Case Study

Drive-Rite Lowered Suspension Solution for Renault / Opel / Nissan X83

The Problem:

The current height of the standard X83 vehilce stands at 1966/1973 mm. TEST

This height is too high for access to many underground car parks due to the height restriction limit of 1.9 mtrs.


The Solution:

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 1.89 mtrs.



  • 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-levelling
  • 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


Drive-Rite IntelliRide Controls

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 levelling 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.


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For further details please contact Drive-Rite Head Office:-


Dublin 15, Ireland.

Phone: +353 1 8612 632

Fax +353 18612 647



18 Rue de la PAIX



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