In 1987, the upgraded version of the microbus was introduced, called the ROUGH-22038. This vehicle used by units of the Gaz-24-10. RAF-22038 differed outwardly facing the front of the new stylish radiator grille and aluminum bumpers with plastic side sections. On the prototype 22038, demonstrirovavšemsâ at the exhibition "60 years of the SOVIET car industry" in the back of the sidewalls were narrow vents, but turning a production model was actually saved a 2203. Since 1993 year was rough 22039. This modification has increased passenger capacity (thirteen). This was achieved by reducing to a minimum the luggage space. RAF-2203 was the massive Soviet minibus. The minibus was one of the main areas of application of the RAF-2203. A zavodskojmodifikacii van, intended for minibus, seats were placed on the sides of the cabin, while intended to be modified to work as official vehicles seating raspolagalis′poperečno. However, later (in the nineties), many utility vans also began to be used as a taxi, so on city routes operated machines with different layout of passenger seats. Taxi-Rafah were very common in the first half of the 90 's, later they started zamenât′mikroavtobusy Gazelle, bychok, and others. In the early twenty-first century taxi RAF-2203 decommissioned due to the moral and technological obsolescence, that is, first and foremost, to the security requirements. In some cities the use of RAF-2203 as route taxi is now generally prohibited by law. In regions with low life RAPH still popular in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, for example, it is still used as a taxi more than Gazelle. On RAF-2203 used engine from the Gaz-24. The engine was located in the front, he led the zadniekolësa. Rear axle also is taken from Gaz-24, while the front suspension and steering system was original, but the design used parts and suspension parts Gaz-24 and Gaz-21. Initially, all brakes were drum, but on buses on front wheels 22038 modifications were installed disk brakes.
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