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 Post subject: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:39 pm 
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Hey guys got myself some super low springs and i am going to fit them to my stock shocks sometime this week and i only have a scissor jack so am going to have to it one corner at a time what is the process of fitting springs? how long should i expect the job to take ?

Any help is greatly appreciated !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:02 pm 
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Hey, these are for an AU falcon but the process should be similar for the car your putting them in. someone with a similar car should no if theres any difference.
Could take you anywhere from a couple of hours to an entire day depending on your skill with that kind of stuff. i would recommend (along with everyone else here) getting shortened shocks sometime in the future cos the stock one will die very quickly, also the car may not sit as low as you want. i have superlows in my au xr6 with stock shocks and doesnt sit anywhere near as low as i want it, anyway its up to you!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:34 pm 
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get the ea-ed workshop manual from supercheap $50 etc has step by step inst on installing springs

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:08 pm 
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Thanks will look over that, i have the manual just cant find it maybe i left it in the car ill check before i attempt this !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:14 pm 
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let me know if you find it i can scan the pages to your email if you need them

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:44 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
get the ea-ed workshop manual from supercheap $50 etc has step by step inst on installing springs



Before buying the manual it would be wise to invest in a proper jack. I've seen scissor jacks collapse when used like how you intend to use yours. I had my father pinned underneath a pulsar when ours collapsed and if it wasn't for my brother and I to lift the thing up so he could be dragged out he wouldn't be here today.
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:48 pm 
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xcabbi wrote:
EFNA wrote:
get the ea-ed workshop manual from supercheap $50 etc has step by step inst on installing springs



Before buying the manual it would be wise to invest in a proper jack. I've seen scissor jacks collapse when used like how you intend to use yours. I had my father pinned underneath a pulsar when ours collapsed and if it wasn't for my brother and I to lift the thing up so he could be dragged out he wouldn't be here today.


I agree completly, and while your there get some stands too!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:42 pm 
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Will a 1400Kg Hydraulic Jack and a set of 1400kg Stand Be enough ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:39 am 
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yes they both will be fine. will take you around 4 hours. massive help if ou have a mate with you. just compressing springs and pulling struts out ect is a big help

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting Superlow Springs
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:17 pm 
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If you are going to fit superlows it would be very worth while replacing the shocks with proper lowering shocks.

Proper shocks will not only vastly improve the quality of the ride, stock shocks will wear out waay quicker with lowered springs.
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