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    Outside of taking a punt on the German-made Confort spheres doing the rounds on Ebay etc, is putting CX or DS spheres on the front going to make for a softer ride?

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    It could be interesting if not dangerous. DS spheres probably wouldn't fit anyway.
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    Hi Donat,
    I have had them (XANTIA comfort spheres) on my Xantia for nearly a year and in short love them.
    Handling still good, ride lovely. Hold pressure well.
    BTW - they're made in Belgium (by IFHS from memory).

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    If it's a VSX Xantia .... I 'd be checking the hydractive spheres and soleniods first. They ride remarkably well for what they are, I don't think putting the wrong spheres on a VSX would help at all.

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    From memory, the Xantia Image is the same spec as the SX - in other words, hydropneumatic, rather than hydractive suspension.

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    I put CX comfort spheres on the front of our SX. One run around the block and off they came. It is a Xantia after all.
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    I'm told CX spheres are do-able around town, but once you hit the highway it has a tendency of over-exaggerating the dips on the road at speed. I'm just curious about the possibilities whilst not endangering myself or others on the road.
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    It is tempting. The Xantia is about the same weight as a CX but the Xantia driver even rejected standard CX spheres. Maybe CX fronts at 55 bar might work OK. Bottom line though is if you think the Xantia rides poorly drive a normal car for a while
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    If the rear hydractive sphere is flat the suspension goes into permanent sport mode
    Not so soft baby

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    The hydractive system can go in a permanent hard mode for many reasons - too many. Nice system when it works. But I thought the xantia wagon did not have hydractive.
    Regarding using spheres from cx. Examining the table of sphere parameters that can be found in the interweb gives an idea what to try (cx,bx,xm). I have used slightly flat cx front sphere in the back of the cx prestige and been happy with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo View Post
    The hydractive system can go in a permanent hard mode for many reasons - too many. Nice system when it works. But I thought the xantia wagon did not have hydractive.
    Regarding using spheres from cx. Examining the table of sphere parameters that can be found in the interweb gives an idea what to try (cx,bx,xm). I have used slightly flat cx front sphere in the back of the cx prestige and been happy with that.
    Won't the damping rates be wrong if you use a CX front with lower pressure on the rear?
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    Yes but it makes it better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    It is tempting. The Xantia is about the same weight as a CX but the Xantia driver even rejected standard CX spheres. Maybe CX fronts at 55 bar might work OK. Bottom line though is if you think the Xantia rides poorly drive a normal car for a while
    Might be the same weight as a CX but I'll bet its lighter at the front, with less of a front weight bias.

    If my standard spheres ever go flat I might go for a set of Comfort spheres with the right damping for a Xantia though.
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    Having had a xantia with flat spheres all you need to do is get them up to specs ( a complete set is about$250 plus postage from France) and you won't worry about comfort spheres
    By the by xantias have a slightly softer ride to the v6 c5
    I drive both

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