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    Hi Guy's
    How Do you measure the suspension height on a 97 Xantia TD LX I am lost as to how to do it .

    Paul

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    You'll really need to get a manual and read the specs.

    However a simple test with most hydrualic Cit's is a clenched fist will fit nicely above the front tire between the inner guard and tire. The rear is usually right when the wheelspat/guard is lined up in the dead center of the wheel.

    It's a little more difficult with a Xantia. I can measure the height of mine between the jacking points and the ground if you like to give an estimate

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    FWIW, a BX is 160mm between the bottom of the crossmember & the ground (front & rear.)
    How this compares to a Xantia I'm not sure but it may be a rough guide for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    You'll really need to get a manual and read the specs.

    However a simple test with most hydrualic Cit's is a clenched fist will fit nicely above the front tire between the inner guard and tire. The rear is usually right when the wheelspat/guard is lined up in the dead center of the wheel.

    It's a little more difficult with a Xantia. I can measure the height of mine between the jacking points and the ground if you like to give an estimate

    seeya,
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    Yup, it's in the manual. You need one anyway, even if only to decide which jobs never to start!

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    Probably the best measure is whether a human newborn, or neonate if you will, can sleep comfortably between tyre and guard. Suspension will sink after a while, so remember to remove measuring device before too long.

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    Icon4 Xantia Suspension Height Adjustment

    Several months ago i had a problem with my 2.0i VSX Xantia Height

    Below is a Link to my Citroen Site which contains an Excel spreadsheet that will help you re-set the heights, since last time i released this spreadsheet i have made it more user firendly including a detailed picture of what each (L1, L2, R1, R2) setting means.

    NB: Even PSA Citroen suggest that height resetting should be carried out three times to make sure alignment is correct

    Citroen Technical Repairs & Information Site:
    http://www.it-solutions.com.au/citroen/

    I hope this helps


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    Just stumbled across this while doing something else; any help?

    http://www.andyspares.com/discussion...?TOPIC_ID=3075


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