In my quest to cut down Puffins body roll that has me clenching my buttock cheeks on right hand bends and roundabouts, I decide to go the whole hog and retro fit a rear anti roll bar.
Sunday Morning and I found some time to fit the rear anti roll bar to Puffin. It has been sat in the garden shed for a few weeks
The bar and fitting parts are still available from Volkswagen and researching the VW T4 owner’s forum produced a necessary parts list right down to the Rivinuts that have to be fitted in the chassis and trailing arm.
Fitting the bar was fairly easy. The hardest part was installing the extra long VW Rivinuts, as a special insertion tool was required that would cost approx £120. I managed to borrow a tool, as there were only 14 nuts to fit and I didn’t have any further use for it.
Once the nuts were inserted it was just a matter of bolting the brackets to the chassis member and bolting the anti roll bar to the brackets and rear trailing arms with the rubber bushes fitted.
Volkswagen fitted the rear anti roll bar as standard to the T4 ambulances, so there must have been a need for it.
The results have proved to be impressive. Puffin holds the road so much better, not in a boy racer type of way (puffin is never going to be racing car), but feels sure-footed.
Definitely worth the investment
Part numbers and quantities that I purchased from TPS to complete the job. Total cost at the time was £260.22 including VAT.
VW Part No Description No required
701 511 409C Stabilizer 1 off
701 8049330 Bracket 2 off
701511417 Clip 4 off
701 511413 Mounting 4 off
N 10295201 Rivit Nut 12 off
N 90408504 Rivit Nut 2 off
N0102336 Screw 4 off
N0102186 Screw 12 off