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CITROEN BX SPHERES

Post by greendale65 » Tue May 06, 2014 9:59 am

Hello all, Up to now this forum has been very helpful thanks to all
Now can tell me if there is such a thing as comfort spheres ,
when I went in the Citroen garage and ask for some comfort
spheres for my bx he gave me the opinion they are all the same
anybody know on this.
:? :? ^^bx>
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Post by Mothman » Tue May 06, 2014 10:03 am

Hi Alan,

check out the thread 'Harsh ride' a little below this one and you will find the link to comfort sphere's. I just bought a set, hope to get them shortly.

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Re: CITROEN BX SPHERES

Post by Kitch » Tue May 06, 2014 12:31 pm

You've got a 16v in the picture there though...why would you put comfort spheres on it? :?

Even if you soften the spheres, it'll still be more jittery than a regular BX because of the anti-roll bars.

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Post by greendale65 » Tue May 06, 2014 5:49 pm

Mothman wrote:Hi Alan,

check out the thread 'Harsh ride' a little below this one and you will find the link to comfort sphere's. I just bought a set, hope to get them shortly.
8)
Andy
Hello Andy, Let me know how you get
on with them. ( have you got the 16v)
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Post by Mothman » Tue May 06, 2014 6:15 pm

No bud, just some MK1s and a few MK 2 Estates. I will fit them to the TZD and possibly to A MK 1 TRD if things go well. Ile let you know.


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Post by greendale65 » Wed May 07, 2014 8:19 am

Kitch wrote:You've got a 16v in the picture there though...why would you put comfort spheres on it? :?

Even if you soften the spheres, it'll still be more jittery than a regular BX because of the anti-roll bars.
Good point taken I'm sure your right,
long live the ^^bx> 16v 8) 8)
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Re: CITROEN BX SPHERES

Post by Kitch » Wed May 07, 2014 9:19 am

If you want a smooth one, sell the 16v, regain pennies, buy cheaper more basic model. Spend surplus on comfort spheres, and the change on whatever takes your fancy!

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Post by demag » Wed May 07, 2014 9:54 am

I have comfort spheres on the front of the Tgs but I think I need to flush and clean the filters soon.
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Post by greendale65 » Wed May 07, 2014 12:21 pm

Kitch wrote:If you want a smooth one, sell the 16v, regain pennies, buy cheaper more basic model. Spend surplus on comfort spheres, and the change on whatever takes your fancy!
Wont be doing that everybody likes my bx16v even want to buy it,
don't know it is something about this car.

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Post by Kitch » Wed May 07, 2014 3:25 pm

greendale65 wrote:
Kitch wrote:If you want a smooth one, sell the 16v, regain pennies, buy cheaper more basic model. Spend surplus on comfort spheres, and the change on whatever takes your fancy!
Wont be doing that everybody likes my bx16v even want to buy it,
don't know it is something about this car.

8) 8) :) ^^bx>

There you go, it'll sell itself!

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Post by Stephen C » Tue May 13, 2014 8:51 pm

I have ordered a full set of comfort spheres and a accumulator sphere for my BX
I will let you know what difference it makes . [-o<
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Re: CITROEN BX SPHERES

Post by adamskibx » Wed May 14, 2014 7:49 pm

I would like to see some feedback on comfort spheres as I can't help thinking the ride was optimised as standard, because all Citroen had to do was drill out the damping hole and increase the pressure if they wanted to improve on it, so I can't see why it isn't optimised as standard. I suppose they might have considered handling and reviews and what was expected at the time and comfort spheres just make a BX more floaty like a DS. Personally I find the standard ride a good compromise but for motorway work or rough roads comfort spheres might be a good idea.

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Re: CITROEN BX SPHERES

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed May 14, 2014 9:40 pm

adamskibx wrote:I can't help thinking the ride was optimised as standard
It depends on your view of optimum - we all prefer different points along the ride/handling compromise scale. I can't give a back to back comparison between comfort spheres and good condition standard spheres, as one of mine was flat when I changed. But I do prefer the extra floatiness, most of the time.
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Re: CITROEN BX SPHERES

Post by Defender110 » Thu May 15, 2014 8:58 am

adamskibx wrote:I would like to see some feedback on comfort spheres as I can't help thinking the ride was optimised as standard, because all Citroen had to do was drill out the damping hole and increase the pressure if they wanted to improve on it, so I can't see why it isn't optimised as standard.

True but the different models had different ride qualities with sportier models having firmer ride. I swapped my TZD spheres to comfort spheres as I wanted optimum comfort rather than sporty handling i.e changing from TZD to TGD.
I wasn't sure there was anything wrong with my spheres but have owned the car for 4 years without touching them so decided to change them as a matter of routine. In reality I have noticed a slight improvement but her indoors who drives the car more often didn't appear to notice any difference and she does normally pick up on any changes. She went ape when I fitted wider tyres and ruined the ride.
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