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    Well, after a sudden deterioration in ride quality I decided obviously the time had come.

    After quite an internal debate (and many thanks to KenW for advice on the C5 multilayer membrane sphere option) I finally decided to get new "confort" spheres. Dapco couldn't even supply standard rears, their system coming up with them as NLA, a bit of a surprise.

    I checked around and found Erik Elsen (at [email protected] ). I got an instant, competent response to the "what about Xantia rear spheres?" question. The company, I.F.H.S. is at CitroŽn Suspension Spheres | Suspension Spheres . Recommended.

    Next. No agent in Australia. However, they have a long standing agent in NZ. Chris De Jong at Citroen Inorbit, who can be found on [email protected] . Again excellent and rapid responses.

    Spheres to the door for around $110 each (remember the A$ has fallen quite a bit of late).

    There is a huge improvement in ride quality.

    I'd add, perhaps a bit smugly, that 4 out of 5 of the old ones came off by hand, one needing the slightest tweak with a strap wrench. You don't need to do these spheres up tightly, as is said often. Not a drop of LHM leaked in 12 years, and no struggles with seized spheres.

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    Hi John,
    there's nothing like the feel of new spheres to re-jouvenate your appreciation of the amazing Citroen Hydraulic ride.

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    John,
    Glad its feeling smooth. It will be interesting to see how long before they need a regas.

    Cheers,

    Ken W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    John, Glad its feeling smooth. It will be interesting to see how long before they need a regas. Cheers, Ken W
    Quite so Ken. I've put a reminder in my Outlook calendar at home and at work for a check in August 2017.

    They really are significantly softer but adequately controlled. Interesting.

    Regards
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