
  • Load-leveling
  • Handheld remote control unit
  • Near-constant ride frequency – load independent
  • Variable spring rate with optional driver adjustment
  • Optimized geometry (Drive line angles)
  • Improved ride quality
  • Improved head lamp aim